• Machine Tool Technology With Mr.Burkhart

     

    Precision Machinists are highly skilled workers who provide tools, molds and special guiding and holding devices that are used to mass-produce a variety of metal and plastic parts. Machinists set up and operate all types of basic and advanced machine tools using precision measuring instruments. Machinist also create parts from hand held size to needing a semi to move. From as simple as a bolt to as complicated to a locomotive engine block. Through our program, students gain a basic understanding of machine tools, measuring instruments, metals and blueprint reading to prepare them for entry level positions in manufacturing.

     

    Machinist- N. Person who operates a machine, specifically machine tools.

    Machine Tools. N. Machines used for shaping or machining metal or other rigid materials using cutting tools.

    Here is an example of machining using a 5 Axis HAAS Mill. https://youtu.be/wHstzxuryMk

     

     

     

    Blueprint reading, understanding instructions, mental alertness with good eye-hand coordination are necessary ingredients for the Machine Tool Tech area. Machine work includes: lathe, milling machine, heat-treating, bench work, drill press, grinder, and band saw. In addition, the student is exposed to a Computerized Numerically Controlled (CNC) milling machine and a computerized turning center. This enables the student to learn current technology as it relates to computer-controlled machinery. Students who meet certain criteria are eligible to take  NIMS (National Institute for Metalworking Skills) certification tests.

     
     Skills Taught:  Lathe
    • Orientation & safety
    • Bench work and Layout
    • Drill Press
    • Engine lathe
    • Operation and Programming of CNC Milling Machines
    • Operation and Programming of CNC Turning Center
    • Blueprint Reading
    • Surface grinder
    • Band saw
    • Shop math
    • Hardness testing
    • Vertical Milling Machine
    • Inspection Processes

    Related Careers:

    • Milling Machine Set-up & Operator
    • Surface Grinder Operator
    • Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Machine Operator
    • Horizontal Boring Mill Set-up & Operator
    • All Around Machinist
    • Engine Lathe Set-up & Operator
    • Drill Press Set-up & Operator

     

    About the Instructor

    Mr. Burkhart is from the area, an alumni of Cranberry Jr./Sr. High School. He attended New Castle School of Trades and obtained an Associates in Specialized Technology for Machine Technology. Mr. Burkhart has experience in local industry as a Tool Grinder, Inspector, Vertical and Horizontal CNC Mill Machinist, and Tool and Die machinist.

     

    Any questions, concerns or comments feel free to contact at, kburkhart@vtc1.org or 814-493-6576

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Last Modified on April 30, 2019