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Trade & Industry Department

Tools and Technology

Tools

  • Calipers - Calipers, Dial calipers, Hermaphrodite calipers, Inside spring calipers, Outside spring calipers
  • Gauges or inspection fixtures - Angle plates, Dial indicators, Planer gauges, Ring gauges, Sine bars
  • Grinding machines - Crankshaft grinders, Grinders, Radius gauges, Sharpeners, Surface grinders
  • Lathes - Breaker lathes, Drum lathes, Engine lathes, Flywheel lathes, Lathes
  • Milling cutters - 3-axis computerized numerical control CNC machines, Bridgeport mills, Computerized numerical control CNC machining centers, Horizontal mills, Knee mills

Technology

  • Analytical or scientific software - Armchair Machinist software, CNC Consulting Machinists' Calculator, EditCNC software, Kentech Kipware Software, Kentech Trig Kalculator
  • Computer aided design CAD software - Autodesk AutoCAD, Computer aided design CAD software
  • Computer aided manufacturing CAM software - CNC Mastercam, CNC TurboCAD/CAM, Computer aided manufacturing CAM software, JETCAM software
  • Office suite software - Microsoft Office
  • Project management software - Kentech Kipware PLN, Kentech Kipware QTE, Kentech Kipware TRK

Source: Occupational Information Network: Machinists.

Tools and Books Required for the Program

Tools Approx Cost
Safety Glasses OSHA approved 10.00
(2) Steel Rule 6" X 3/4" 14.00
6 inch caliper - dial or digital 90.00
Dial Test Indicator with attachements 100.00
Magnetic Base 20.00
2" Paintbrush 1.00
Hex Key set 1/32" to 3/8" 9.00
Hex Key Set Metric 2-8 10.00
Portable Toolbox (Sears sells a nice box with 2-4 drawers) 75.00
4 piece Combo square set 25.00
Deburring Tool 9.00
Edge Finder Set 20.00
Micrometer Set 0-1", 1-2", 2-3" 120.00
Box end wrench - 3/4" 8.00
Box end wrench - 7/8" 8.00
12" adjustable wrench 15.00
6" pliers 8.00
20 oz. Dead Blow Hammer 25.00
Calculator - TI-36x equivalent 18.00
Jeweler's file set 25.00
Scriber 6.00
Center Punch 6.00
Arkansas Sharpening Stone 23.00
Optional-1/2" driver ratchet with sockets: 3/4", 7/8" set? 40.00
Total Tools 685.00
Books
Machining and CNC Technology by Michael Fitzpatrick 149.00
High-Performance Manufacturing 60.00
Machinery's Handbook 28th edition 90.00
CNC Programming Handbook 2nd ed. By Smid 75.00
Total Books 374.00

 

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