This unit covers performing milling operations on a range of milling machines.

Unit details

Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
Unit code:


MEM07005C - Perform general machining

MEM09002B - Interpret technical drawing

MEM12023A - Perform engineering measurements

MEM18001C - Use hand tools


Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: - setting up jobs using appropriate equipment; - calculating and setting cutting feeds and speeds appropriate to the job; - interpreting drawings and job instructions/specifications; - milling components to specification, and; - visually and dimensionally checking components for conformance to specification.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - safety hazards associated with milling machines; - sequence of operations to achieve the job requirements; - cutter types and tooling geometry; - consequences of varying speeds and feeds from the optimum rates calculated; - effects of different materials on cutting speeds and feeds; - conventional and climb milling techniques and their applications; - the application of each of the following: slab, gang, shell, slot, form and slitting; - applications requiring the use of dividing heads and rotary tables when milling components; - the procedures for using dividing heads and rotary tables on milling machines; - appropriate techniques, tools and equipment to measure milled components; - use and application of personal protective equipment, and; - safe work practices and procedures.

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