# Series 320: Machine Shop Practices

## Course 326: Basic Milling Procedures

Covers the setup and use of the horizontal milling machine, and describes the functions of basic cutters and attachments. Uses "hands-on" projects so trainees actually gain experience on the milling machine. Includes a work-holding fixture project that can have practical value in the shop when finished.

TPC Training Systems is authorized by IACET to offer 0.5 CEUs for this program.

### Lesson 1 - Using the Horizontal Milling Machine

#### Topics:

Milling machine parts and functions; Vertical milling attachments; Speed and feed; Depth of cut; Lubricants; coolants

#### Learning Objectives:

• Identify the major parts of a universal horizontal milling machine and their functions.
• Define the use of a vertical milling attachment.
• Compute the milling spindle speed and the machine table feed rate.
• Install and align a workpiece in a V-block.
• Install and align a workpiece in a milling machine vise.

### Lesson 2 - Slab Milling Procedures

#### Topics:

Slab milling cutters; Installing the arbor and cutter; Speed and feed selection; Depth of cut; Alignment; Trial cut; Rough milling; Finish milling cut

#### Learning Objectives:

• Select and install a slab milling cutter on a Style B arbor.
• Install a Style B arbor with cutter, spacers, key, and bearing sleeve into a horizontal milling machine.
• Complete a rough slab milling cut on a workpiece.
• Complete a finish slab milling cut on a workpiece.

### Lesson 3 - Milling Slots and Angles

#### Topics:

Aligning cutter and workpiece; Milling a slot; Angle milling; Angular milling with a vertical milling attachment; Milling a dovetail

#### Learning Objectives:

• Mill a slot with the cutter in a horizontal and a vertical spindle position.
• Use a T-slot cutter in both a horizontal and vertical spindle position.
• Angle mill a bevel from both a horizontal and vertical spindle position.
• Use adapters for shank-type cutters.
• Cut a female dovetail in a workpiece using a dovetail cutter.

### Lesson 4 - Straddle, Side, and Face Milling

#### Topics:

Selecting, mounting, and aligning the cutters; Machine setup; Making the first cut; Using trig functions for the final cut; Face milling

#### Learning Objectives:

• Select, set up, and align straddle milling cutters on a Style B arbor.
• Straddle mill a workpiece.
• Cut an angular step using a side milling cutter.
• Face the side of a workpiece with a shell end mill.
• Face a broad workpiece surface using a face mill.

### Lesson 5 - Milling Keyseats, Squares, and Flats

#### Topics:

Keyseats for square and woodruff keys; Selecting and installing the cutter; Depth of cut; Speeds and feeds; Using automatic feed controls; Milling squares on round work; Milling tangs and flats

#### Learning Objectives:

• Select and install a standard Woodruff keyseat cutter.
• Mill a keyseat with rounded ends (for a square key) and a Woodruff keyseat (for a Woodruff key) in a workpiece.
• Make a plunge cut with a two-fluted end mill.
• Mill a square on the end of a shaft.
• Mill a tang and a flat on a cylindrical workpiece.

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