This unit covers performing a range of tool and cutter grinding operations.

Unit details

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


MEM07005C - Perform general machining

MEM07008D - Perform grinding operations

MEM09002B - Interpret technical drawing

MEM12003B - Perform precision mechanical measurement

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: - reading, interpreting and following information on written job instructions, specifications, charts, lists, drawings and other applicable reference documents; - checking and clarifying task related information; - preparing operational work plan; - planning and sequencing operations; - performing numerical operations and calculations within the scope of this unit; - performing safety checks of equipment; - selecting tool and cutter grinding accessories; - balancing/dressing grinding wheels; - sharpening/shaping tools and cutters; - checking components for conformance with specifications, and; - using precision measurement equipment within the scope of this unit.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - reasons for selecting the chosen sequence of operations; - function of coolant and dust extraction devices; - criteria for grinding wheel selection; - grinding wheel dressing procedures and wheel dressing tools; - source(s) of data on tool geometry for the full range of tools and cutters, including the terminology used to describe the tool geometry; - procedures to be followed when parallel grinding on a tool and cutter grinder; - procedures to be followed when grinding tapers on a tool and cutter grinder; - tools, techniques and equipment used to check ground components for conformance; - hazards and control measures associated with tool and cutter grinding, including housekeeping; - use and application of personal protective equipment, and; - safe work practices and procedures.

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