Machine Tool Technology

Almost everything you own was made by machinists or with tools made by machinists. Precision machining students plan and make precision finished parts from raw material using lathes, mills, and CNC (computer numerical control) machines.

In this class you will have the opportunity to learn basic precision machining and CNC skills. Even more important, you will practice the kind of problem solving skills that enhance your performance in every area of life. This can be the beginning of a great career or a vital stepping-stone toward many college degree careers.

In the first year, students learn how to properly layout and produce projects through a combination of lecture and hands on instruction. The safe use and operation of the drill press, lathe, and surface grinders. In the second year class, the student continues to develop the fundamentals of machining skills learned during the first year and is introduced to the milling machine and the basics of CNC or computer numerical control.

The Machine Tool Program introduces the student to machining fundamentals.  The student begin by using basic machine tools including the lathe, milling machine, drill press, powersaw and bench grinder.  Machine terminology, theory ,math, part layout and bench work using common measuring tools is included.

For more information contact: Ronald.Rigg@mason.kyschools.us