NSDC Course: Machining Technician - Lathe

Learn about the safe and effective use of CNC machine tools and become an efficient machine operator.

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Learn about the safe and effective use of CNC machine tools and become an efficient machine operator.





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The demand for computer-controlled operators has increased in the manufacturing industry. CNC machine tools have replaced the older mechanical metal and plastic working machines to increase productivity, and therefore increasing the need for machine operators.

This course NSDC Course: Machining Technician - Lathe presents you with the knowledge and skills necessary to become an efficient machine operator. The course caters for different learning needs by supplying the learner with both text and video based content.

You will learn about Metrology, Metallurgy and Safety, Conventional Turning, CNC Turning, and soft skills. These modules will prepare you for using different functions of a lathe machine and teach you how to communicate and behave confidently in the work place.

This course will test your knowledge on the content at different intervals to increase your learning before you complete a final graded assessment at the end of the course.

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Module 1: Metrology - Part I

Module 2: Metrology - Part II

Module 3: Metallurgy and Safety

Module 4: Conventional Turning - Part I

Module 5: Outer Diameter (OD) Turning

Module 6: Turning Between Centers

Module 7: Taper Turning

Module 8: Conventional Turning Part I - Test Your Learning

Module 9: Conventional Turning - Part II

Module 11: External Grooving

Module 12: Case Study 1 - Practice Manual Turning Operations

Module 13: Conventional Turning Part II - Test Your Learning

Module 14: CNC Turning - Part I

Module 15: Coordinate Systems - Cartesian

Module 16: CNC Turning Part I - Test Your Learning

Module 17: CNC Turning - Part II

Module 18: Mounting of Tool Holders on Turret

Module 19: Machining a Component with a Developed Part Program and Component Inspection – Practical

Module 20: CNC Turning Part II - Test Your Learning

Module 21: Soft Skills

Module 22: Maching Technician - Lathe - Graded Assessment

Module 10: Boring

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course, you will be able to: - Explain measurement terms and systems; - Identify the parts of a lathe machine; - Convert values between the measurement systems; - Explain how to use different measuring instruments; - Identify and distinguish between 2D and 3D geometrical shapes; - Read engineering drawings of simple parts; - Develop part programs for simple components; - Produce parts or components in auto cycle; - Adjust the tool or offset data to correct the deviations in part dimensions; - Change the cutting tools or carbide insets after full wear; - State the basic properties of materials (hardness, ductility, toughness); - Perform different operations with the lathe machine; - Define the importance of CNC; - Become aware of safety and maintenance associated with a lathe machine; - Recognise how to behave accordingly in the work place.


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