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Catalog 2023-2024

AUM 185A Automotive Machining Fundamentals


Lecture Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 3
Credits: 3

Introduces the fundamentals of automotive machine processes and automotive fasteners, presses, pedestal grinders, arbor presses, and basic layout and tool sharpening. Includes use of appropriate charts and tables including decimal equivalent and drill and tap selection with speed and feed calculations.

Student Learning Outcomes:
  1. Apply industry-standard proficiency in precision tool usage.
  2. Employ layout practices and measurement.
  3. Perform drill press operations.
  4. Operate hand-held die grinding equipment.
  5. Identify basic hand tools and practice industry-standard safety in use.
  6. Perform surface grinding operations.
  7. Sharpen basic tools to perform machine processes.
  8. Repair threads.
  9. Extract broken fasteners.
  10. Use charts and tables to calculate drill speed and feed.


Content Outline
  • Precision Measurement
    • Micrometers
    • Calipers
    • Dial bore gauges
    • Misc. measuring tools
  • Layout Practices
    • Tool identification
    • Decimal equivalents
  • Drill Press Operations
    • Equipment/machines
    • Work holding
  • Off-Hand Grinding
    • Identification
    • Use
  • Hand Tools
    • Identification
    • Use
  • Grinding Wheel Selection and Use
  • Surface Grinders
  • Cutting Tool Sharpening
    • Cutting tool identification
    • Sharpening procedures
  • Thread Repair
    • Thread and fastener identification
    • Tap and die usage
    • Thread replacement techniques
  • Fastener and Tap Extraction
    • Welding and heat usage
    • Extraction tools
    • Electrical discharge machine