Introduction In order for parts of a product to fit together accurately, engineers need to be able to understand engineering drawings so that they can make the parts accurately. In some cases, the parts to a product are not always manufactured in the same country. Therefore it is important that Engineering drawings follow the same format so that they can be understood all over the world. /2012/10/engineering-drawings.jpg
Planning for Manufacture In order to make any product an Engineer will look at the engineering drawings for the product and use the information on these to plan the sequence of manufacture. We need to plan the manufacture of a product so that accidents and mistakes are kept to a minimum. Lots of time could be wasted if materials, tools, equipment and staff are not available at the time when they are needed. edia/commons/b/b2/Engineering_ drawings_with_Machinery%27s_H andbook.jpg
1.1 Read and interpret mechanical technical drawings. When machining it is good practice to work from a drawing of the part or component. Part Drawing Engineering drawing are made up of several elements and features.
Elements of a part drawing These are defined as ‘information aspects’ on the drawing. Material: in this case the material to be used is cast iron, however on some drawings you might come across the following: BMS – bright mild steel Dimensions: these values inform the engineer of the overall size of the finished part such as height, width and length. Centre Line: this tells the engineer where to start a particular machined feature.
Features of a part drawing These are identified by the shape and appearance of the designed part. Edges: the drawing tells us that the location piece needs to have two different machined slope features. Hole: the drawing tells us that we need a 10 mm drill bit and that we need to drill a hole depth of 40 mm. Radius: The machine operator can plan ahead by making sure he has all the tools ready for cutting this type of feature.
Hidden edge line Leader and arrowheads Centre line 12 mm in length at an angle of 45 degrees Outside radius measurement Diameter of a hole
What the part is made from. The name of the creator The date the drawing was done Completed once the part has been machined The company details Used for filing purposes The description of the part being machined The unit of measurement used to produce the drawing
Student Tasks: Read and interpret mechanical technical drawings.
Have a go at reading the engineering drawing you have just reviewed previously. The four key components have been extracted from the drawing to make easier for you. Drag the correct description and place it on top of the target. What Material? Date?Company info? Unit
Edge to centre Hidden edgeDia 10 mm Centre line
Through holes Centre lineLeader line Overall length
Nearest surface Total depth Highest surface Hidden edge
1.2 Determine and transfer dimensions from given technical drawings using datum points. Machine operators are expected to produce engineering parts to the accuracy of the given drawing. Therefore it is important that the information regarding size and shape is clear and easy to interpret.
It is not good practice to work from an engineering drawing where no conventions and standards have been followed in relation to dimensioning. Here we can easily note it is difficult to determine which lines represent the outline of the shape. Dimensions
A well-drawn part should follow the conventions opposite. These linear dimensions are vital to the machine operator as they will in most cases prepare a slightly oversized workpiece. This will reduce the amount of waste material after machining the part.
When reading an engineering drawing there is likely to be different methods used for dimensions of a circle. This will be determined by the surrounding detail.
The steel flange opposite illustrates the diameters are identified. PCD pitch centre line diameter indicates the diameter of the circle on which the pitch of the holes is centred. The pitch of the circles is 60°.
Again, we can see that there are also a number of methods used to dimension arcs such as those that distinguish the radii outline of an irregular part.
Tolerance is the allowable variation in weight or measurement of an object. It is important for a machine operator to work to a tolerance because it is not always possible to produce parts exactly to the specified measurements. Tolerances Piston in it’s cylinder of an engine The piston rings have to be machined to a specific tolerance to prevent the engine from losing power. If the diameter is greater then the piston will be subject to high levels of friction and visa versa. Piston Cylinder com/u/623790_f5 20.jpg
Suppose a simple rectangular block has nominal dimensions of 300 x 150 mm, but it is acceptable for the manufactured item to be 1 mm over or 2 mm below the nominal size. This can be shown in two ways on an engineering drawing. Rectangular block /productsimages/ jpg Nominal Deviation of Tolerances - Linear
The first method shows how much the measurements can deviate from the nominal dimension (between plus 1 mm and minus 2 mm). The second way of indicating these tolerances is to specify the limits directly on the component.
The diagram shows how tolerances are indicated on an angular measurement. The angle is nominally 35°, but the drawing indicates that it is allowable for it to be up to 1° over or 2°under the nominal size Nominal Deviation of Tolerances - Angles
In some cases there will be two different surface textures on a machine part. Engineers need to be made aware of which the smooth and surface textures required. These need to be measurable and indicated on the drawing. Surface finish The diagram shows how surface texture is indicated on engineering drawings. The value has been stated in micrometres alongside the symbol. A surface texture of 3 micrometres is required all over the surfaces of the part.
