THY101 - Machining Theory

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Subject Title
Machining Theory

Subject Description
In order to manufacture parts efficiently, it is necessary to have an understanding of how to machine a wide variety of materials, using machine tools and equipment commonly found in a machine shop.  This course has been designed to build a solid theoretical foundation from which students can develop good machining skills and techniques.  Learning opportunities in this subject are derived from the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities In-school Curriculum.

Credit Status
Full credit status towards a college program

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Recognize the importance of safely working in a machine shop environment.

2. Identify basic machine tools and their major component parts.

3. Determine the most appropriate hand and machine cutting tools to machine steel.

4. Calculate cutter r.p.m. and feed rates for a variety of machining operations.

5. Select holding devices for securing parts to be machined.

6. Measure parts using a ruler, vernier caliper, micrometers and "3-wires".

7. Plan order of operations to manufacture work piece in accordance with drawing specifications.

8. Use reference materials to determine basic machining and related data.

9. Describe how steel is manufactured.



Essential Employability Skills
Execute mathematical operations accurately.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Cheating and Plagiarism
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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.