Machining Basics Mill


With hands-on training and application, you will learn the basic skills and theory necessary to set-up and operate a manual mill. This training includes 5 hours of classroom time and 19 hours of hands-on practice in the Machine Tool Lab at Northwestern Michigan College.

Learning Objectives

  • Machine Theory and Calculations
  • Micrometer and Indicator Reading
  • Head Trimming and Vice Indicating
  • Proper Cutter Use and Direction
  • Part Set-up and Layout
  • Height Gaging
  • Beveled Protractor Use
  • Edge Finder Use
  • Tooling Ratios and Digital Readout

Course Details

To provide group training with individual support, space is limited to six participants per group.

Evening classes held from 5-9 PM
Days: Tuesdays and Thursdays
Dates: December 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, and 20, 2012
$1,200 investment per person


Northwestern Michigan College
Parsons-Stulen Building
Machine Tool Lab
2600 Aero Park Drive
Traverse City, MI 49686

Trainer Bio

Trainer Matt Teeter has experience as a Plastic Injection Moldmaker, Quality Engineer, and Quality Manager. In 2001 Matt became the Precision Machining on and a Master of Education in Career and Technical Education. Matt also holds numerous industry credentials and certificates.

Please call to register today

Vicki Rumbach, NMC Training Services
(231) 995-2218

Northwestern Michigan College
Training Services
Traverse City, MI 49686


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