Machining By: Corey LaBarge
Opens many doors Various engineering fields such as: Industrial Engineering Manufacturing Engineering Computer Engineering Mechanical Engineering Variety of jobs Government Hospitals Factories Salaries From upper $30,000 to upper $40,000. Easy advancement Machining Benefits
Machining Benefits • High in demand • Hard to find valuable employees • Jobs across the nation • If your good, you’ve got it. • Controlled Climate • Clean Environment
Projects • Projects require patience and creativity. • Don’t give up until it’s over with.
Projects • Blueprints • Must know how to read them • most important key to starting a project
Projects • Great starter projects • C-clamp • Hammer • V-blocks • Parallels • 1-2-3 Blocks • all projects demonstrate use of machinery.
Projects • Advanced Projects include: • Air engine • Clock • Vice
Projects • Other advanced projects: • Ferris Wheel • Flashlight • Air Cylinder
Equipment and Tools • Machinists use a variety of tools • They must know their options • Safety is the MOST important key to machining • A select few of the tools and machines used are:
Equipment- Machines • Lathes • Turn Metal to form an object of any desired shape • Drill Holes in the end of a piece of stock • Make threads • provide good finishes
Equipment- Machines • Mills • Drills holes in both square and round stock • Mills the top of stock • Uses the end mill to mill from the side • can do work from several different angles • Variety of attachments- Vice, head, collets, etc… • Cuts grooves • provides a descent finish
Equipment- Machines • Bandsaw • cut bigger pieces of stock • not a “finishing” machine • rough cuts
Equipment- Machines • Surface grinder • A finishing machine • provides a variety of finishes depending on the grinding wheel • Only take off two thousandths of an inch
Equipment- Machines • Wheel Grinder • removes burrs from stock • grind down stock and screws
Equipment- Tools Tap & Die Center Finder & Edge Finder Circular vice
Equipment- Tools Starter Bit Dial Indicator End Mill
Machining • Become a good critical thinker • Learn patience • most important of all, enjoy what you do.