Machine Tool and Die Program Components

Machine Tool and Die Program Components

 

(Associate in Applied Science)

Applied Machine Tool and Die Technology is a progressive Associate Degree program designed with the flexibility to equip skill and technological employment needs of Machine Tool and Die firms. Instruction in this program includes competencies and essentials of mathematics and technology linked with the application of conventional computers and machines and computer numerical control operations.  Machine tool and die makers use design processes with CNC and wire EDM equipment.  Machine tool and die makers are highly skilled workers who utilize industrial management techniques, metrology process control, and technical problem solving techniques in producing tools, dies and special designed devices that are used in machines that produce a variety of products from clothing and furniture to heavy equipment.

 (Certificate)

Applied Machine Tool and Die Technology is a progressive Certificate Program designed with the flexibility to equip skill and technological employment needs of Machine Tool and Die firms. Instruction in this program includes competencies and essentials of mathematics and technology linked with the application of conventional computers and machines and computer numerical control operations. Machine tool and die makers use design processes with CNC and wire EDM equipment. Machine tool and die makers are highly skilled workers who utilize industrial management techniques, metrology process control, and technical problem solving techniques in producing tools, dies and special designed devices that are used in machines that produce a variety of products from clothing and furniture to heavy equipment.

Program Components

Computer numerical control (CNC) programming for lathe and milling machine Precision machining with specialized machines Heating treating, tool steel and tooling components, welding processes Die fitting, assembly and try-outs Standard and conventional machine set-up and operation.  Precision measuring instruments with blueprint reading and applied mathematics Computer numerical control (CNC) programming and operation on milling machines and lathes

 Employment Outlook

Stable.  Demand for workers depends on the production of manufactured products.  The increased use of numerically controlled machines is expected to increase the demand for operators as well as for machine tool and die makers in industrial firms that produce machine metal products and parts.

 

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