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MECH6028 - Mechanical Workshop Practice 2

Title:Mechanical Workshop Practice 2
Long Title:Mechanical Workshop Practice 2
Module Code:MECH6028
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Fundamental
Field of Study: Mechanical Engineering
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2016/17 ( September 2016 )
Module Delivered in 4 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: GER KELLY
Module Author: GER KELLY
Module Description: The purpose of this module is to improve on the practical workshop skills , more indepth knowledge of marking out, drilling, turning, milling and grinding. Learn to programme, setup and use CNC Machining Centres.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Revise and apply workshop safety regulations to prevent and avoid accidents.
LO2 Production of external threads on the lathe, and also facing off, parallel, taper turning, knurling and drilling etc.
LO3 Perform a range of operations on the milling machine eg slotting, bevelling and corner rounding etc.
LO4 Use a surfacing grinder to provide a satisfactory finish on projects
LO5 Describe the principles of automated manufacturing processes. Setup and use CNC Machining Centre.
LO6 Programme CNC Machines using ISO/Heidenhain controllers.
Pre-requisite learning
Incompatible Modules
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Co-requisite Modules
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This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Revision of personal safety and safe working procedures in the use of all workshop tools and operation of machines and equipment
Marking Out
Measuring equipment and hand tools. More intricate marking out, using standard marking out equipment and hand tools, including drilling and tapping.
Procedures and Sequences
Establishing proper procedures and sequences to execute the work
Use of vertical milling machines, setting up and clamping of work, milling with facing and slotting cutters.
Parallel, taper turning, drilling and tapping on the lathe. Cutting of Single Start threads. Use of the four jaw chuck
Surface grinding of flat surfaces on projects using the magnetic chuck, feed rate and depth of cut.
Safe Manufacture
Safe manufacture of three projects involving all aspects of, machine shop applications, including drilling tapping, lathe, milling, surface grinding to the tolerances shown in drawings
CNC Programming - 2D
Write and Simulate CNC programmes on CNC Controllers, ISO/Heidenhain Languages, Absolute/Incremental, Cartesian/Polar, Speeds/Feeds, Programme Section Repeats, Canned Cycles.
Machine Centres
Operation of CNC Machining Centres, Programme Input/Editing, Machine Initialisation, Tool Length Offset, Origin Setting, Speeds/Feeds setting, Automatic Machining.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Exercise 1 Bench work, Milling, Drilling and Tapping 1,3,4 25.0 Week 3
Project Exercise 2 Emphasis on Turning, and Surface Grinding 1,2,3,4 25.0 Week 7
Project CNC Engineering Project 3,5,6 30.0 Week 12
Short Answer Questions Written exam paper to cover related studies 1,2,3,4 10.0 Week 5
Short Answer Questions Written paper to cover related studies 1,2,3,4 10.0 Week 10
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Repeat the module
The assessment of this module is inextricably linked to the delivery. The student must reattend the module in its entirety in order to be reassessed.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lab Workshop Practice 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Lecture Related Studies 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Self Study 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Bruce J.Black 2015, Workshop Processes, Practices and Materials, 5th Ed., Routledge [ISBN: 1138784729]
  • Michael Fitzpatrick 2011, Machining and CNC Technology, Update Edition Ed Ed., McGraw-Hill [ISBN: 0073373745]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • R.L. Timings, Manufacturing Technology, Pearson Education
  • A B Sandik Coromant 1994, Modern Metal Cutting
  • A.J. Lissaman/ S.J. Martin 1989, Principles of Engineering Production
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_EMANF_7 Bachelor of Engineering in Manufacturing Engineering 3 Mandatory
CR_EMECH_7 Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering 4 Mandatory
CR_EMECH_6 Higher Certificate in Engineering in Mechanical Engineering 4 Mandatory
CR_EMECN_7 Parttime - Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering 3 Group Elective 1

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