• Program: Machine Tool Technology
  • Course: Introduction to Swiss-Style Machining
  • Course #: MACH2500
  • Total Credits: 3

Course Description

This course will expose students to the basics of CNC Swiss Style Lathes. The student will be introduced to safety procedures and the nomenclature of CNC Swiss Style Lathes. Basic CNC turning, milling, and drilling procedures will be reviewed. Comparisons of CNC turning as opposed to CNC Swiss-Style training will be examined. Basic concepts of the setup and operation of CNC Swiss Style Lathes will be explored and common G&M codes will be identified. This course will cover the characteristics of hazardous wastes and its safe handling, storage, and disposal.

Course Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Disability Services

Hennepin Technical College offers reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. If you have a documented disability that may require accommodations, contact the college’s Disability Services Director: Sara Laviolette at Brooklyn Park (763-488-2477) or Jean Kreutter at Eden Prairie (952-995-1544).

Course Goals

The following goals will be addressed in the course:
Examine history of Swiss style turning
Examine Swiss style turning center capabilities
Examine Swiss style turning center safety
Identify CNC Swiss turning center components
Examine machine coordinate systems/axis orientation
Identify machine control and its functions
Identify work holding devices
Identify cutting tool holders
Identify cutting tools
Explain Swiss turning center programs
Explain automatic stock feeding
Examine tool offset methods
Complete basic machine setup to produce simple parts
Produced simple machined parts

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 2
  • Lab: 1
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details
  • Prerequisites: 
    Graduation from or concurrent enrollment in a 2 year Machine Tool Technology Program or a minimum of 2 years of related work experience
  • Campus: Brooklyn Park

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