This lab experiment required students to learn and participate on the usage of a manual lathe machine in order to shape a given raw material into a given specified end product. The class was divided into groups of 4 students. Each group will be assigned to one manual lathe machine and given three pieces of cylinder shaped mild steel rod and a schematic diagram to. A lab technician will brief the students in the usage of the machine and the processes required to machine the specified parts, then the students will be required to machine the parts themselves.
PURPOSE OF EXPERIMENT
The purpose of this experiment is to learn and realize between the knowledge from book and the practically experiment in lab section. By practical work, we can actually experience the work process from basic things which are the basic capabilities, basic machine parts, basic safety and rule.
The goal of this SOP and the accompanying “training” is not to make you a lathe operator/machinist, but to make sure you can safely do certain tasks. It applies to all students, staff, faculty and others who wish to use the machine shop! This SOP should be read, fully understood, and reviewed at the machine with the Shop Manager. Every machine user will have to take the “Basic User Safety Test”, demonstrate “hands-on” proficiency and then sign the “BASIC USER CLEARANCE FORM & SUPERVISED EXPERIENCE LOG” before being approved to operate the machine. The allowable machining tasks will be limited to those covered in this SOP. There is much more to using a lathe than what is covered in this SOP. Always ask before doing a new operation!
Figure 1: Manual Lathe Machine
The goal of this SOP and the accompanying “training” is not to make you a lathe operator/machinist, but to make sure you can safely do certain tasks. It applies to all students, staff, faculty and others who wish to use the machine shop! This SOP should be read, fully understood,