MACH2500 Introduction to Swiss-Style Machining

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.




Graduation from or concurrent enrollment in a 2 year Machine Tool Technology Program or a minimum of 2 years of related work experience

Course Requirements and 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.

Learning Outcomes

The following outcomes 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

Text and References

A list of textbooks required for this course is available at the bookstore.

Course Scheduling

The scheduled hours of instruction include sixteen hours for each lecture credit, thirty two hours for each lab credit and forty hours for each credit of supervised occupational experience (SOE). Lecture credit may include formal or impromptu lectures, demonstrations or discussions with the entire class or with small groups or individuals. Refer to the Credit Details section of this course outline for the credit breakdown.

Accommodations Statement

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Credit Details