Apr 25, 2024  
Catalog 2023-2024 
Catalog 2023-2024

AUM 186A Automotive Lathe Fundamentals

Lecture Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 3
Credits: 3

Introduces turning operations as related to automotive machining with emphasis on work and tool holding methods. Covers related hole-making process, facing, tapping, grooving, and parting.

Prerequisite: AUM 187A  with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor.
Student Learning Outcomes:
  1. Define machine tool types, parts and accessories to operate a lathe.
  2. Apply automotive industry safety standards to machine tool maintenance, care adjustments, and inspections.
  3. Practice automotive industry-accepted work habits in carrying out safety, work, quality, productivity and general housekeeping standards.
  4. Perform automotive machining operations, emphasizing the use of tool and work holding devices.
  5. Calculate speeds and feeds for safe lathe operation.

Content Outline
  • Safety Standards
  • Engine Lathe Identification
    • Main parts
    • Accessories
  • Lathe Operations
    • Turning
      • Roughing and finishing
  • Tool Holding
  • Work Holding
  • Operating Parameters
    • Cutting speed
    • Feed rate
    • Depth of cut
  • Tooling
    • High speed steel
    • Carbide-coated and non-coated
    • Cubic boron nitride