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ATMT 1150 - Machine Theory-Machine Tool Laboratory 1

Credit Hours: 3.00

Prerequisites: None

Basic theory and operations of the fundamental machines used in a modern machine shop. Basic skills and technical knowledge are covered for drill presses, shapers, lathes, and milling machines. Safe work habits are emphasized. Inspection is an integral part of the course.

Billable Contact Hours: 3

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Outcome 1: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to develop safe work habits.


  1. Learn proper use of safety equipment.
  2. Learn safe dressing practices.

Outcome 2: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to use precision measuring instruments.


  1. Measure objects using micrometers and calipers.
  2. Locate workpiece edges using wiggler/edge finders.
  3. Scribe objects with Height gauge.
  4. Tram objects using a dial indicator.

Outcome 3: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to setup and operate typical machines used in a machine shop.


  1. Identify parts, nomenclature, and attachments of the drill press.
  2. Identify parts, nomenclature, and attachments of the engine lathe.
  3. Identify parts, nomenclature, and attachments of the horizontal and vertical milling machines.
  4. Identify parts, nomenclature, and attachments of the pedestal grinder.

  • Communication: The graduate can communicate effectively for the intended purpose and audience.
  • Critical Thinking: The graduate can make informed decisions after analyzing information or evidence related to the issue.
  • Global Literacy: The graduate can analyze human behavior or experiences through cultural, social, political, or economic perspectives.
  • Information Literacy: The graduate can responsibly use information gathered from a variety of formats in order to complete a task.
  • Quantitative Reasoning: The graduate can apply quantitative methods or evidence to solve problems or make judgments.
  • Scientific Literacy: The graduate can produce or interpret scientific information presented in a variety of formats.
CDO marked YES apply to this course:
Communication: YES
Critical Thinking: YES
Global Literacy: YES
Information Literacy: YES
Quantitative Reasoning: YES
Scientific Literacy: YES


  1. Shop Orientation / Safety Decimal Problems: Interpreting Decimal Values General Safety
  2. Basic Layout and Measuring / Tool Metrology Problems: Using Measuring Tools Correctly and Precisely
  3. Lathe / Nomenclature / 411 / Cutting Speeds and Feeds / Work Driving Methods Setup Problems: Become Familiar with Lathe Terminology and Functions
  4. Lathe Straight / Turning, Facing / Shouldering / Knurling / Undercutting Problems: Lathe Demonstration Working with Taps and Dies
  5. Drill Press and Drill Procedures Problems: Drill Press Demonstration Tapping, Reaming Counter-boring
  6. Vertical Milling Machines Nomenclature / Setup and Basic Use Problems: Become Familiar with Mill Terminology and Function, Indicating Vise, Training Heat, etc.
  7. Vertical Milling Machines Cutters and Accessories Problems: Vertical Milling Machine Demo Squaring Stock, Cutting Angles, etc. Review Problems: General Shop Assignment

Primary Faculty
Walters, Gary
Secondary Faculty

Associate Dean
Jewett, Mark
Hutchison, Donald

Primary Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088

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