Machine Tools Technology

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Program Description

Since a machinist's main job function is to set-up and operate machines that remove material to shape metal and other materials into precision parts. The principle goal of the Advanced Manufacturing program at Pathfinder is to provide the resources that students need to stimulate their motor skills and mental capabilities. These abilities are developed in the student by providing instruction and experiences in designing, modeling, computer testing, trouble shooting, observing, analyzing outcomes, investigating problems and finally machining precision parts. The transition from manual phase to the CNC/CAM phase is based on each individual's ability and competencies. Individual instruction is the hallmark of this program: therefore, each student has the potential to be a productive machinist upon graduation.

Grade Focus

9th Grade:

  • General Shop Safety & proper conduct in a shop setting
  • Osha and ‘Right to Know’
  • Work holding fundamentals
  • Basic Manual Machining (Lathe and Milling)
  • Surface Grinding
  • Basic reading & interpretation of technical drawings

10th Grade:

  • General Shop Safety & proper conduct in a shop setting
  • Osha & ‘Right to Know’
  • Intermediate Manual Machining
  • Basic Proto Trak CNC milling & Turning
  • Basic Solid Modeling & Annotation (Solidworks)
  • Basic CAM Operation (SmartCam)
  • Intermediate reading & interpreting technical drawings
  • Basic CMM operation

11th Grade:

  • General Shop Safety & proper conduct in a shop setting
  • Advanced Proto Trak CNC milling & turning
  • CNC Programming Lathe & Milling
  • CNC Machining Center set-up & operation
  • CNC Turning Center set-up & operation
  • Advanced Solid Modeling & annotation (Solidworks)
  • Advanced CAM operation (Master Cam)
  • Intermediate CMM operation

12th Grade:

  • General Shop Safety & proper conduct in a shop setting
  • Osha & ‘Right to Know’
  • Advanced CNC Programming Lathe & Milling
  • Advanced CNC Machining Center set-up & operation
  • Advanced CNC Turning Center set-up & operation
  • Advanced Solid Modeling & annotation (Solidworks)
  • Advanced CAM operation (Master Cam)
  • GD&T (Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing)
  • Advanced CMM operation

Machine Tools Faculty