Course Content and Outcome Guide for MCH 125
- Course Number:
- MCH 125
- Course Title:
- Speeds and Feeds
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Course DescriptionCovers how to calculate proper cutting speeds, revolutions per minute (RPM) and feeds for various machine tools and cutting conditions. Introduces how accurately calculating speeds and feeds prior to cutting on the work piece will save time, money, and avoid the waste of materials and tools. Prerequisite: MCH 100. Audit available.
Addendum to Course DescriptionSpeeds & Feeds - It is important for a machinist to be able to calculate proper RPM and feeds rather than to rely on a trial-and-error method. Accurately calculating speeds and feeds prior to cutting on the work piece will save time and avoid waste of materials. In this module, you will receive instruction and practice in calculating cutting speeds, RPM, and feeds.
Intended Outcomes for the course
Introduce the student to the formulas and reference materials needed to perform the necessary calculations for obtaining the correct speeds and feeds for the appropriate machining operations.
This course is based on performance outcomes. The following performance outcomes are based upon established industry standards. The student will demonstrate knowledge and understanding:
- When given reference materials and problems, which require the calculation of speeds and feeds, the student will be able to locate the needed information and perform the necessary calculations to determine correct machine speeds and feeds 80% of the time.
Course Activities and Design
MCH 125 will be presented by means of audio-visual presentations, demonstrations, lab experiences, and research activities. The course activities and design emphasize the development of skills and knowledge outcomes prescribed by established industry standards. The identified outcomes will be achieved by means of individual and team activities.
Outcome Assessment Strategies
Mathematics for Machine Technology; by Robert D. Smith