Basic Types of Dimensioning Used in Engineering Drawings
By Kelly Curran, Glenn Sokolowski
Learners examine the basic types of dimensioning including unidirectional and aligned systems, and linear, aligned, angled, arrowless, chain, datum, chart, tabular, radius, diameter, typical, and reference dimensions.
Indirect Measurement Instruments
By Kelly Curran
The learner will define indirect measurement, identify common indirect measuring tools, and select the proper measuring tool for the situation.
Orthographic Projection #1
By Glenn Sokolowski
In this interactive and animated object, learners examine orthographic projection and the Glass Box Theory. Front, side, and top view development is demonstrated with pictorial views of each object to help develop 2D to 3D visualization skills.
Basic Symbols Used in Engineering Drawings
Learners examine the drawing symbols used for counterbore, countersink, spotface, radius, diameter, and depth. In the quiz that completes the activity, they associate these symbols with machining applications.
Print Reading: An Alphabet of Lines in Print Reading
In this animated activity, learners read about the types of lines found on blueprints. A quiz completes the activity.
Reading a Micrometer
By Sue Silverstein
In this learning activity you'll practice reading a micrometer.
Engine Lathe: Basic Components and Operation
In this video, you’ll explore the engine lathe, its basic components, and you’ll learn to operate its machine controls.
Project Sheet: Lathe Maintenance
This is a project that gives steps to complete the activity.
Lathe: Left-Hand Thread Cutting
This document is a visual and text description of left-hand thread cutting on a lathe.
Procedure for Setting the Tool Length Offsets on a Vertical CNC Machining Center with a Fanuc O-M Control
By Les Rhines
Students view how the tool length offsets are set on the CNC Machine. They read a description of a method that uses a 2-inch gage block as a height reference.
General Shop Safety - Safety Rules
This document provides a list of shop safety rules.
General Machine Safety Considerations
This text document lists 27 safety items to consider in a machine shop.
Drill Grinding Procedures - Web Thinning
In this document you'll review drill grinding procedures and web thinning diagrams.
Cylindrical Grinder Components - Photos
In this learning object you'll review color photographs of a Brown & Sharpe Universal Cylindrical Grinder.
Advanced Cutting Tools/ Holding Devices and Operations
In this document you'll review photos of different types of drilling tools.
Lathe Accessories - Tool Holding
In this learning activity you'll explore lathe tool-holding techniques.
Darex Model SP2000 Drill Sharpening Machine
By Mike Cattelino
Learners view step-by-step instructions for how to set up and sharpen a drill bit in the Darex drill grinder, model SP2000.
Print Reading: Step Block
In this animated print reading exercise, the learner calculates missing dimensions and identifies surfaces on projected views.
This document gives an overview of lathe maintenance.
Lathe Project: Grinding a Threading Tool
This project gives a drawing with steps to complete the activity.
Lathe Project: Turning Using a Digital Readout
By Thaddeus Hetzer
Users read work instructions and view a drawing and calculations for turning on a lathe using a digital readout.
Project Sheet - Sawing 2
This project gives a drawing and steps to complete the activity.
Cutting Tapers using the Taper Attachment
This video will show you how to setup and cut a taper using a taper attachment.
CNC Control Features
By Terry Tower
In this learning activity you'll discover the features of a Puma Daewoo O-T CNC Lathe Control panel.
Using an Edge Finder
The learner will use an edge finder to locate the edge of a workpiece.