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Industrial Machine Tool Training Courses

TPC's Machine Tool training series will educate your machine shop trainees on how to use basic hand tools, ways to best to plan and set up machine work, and utilizing layouts. They'll also acquire the skills needed for true machine shop craftsmanship. The courses in the series present instruction in a slightly specialized format. All areas of instruction are divided into major sections, each beginning with a list of objectives the trainee will have achieved upon successful completion of that section. Numbered exercises appear in each section; almost every exercise presents a learning task that requires response from the trainee. Six books make up the complete training series. Learn more about online maintenance training with TPC Online.


Linear measurements; Working with fractions; Using calipers and the rule depth gauge; Micrometer and vernier...


Basic Hand Tools

This course covers fundamental hand tools; Machinist's bench vise, files, ball-peen hammers, chisels - wrenches,...


Work Planning and Setup

Holding work on slotted tables; Using clamps, blocks, jacks, and rods; Vises and their uses;...


Metal Cutting Fundamentals

Ferrous and nonferrous metals; Identifying types of steels; Characteristics of metals and cutting techniques; Harig...


Cutting Tools I

Use, mounting, and types of milling cutters; Form and special cutters; Climb vs. conventional milling;...


Cutting Tools II

Cutting Tools II covers the use and abuse of twist drills, sharpening twist drill bits,...

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– Marc Y.
Asset Management PM
Veolia Water