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MAC 130 - Machine Setup and Fixture Making

3 Credits, 5 Contact Hours
1 lecture period 4 lab periods

Applied setup of manual machining techniques and related skill sets to produce various part fixtures. Includes translating blueprints into machine setup and fixture making.

Prerequisite(s): MAC 110  
Information: Prerequisite(s) may be waived with faculty approved industry experience.
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Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Adhere to all shop safety practices
  2. Design and manufacture different types of fixtures

  1. Safety
    1. General Safety Guidelines
    2. Machine usage safety
  2. Machine Setup
    1. Approaches
    2. What works and why
    3. Setups an part accuracy
  3. Design and Construction of Fixtures
    1. Plate fixtures
    2. Angle plate fixtures
    3. Vise jaw fixtures
  4. Components
    1. Types of locating pins
    2. Types of clamps
  5. Fixture Making
    1. Approaches per blueprint
    2. Machining principles for making fixtures
    3. Machining accuracy