Principles of Precision Machining I

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Sophomore Richard Bolton creates a piece for his hammer.

To continue their daily work, students in Precision Machining & CNC Fundamentals I class worked on creating parts and learning the machines on Jan. 6.

Throughout the year students in this class learn safety, bench work, measuring and layout, lathe work, milling drilling, grinding materials, blueprint reading, introduction to CNC and modern manufacturing methods.

“We have learned about how machining works and what the meaning of machining is and how to get better at it,” freshman Tyler Benard said.

To get into the class students were required to fill out an application, along with purchasing a $40 Machinist Ready Reference. The class also gives a four hour credit to students that pass by the end of the year.

“I took this class because it seemed really interesting to me and it gives me a lot of opportunities because I can get a job right after high school,” junior Gerardo Torres said.