The machine operator needs to know a number of factors before he/she can start work such as: The material to be used. If a component of an assembly, then the fitting method to be used. Any heat treatment. This type of important detail is conveyed on the drawing using symbols, written notes which are placed near to the feature Manufacturing detail Piston drawing 002
Although a part may be dimensionally accurate and within tolerance, the object’s geometric features such as flatness, concentricity may need further definition. Geometrical tolerance This diagram shows the side view of a part whose perfect flatness is indicated by the dashed line. However in reality the shape may be more like that shown by the solid blue line. Therefore the uppermost line show that geometric tolerances have been applied to specify how much variance is allowed.
This image shows how it would be shown on a drawing. Geometrical tolerance Here a number of geometric tolerancing symbols that are likely to be on drawings.
Datum is the origin from which the location or geometric characteristic of features of a part is established. It is represented by an axis, plane or exact point. In a drawing it is symbolized by a letter in a triangle. Datum and Datum points In machining we refer to a feature as a physical portion of a part such as a surface pin, hole or slot. To machine these features, we have to exact points, axes or planes which are known as datums. A datum plane A
Maximum Material Condition (MMC) refers to a feature-of-size that contains the greatest amount of material, yet remains within its tolerance zone. Some examples of MMC include: Maximum Material Condition (MMC) MMC is symbolized on a drawing by the letter ‘M’ in a circle. Smallest hole size M Largest pin diameter om/ege/tol/inch_tol.png
Least Material Condition (LMC) least material condition (LMC) refers to a feature of size containing the least amount of material, yet remains within its tolerance zone: Least Material Condition (LMC) LMC is symbolized on a drawing by the letter ‘M’ in a circle. Largest hole size L Smallest pin diameter
Regardless of Feature Size (RFS): RFS is the default modifier. So if there is no modifier symbol shown in the feature control frame, it means RFS is the default modifier. RFS is used when the size feature does not affect the specified tolerance. Regardless of feature size (RFS) RFS is applicable MMC and LMC’s symbols are modifiers in this case
On an engineering drawing you may find one of these three symbols which are all used to identify a datum. On some cases there might be a different letter used however letter I, O and Q are not used. Application A A A
The Feature Control Frame is like a basic sentence that can be read from left to right. It defines characteristic type, geometric tolerance and value and datum references. The number of compartments in the feature control frame can vary. This is dependent on the characteristic type used, whether single or related and what the functional requirements are. Feature Control Frame 20Documentation/images/PTDCPM/Gator-All/English/auw0999u.png
In the drawing we can see the Feature Control Frame in use. Datum references indicated on the right end of the feature control frame which are read from left to right. The three letters signify datum preference. They establish the three mutually perpendicular planes. mod3/images3/m31109.gif Feature Control Frame
In the diagram opposite the perpendicular planes (two surfaces that are 90° to each other) are the datum references. The order of the datum references starts with the first, then secondary and finally Tertiary planes Datum references -1.jpg Part to be machined
Drag the labels over the correct drawing elements. Student tasks Determine and transfer dimensions from given technical drawings using datum points. Projection line Dimension Projection line gap Termination (arrow head) In line arrowheads Projection line extension
Complete the different methods of dimensioning the diameter of these circles.
Work out the tolerances as values based on the nominal measurements and visa versa by matching them.
Match the geometric tolerancing symbols with the correct labels. CylindricityFlatnessConcentricity StraightnessCircularity
Focus on the Feature Control Frame to match the symbols with the correct descriptors. Primary datum Position symbol Tolerance value Diameter symbol Tertiary datum Secondary datum
Chapter 2 Determine sequence of machining operations
Introduction When it comes to machining parts, the chances are that you will need to carry out more than one operation. hsmworks.co m/docs/cncb ook/en/Proje ct- 3_square_bl ock_step_5- back.png The most effective approach is to plan in the form of a sequence of operations. Therefore it is important that you have thought about how you are going to produce the finished part to avoid any waste resulting from an error.
