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College Catalog 2024-2025 
College Catalog 2024-2025
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ATAP 1030 - Feeds, Speeds, & Advanced Tools

Credit Hours: 2.00

Prerequisites: None

This course teaches the student advanced cutting tool technologies, such as proper selection of tools for CNC mills and lathes, optimum feedrate, spindle speed, surface feet per minute calculations, maximum depth of cut, side steps, high speed machining, and hard milling and turning. The student will also learn the importance of tool geometries.

Billable Contact Hours: 2

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Outcome 1: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to select mill and lathe tools for CNC high speed machining.


  1. Utilize rake geometry (positive and negative) for proper cutting methods.
  2. Know which tools to select for rough and finish machining operations.
  3. Know the proper use and difference between climb and conventional milling.

Outcome 2: Upon completion of this course, students will know how to select proper tools and cutting grades for CNC high speed machining.


  1. Select proper carbide grades.
  2. Know how to use indexable and solid cutting tools.
  3. Select tools based on workpiece materials types.

Outcome 3: Upon completion of this course, students will be know how to calculate feedrate, spindle speed, horsepower, and torque calculations for CNC high speed machining.


  1. Calculate surface feet per minute.
  2. Calculate spindle speed calculations.
  3. Calculate federate calculations.
  4. Calculate radial chip thinning.
  5. Calculate horsepower calculations.
  6. Calculate torque calculations.
  7. Calculate chip load.

  • 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. Tool Geometry
  2. Components of High Speed Machining
  3. Feed, Speed, Torque Calculations
  4. Tool Material Selection
  5. Advanced Mill Tool Geometry
  6. Advanced Turning Tool Geometry

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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