March 22, 2022

Taps

Taps are one of the most common tools used to produce internal threads in parts. Understanding the types of taps and their applications is important for anyone working in manufacturing. By the end of this course, you will be able to • Identify a hand tap • Identify a helical tap • Identify the sections of a tap • Understand the markings on a tap
March 22, 2022

Hand Tapping

Hand tapping is a common method of manually tapping a few holes or repairing damaged internal threads. Understanding this process is important for anyone working with parts with internal threads. By the end of this course, you will be able to • List types of tap wrenches • List proper cutting fluids for tapping different materials • Understand the process of hand tapping
March 22, 2022

Threading Dies

A threading die is a tool used to create or repair external threads. Understanding the different types of threading dies and their uses is important for anyone in manufacturing. By the end of this course, you will be able to • List types of threading dies • List the parts of an adjustable threading die • Understand the process of repairing a thread with a threading die
March 22, 2022

Cutting Fluids

Cutting fluids are vital to the success of most machining operations on CNC machines. It is important to understand the properties and proper maintenance of the various cutting fluids. By the end of this course, you will be able to • Distinguish between cutting oil, soluble oil, and synthetic cutting fluids • List properties of cutting oils • List properties of synthetic cutting fluids • List properties of soluble oil • List ingredients in soluble oils • Understand how to use a refractometer
March 22, 2022

Cutting Tool Materials

Many different types of cutting tool material are available, and how they interact with whatever you’re cutting plays a key role in the success of a machining operation. In this course, you will discover the most common cutting tool types and materials. You will also find out the importance of balancing speed and feedrate, as well as the key attributes of each type of material. By the end of this course, you will be able to • Define speed and feed • List common cutting tool materials • Identify uses of common cutting tool materials • List the attributes of common cutting tool materials • Understand the purpose of coatings on cutting tools • Understand the term carbide grade
March 22, 2022

Indexable Tool Holders

Several machining operations can use indexable tools. In this course, you’ll learn the difference between indexable turning tool holders and indexable boring bar holders. You’ll also discover the ins and outs of the ANSI and ISO turning tool and boring bar identification systems. By the end of this course, you will be able to • Identify machining operations that can use indexable tools • List the areas of a shank-type indexable turning tool holder • List the components of the insert clamping system • Identify the meanings of positions in the ANSI and ISO turning tool identification system • Define the inscribed circle of an insert
March 22, 2022

Inserts

Many different types of inserts exist. Fortunately, many inserts are versatile, and you can use them for multiple tasks. In this course, you’ll discover the common insert shapes for CNC lathes. You’ll also learn what each position in the insert identification system specifies. By the end of this course, you will be able to • List common shapes of inserts used for turning • List common shapes of inserts used for milling • Understand the importance of the tool nose radius • Understand the ANSI insert identification system • Define chipbreaker
March 22, 2022

Solid Cutting Tools

Solid cutting tools are widely used in CNC lathes and machining centers. Understanding the terms associated with these tools and how a tool is selected is important information for all CNC team members. By the end of this course, you will be able to • Identify terms associated with solid cutting tools • Distinguish between right- and left-hand cutting tools • Define straight and helical flutes • Distinguish between right- and left-hand helical flutes • List the categories of drill lengths • Understand the size markings of drills • Understand the markings on taps • Understand the uses of right- and left-hand helix cutting tools
March 22, 2022

Drill Bits

Drill bits are used in conjunction with drill motors to drill holes in workpieces. In this course, you will learn about drill bits and how to choose the right bit for the hole you are drilling. By the end of this course, you will be able to • List different types of drill bits • Describe the components of a drill bit • Describe the purpose of a reamer • List considerations for choosing the right drill bit