Planning resources Before a sequence of operation can be planned, the machine operator will probably need to refer to a number of documents. To machine affectively, we need to have: A drawing – tells us what the component or part needs to look like. nical.com/wp- content/uploads/LTS- Engineering-Drawing- Example.png
Planning resources A job card – This document tells the operator what materials and resources are needed and breaks down the machining processes into tasks. ile/ gif
Planning resources Data charts - reference material which informs the operator on things such as machine speed, feed rate, Limits and fits, threads, etc. The above documents are generated in different formats such as: Hard copySoft copy
2.1 Plan a sequence of steps for machining operations This should include reference to the process, materials and tooling. Drawing Before the machining operations can be sequenced, the operator needs to understand what processes are going to be carried out Processes 1.6 x threaded M4 holes. 2.1 x 35 long x 3mm deep slot. 3.4 radius corners. 4.A 3.5mm deep step along all four edges. 5.A 30 mm D blind hole. 6.Material type and size. These are not in any order 2
Machining processes Preparing the stock so that the material is square is the first stage of the operation. ages/Multan_cutti ng_fluid_278330_p rint_1772H_1772W.jpg Then the drilling of the 6 through holes would be done next. com/bridgemachining 450.jpg The drilling and boring of the 30 mm diameter blind hole would then be machined.
Machining processes continued By using a slot drill in the milling machine we can machine out the blind slot. mant.com/SiteCollectionI mages/Technical%20guid e/Pablo/D%20milling/ jpg 4557b78c.jpg The perimeter step is machined using an end mill along with the radius corners with the aid of a rotary table.
Materials Different materials are specified for parts depending on the function of the part. Here are some common materials that are machined on a lathe and milling machine. ustry.com/images_d i/photo-m/cast- iron-rectangular- blocks jpg amazon.com/image s/I/71WAz7crclL.jpg 5/m/mwH_n1QLTs00hzEx25X3Ptw.jpg Aluminum Brass Mild steel All three materials have different surface hardness properties. This hardness is considered when selecting cuttings tools, and setting the speed of rotation.
Data charts The common materials that are machined on a mill have recommended cutting speeds which cutting tool manufacturers design their products around. These speeds are based on cutting tools manufactured from high speed steel (H.S.S) however the speed rates are different for carbide tipped tools. MaterialAluminumBrassMild steelCast ironHigh Carbon steel Cutting speed in metre/min Cutting speeds in metres per minute M/Min
Example: to calculate the speed required to cut a mild steel workpiece with a 8 mm diameter end mill the following needs to be done. = 1041 Rev/Min
Feed rate This is the rate at which the workpiece moves into the revolving cutter which is expressed in millimeters per minute (mm/min). To calculate the cutting feed we need to determine the number of teeth on the cutting tool. Cutting tool manufactures give recommendations for cutting feed stated as a value per tooth. Number of teeth Flutes
End mill Slot drill Drill bit Boring cutter Vertical Cutter types Thread mill
Feed per tooth in millimetres The table below demonstrates this: Materialend millSlot drillFace mill Aluminum Brass Cast iron Mild steel High carbon steel
To calculate the feed rate in millimetres per minute (mm/rev) the following equation is used: f.t.p = Feed per tooth for a particular cutter and metal as given in the table. N = Number of teeth on milling cutter. Feed rate = f.p.t x N = mm/rev Example: a 8 mm diameter end mill having 6 teeth is to be used for cutting mild steel the following needs to be calculated. mm/rev = x =
To calculate the table feed in millimetres per minute (mm/min) the following equation is used: Feed/rev = Revolutions per minute of the milling cutter. f.t.p = Feed per tooth for a particular cutter and metal as given in the table. Table feed (mm/min) = Feed/rev x N Example: a 8 mm diameter end mill having 6 teeth is to be used for cutting mild steel using the spindle speed 1041 (rev/min) the following needs to be done. Table feed = x =
Finally, the operator needs to calculate the cut time which is done using the following formulae: Cut length (mm) ÷ Feed rate (mm/min) = Cut time (min) By referring to the original drawing at the start of this chapter we can see that the length of the perimeter step is: 310 mm ÷ = 2 min 208 mm/min
Processses Review the milling processes on this and the next slide, then label them with correct term below. artnet.com/wu/image s/milling/pocket- milling.png partnet.com/glossar yimages.php?iid= partnet.com/glossar yimages.php?iid=17 71 Face millingEnd millingPocket milling Student tasks
J Planning sheet for plate Name: PlateDate: 18/03/14 Material: Mild steel 90 x 65 x 13 mm Stag e DescriptionTools needed Cutting Speed (rev/min) Feed Rate (mm/min) Table Feed Rate (mm/min) Time taken (min) Safety precautions 1prepare the stock so that it is square. Hand file and vice 2Marking out of detail.Marking out dye, scriber, centre punch, hammer, square 3Drill the 6 through holes.5 mm HSS drill bit (2 flutes) A 30 mm Dia blind hole.16 mm end mill (2 flutes) then 30 mm boring cutter (1 flute) 16 mm = mm = x 3 mm deep slot.10 mm slot drill (2 flutes Perimeter step8 mm end mill (6 flutes) Radius corners8 mm end mill (6 flutes) Tapping the 6 through holesM4 tap (2 flutes) Slowest speed Hand With any machining job the first stage is to prepare the stock so that it is square using two surfaces.
