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machine tool and computer-aided manufacturing (MACH)
MACH 106 (3 credits)
Blueprint Reading and Related Math

Interpretation of industrial drawings, basic skills in sketching,
and applied mathematics.

MACH 112 (3 credits)
Cutting Tools and Measurement

Procedures and techniques required to perform skilled
bench work and use of precision measuring instruments.
Variety of drill press, bench grinding, and power-sawing
operations are introduced and exercised.
Prerequisite: MACH 106

MACH 118 (4 credits)
Lathe and Vertical Milling Machining I

This course introduces students to the lathe and vertical
milling machine. Students are exposed to a wide variety of
related operations.
Prerequisite: MACH 106

MACH 123 (2 credits)
Surface Grinding and Abrasive Machining I

Procedures and techniques required to safely set up and
operate surface grinding equipment.
Prerequisite: MACH 106

MACH 158 (3 credits)
Lathe and Vertical Milling Machining II

Techniques and procedures taught in MACH 118 are
enhanced and reinforced. This course introduces students
to more advanced techniques and procedures used on the
lathe and the vertical milling machine.
Prerequisites: MACH 106 and MACH 118

MACH 161 (2 credits)
Metallurgy

Covering the basic principles of metallurgy, this course
clarifies many industrial processes. Students gain an
understanding of quenching, annealing, case hardening,
tempering, and crystallization.

MACH 168 (3 credits)
Machine Skills Lab

This is a lab intensive course which provides students with
extensive hands-on training. Assigned projects aid students
in gaining critical experience contributing to a well-rounded
machining education.
Prerequisites: MACH 112, MACH 118, MACH 123, and MACH
158

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MACH 172 (3 credits)
Computer Numerical Control (CNC) I

Introducing students to basic CNC concepts, this
course explains and exercises Cartesian coordinates,
codes, positioning systems, tooling, and word address
programming.
Prerequisite: MACH 118

MACH 222 (3 credits)
Computer-Aided Design
Machining (CAD/CAM) I

and

Computer-Aided

This course introduces the use of MasterCAM® as a tool for
defining part geometry and generating CNC machine code.
Two axis and three axis applications are demonstrated,
along with the use of the CAD/CAM applications. The
AutoCAD® system is introduced as a drafting system to be
linked with MasterCAM®.

MACH 227 (3 credits)
Computer Numerical Control II

This course expands upon introductory concepts learned in
CNC I and provides for increased hands-on application of
learned material. Some advanced programming techniques
include circular interpolation, cutter, compensation, and
subroutines. Students learn how to inspect precision parts
with the coordinate measuring machine and are required
to complete specific laboratory work to gain confidence in
working with the CNC machines.
Prerequisite: MACH 172

MACH 229 (4 credits)
Machine Skills Lab II

Students complete advanced project work on lathes and
milling machines during laboratory time. On the lathe,
advanced threading, boring, and the use of attachments such
as steady and follower rests are studied. Preparing machined
parts for heat-treating and required grinding are stressed and
exercised in this course.
Prerequisites: MACH 168 and MATH 137

MACH 231 (4 credits)
Machine Tool Internship

The course is a prearranged, structured learning experience
scheduled within a specific time frame. The experience
is relevant to an intern's academic goals and to the
competencies of this program. Machine Tool Technology
internships serve as a capstone experience to the academic
instruction received at Thaddeus Stevens College and
provide interns with an opportunity to gain practical work
experience in the machining industry.
Prerequisites: MACH 227, MACH 229, and instructor
permission.



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