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Tool and Die Making

Objective: Upon completion, the student (if he/she is enrolled as a diploma student) will receive a diploma.

Objective: Upon completion, the student (if he/she is enrolled as an apprentice) will receive a certificate of completion for Apprenticeship-Related Instruction.

Course Outline

Basic Technical Math (42 hrs.)
Advanced Technical Math (42 hrs.)
Blueprint Reading & Schematics (36 hrs.)
Metalworking Fundamentals I (45 hrs.)
Metalworking Fundamentals II (45 hrs.)
Advanced Machine Tool Technology (45 hrs.)
CNC Machining (45 hrs.)
Introduction to Metallurgy (36 hrs.)
Basic Die Making (45 hrs.)
Advanced Die Making (45 hrs.)
Jig and Fixture Design (45 hrs.)
OSHA 10 & Industrial Health and Safety (21 hrs.)
Introduction to Computers (18 hrs.)
Human Relation Skills (21 hrs.)
Communication Skills (21 hrs.)
Supervisory Skills  (21 hrs.)

Course Descriptions

BASIC TECHNICAL MATH (2301)
Basic Technical Math presents the topics of arithmetic with whole numbers, common fractions, decimal fractions, percentage, measurement numbers, metric and English unit conversions, scientific notation, exponential operations and basic algebra - including the use of formulas and equation solving. The course is self-paced utilizing a text/workbook. Students may pretest to determine their skill level, with those meeting the competency level receiving credit for the course.

ADVANCED TECHNICAL MATH (2302)
This course is a continuation of Basic Technical Math with the added topics of practical plane geometry, practical solid geometry, practical triangle trigonometry and equation/quadratic equation solutions. The course is self-paced utilizing a text/workbook. Students may pretest to determine their skill level, with those meeting the competency level receiving credit for the course.
Prerequisite: 2301

 BLUEPRINT READING & SCHEMATICS (8006)
Covers all types of blueprints, schematics, and symbols used in industrial plants. Discuss machine parts and machine drawings, concentrating on compound rest and clutch-brake control. Examines hydraulic and pneumatic, piping and plumbing, electrical, and air-conditioning and refrigeration drawings, introduces sketching used in industrial plants. Discusses air-conditioning and refrigeration systems, including explanations on electrical/ electronic-control schematics. Prerequisites – 2301

METALWORKING FUNDAMENTALS I (1713)
This course provides students with an understanding of various types and forms of precision machining, including the materials and processes used in industry. Students will use blueprint reading, layout processes, bench metalwork, and the operation of saws, lathes, milling machines and grinders. Precision measurement is also covered using precision measuring tools ranging in accuracy from 1/64th to 50 millionths of an inch.
Prerequisites: 2301, 8006

METALWORKING FUNDAMENTALS II (1714)
Students who have mastered the basics in Metalworking Fundamentals I will be provided with a more in-depth study and practical application of achieved skills. Focus of the course will be determined on the basis of individual needs and interests, enabling the student to specialize in specific areas.
Prerequisites: 2301, 8005, 1713

ADVANCED MACHINE TOOL TECHNOLOGY (1709)
The course deals with intermediate and advanced skills and technology. More precise instruments, layouts and measurements are covered. Fundamental heat treating and metallurgy, quality control and other fabrication processes are covered in relation to the manufacturing of common industrial materials. There is also a comprehensive treatment of precision grinding (including surface finishing) with surface, cutter, tool, cylindrical and other special grinding machines.
Prerequisites: 2301, 8005, 1713, 1714

CNC MACHINING (1711)
This course will introduce students to the basic techniques of computer numerical control programming using the G-code format. Students then will advanced to programming and machining parts using the EMCO CAD-CAM, Compact 5 CNC lathe and the TRAK DPM, 3-Axis CNC Milling Machine using conversational programming. This course provides both theory and hands-on operation so students can see finished parts that they have designed and programmed.

INTRODUCTION TO METALLURGY (1703)
This course provides the student with an understanding of how ferrous and non-ferrous metals are smelted, cast, formed, alloyed and heat treated. The fundamentals of metallurgy, grain size, carbon-content effect and hardness testing devices are presented within the course. The tests for different alloys to determine the effect of heat treatments will be included.

BASIC DIE MAKING (1705)
Basic Die Making is designed to provide students with the principles of blanking and/or piercing dies, screw and dowel holes, die life, punches, pilots and die-block construction. Basic techniques and theories of building stamping dies are presented, along with the essential facts of cutting and forming operations. Primary die components as individual entities, in addition to their function as an integral part of the complete die, are also discussed.
Prerequisites: 2301, 2302, 2803, 8005, 1713, 1714, 1709, 1711, 1703

ADVANCED DIE MAKING (1706)
This course is an extension of Basic Die Making, explaining the 'Why's' of die making as it progresses to the more advanced stages of complete dies. Each subject begins at the necessary foundation level and is developed progressively so the student gains complete comprehension of each die type.
Prerequisites: 2301, 2302, 2803, 8005, 1713, 1714, 1709, 1711, 1703, 1705

JIG AND FIXTURE DESIGN (1704)
This course explains the practical functioning, types and fabrication of jigs and fixtures in a concise and logical format. The students are introduced to the components of jigs and fixtures from a functional standpoint while learning the factors to be considered in planning and layout thanks to step-by-step progressions.
Prerequisites: 2301, 2302, 2803, 8005, 1713, 1714, 1709, 1711, 1703

OSHA 10 & INDUSTRIAL HEALTH AND SAFETY (2202)
This course will discuss and demonstrate the importance of understanding and applying Industrial Safety principles and practices in the work environment. This training includes defining and discussing safety concepts, terms, and definitions; recognizing best practices in accident prevention; understanding who is responsible for safety in the workplace and why. You will also learn how to recognize workplace safety hazards and how to deal with them. You will learn how to use specific tools in the workplace, what machine and chemical hazards are and how best to deal with them, and how to properly use personal protective clothing and related to PPE. OSHA 10 certification will be available. 

INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS (3035)
This course is designed to introduce the student to the basics of a personal computer. Topics covered include computer hardware and background (1st session), Windows basics (2nd, 3rd and 4th sessions) and a look at the four main areas of software (word processing, spreadsheets, databases and presentations - 5th and 6th sessions).

HUMAN RELATION SKILLS (2102)
This course will explore principles of human relations related to personal and occupational goals. Human relation principles to be explored include team skills, creative thinking, communications, goal setting, conflict management and self-image.

COMMUNICATION SKILLS (2106)
In this course, students will focus on communication as a survival skill in the workplace. We will learn how effective communication makes us better employees, employers and co-workers. We will study and practice the skills and oral and written communication. The goal of this course is to make students more perceptive and skillful speakers, listeners, readers and writers.

SUPERVISORY SKILLS (2105)
This course is designed for the prospective supervisor to develop the skills necessary to apply the principles of effective supervision on the job. The course covers the four functions of the management cycle (planning, organizing, directing and controlling), including ways of boosting productivity, communicating more effectively, handling problems, making correct decisions and reducing cost.

Precision Machining Lab

Mission

Massanutten Technical Center will provide high school and adult students with the skills, knowledge, and industry-based experiences necessary to attain success in career and community.

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