Chapter 3 Select and mount tools: 3.1 Select appropriate tools for turning, facing grooving and milling. 3.2 Show how to mount lathe tools and milling cutters.
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Introduction Both the centre lathe and milling machines are universal in their operation. They can perform several different cutting task. The type of task is determined by the feature requirements of the component or part being manufactured. The operator can then select or adapt existing cutting tools to suit.
Lathe cutting tools 1.3 Machine Tool Basics -- Lathe Cutting Tools -- SMITHY GRANITE 3- in-1 The profile of the cutting tool determines the type of job it can do. RSUTWNVS8tY/UJsLSf1sS4I/AAAAAAAAAXI/Yk wz51urV6U/s640/single_pt_lathe_tools.gif
Selecting lathe tools Lets consider the lathe machining operations of the thumbscrew As we can see, there are a number required features. For purpose of this job, the machinist is able to select an off-the shelf cutting tool for each feature. Step Knurling wheel undercut Thread
Butt weld Shank Tool bit Tool holder So that metal may be cut effectively and efficiently, the tool cutting edge must be sharp, have enough support and be made from a suitable material. All lathe cutting tools must be hard enough to maintain a cutting edge and tough enough to withstand shock and heavy pressure. The three types of lathe cutting tools Lathe cutting tool materials High speed steel (H.S.S.) High speed steel is the most widely used cutting tool material in machine shop engineering. H.S.S. is used for lathe tools, drills, taps, and reamers. H.S.S lathe tools can be either of the two types: 1. H.S.S. butt welded onto a medium carbon steel shank. 2. H.S.S. tool bits held in tool holders.
Tungsten carbide This material is very much harder than high speed steel, so higher cutting speeds are possible. The two main types of tungsten carbide tools are: 1. The insert (tip) is brazed onto the shank. When the insert is worn, it must be removed, the tip turned and re-brazed back onto shank. Insert Shank Braze 2. The tungsten carbide insert is clamped to the shank. When a cutting edge is worn the insert can be turned around and accurately clamped in position so that another cutting edge can be used. Insert Clamp
Sharpening lathe cutting tools Both high speed steel (HSS) and Carbide tipped cutting tools when dull need to be sharpened. This is done using a grinding wheel on a bench grinder. Cutting tool tip Grinding cutting tools is a skill and takes some time to master. Bench grinders can be very dangerous if operated by untrained personnel therefore follow safety guidelines. tRFLbpVZkjI/TxScdnysElI/AAAAAAAAA38/dkYGJ H2tks0/s1600/Bench+Grinder+Safety+Gauge+- +Back+%2528Rockford+Systems%2529.PNG
Student task Based on the tap wrench below, study the drawing and the machining stages then match them up with the correct cutting tool on the next slides.
At the other end, turn down a 45° chamfer. Cut a diamond knurl along a section of the workpiece. Face-off both ends to a length of 100 mm (check with digital calipers). Drill a 9.5 mm hole all the way through the centre of the workpiece. Turn down a to a diameter of 11 mm (check with digital calipers). Cut two profile grooves at the position shown on the drawing. 7c.co.uk/techn ical_torque_ar ticles/drill_bit_ 2.jpg Drill bit
Turn down a to a diameter of 11 mm (check with digital calipers). Drill a 9.5 mm hole all the way through the centre of the workpiece. At the other end, turn down a 45° chamfer. Face-off both ends to a length of 100 mm (check with digital calipers). Cut a diamond knurl along a section of the workpiece. Cut two profile grooves at the position shown on the drawing.
The milling cutting tool 2.2 Machine Tool Basics -- Mill Cutting Tools -- SMITHY GRANITE 3-in-1 Again, the profile of a mill cutting tool determines the type of job it can do. gsteele/mirrors/www.nmi s.org/EducationTraining/ machineshop/mill/mcutte rs.gif
To manufacture the large jaw below there are a number of milling operations which require different cutting tools. Again, the features required can be machined using off-the-shelf milling cutting tools. Selecting milling tools Facing Corner rounding Slot drills
Student task As with the large jaw, study the drawing of a pen holder and the machining stages then match them up with the correct cutting tool on the next slide.
Face-off the top surface of the workpiece. Roll the workpiece forward so you can face-off at right-angles to the top surface. Drill out the three different size holes. cut all four edges to create a set radius value as stated on the drawing. Cut an internal M8 thread in the centre hole. etools.com/ekmps/shops/j uliechuk/images/- diameter-1-2-diameter p.jpg oolsin.com/www /media/products /24.jpg ngsupplies.co.uk/imag es/my_images/metric- threadmill.jpg oolsin.com/www /media/products /24.jpg
etools.com/ekmps/shops/j uliechuk/images/- diameter-1-2-diameter p.jpg oolsin.com/www /media/products /24.jpg ngsupplies.co.uk/imag es/my_images/metric- threadmill.jpg Face-off the top surface of the workpiece. Roll the workpiece forward so you can face-off at right-angles to the top surface. Drill out the three different size holes. cut all four edges to create a set radius value as stated on the drawing. Cut an internal M8 thread in the centre hole.
3.2 Show how to mount lathe tools and milling cutters. shop.com/QCTP_14mm_crosslide_2.jpg
When a component is being turned it is usual for the operator to keep the various diameters concentric. They try to ensure that all the diameters of a part or component have a common axis. The three diameters shown in the left-hand drawing are concentric (they lie on the same axis and have the same centre of rotation. Therefore the two diameters shown in the right-hand drawing are eccentric (they do not lie on the same axis therefore have different centres of rotation. concentricity-2.gif Concentricity and eccentricity concentric eccentric
Introduction In order to cut a workpiece accurately there are a number of factors that need to be followed: The position of the cutting tool in the toolpost. Centre the cutting edge. The safe setup of the cutting tool. eShopTech/Tooling/ToolHei ghtSet/toolheightset.jpg o.uk/acatalog/ jpg om/images/accessories/L atheChuckShieldsHeader. jpg
The position of the cutting tool In most turning applications the cutting tool needs to be perpendicular to the workpiece. There are a number of toolpost types which are used to accommodate different cutting tools. The most popular one is the ‘quick-change’ toolposts as seen above. To avoid inaccurate cutting and deflection, the cutting tool needs to be secured tight in the toolpost. Cutting tool Screws clamp the tool an/ButtonTurning.jpg atch?v=VkeW_Bcwj3E Lathe Tool Post
Setting tool on centre height To maintain the rake and clearance angles on the lathe tool, it is important that the tool is set to centre height. If the tool is set above or below centre height, then rake and clearance angles will change and affect the cutting action. The overhang of the cutting tool should be kept to a minimum to avoid vibration of the tool when cutting.
Methods of setting a tool on centre height All tools that are to be used on a centre lathe must be set to the centre line of the machine, which is called the centre height. Shims are used to set the tool to the correct height. a) Using a live or dead centre Shims b) Using a setting gauge Shims
post1.jpg Student task Identify the parts of the quick-release toolpost by connecting the words to the features in the picture. Height adjustment screws Tool block Locking nut Cutting tool Tool holder
When it comes to mounting milling cutters there are a number of options depending on the tool holding system that is being used. However the principles are similar apart from the tools that are needed. The following video clip demonstrates one of the most common ways of mounting milling cutters. Mounting milling cutters
Student task Identify the tools and parts of a vertical milling machine in relation to mounting the cutting tool by connecting the words to the features in the picture. ducts/order_by_partnumber/32336_Drawbar_Wrench _MG_9345.jpg ducts/order_by_partnumber/31911-Draw-Bar-for- Power-Draw-Bar_MG_7382.jpg g/morse-taper-shank-roughing-end-mills jpg ms/Large/3-185.jpg Milling cutter Draw-bar Wrench/ hammer Milling cutter holder
Chapter 4 Perform lathe machining operations (Intermediate) 4.1 Select from a data table, an appropriate feedrate and speed for a given workpiece and tool type. 4.2 Secure a workpiece in the lathe chuck and demonstrate lathe machining operations for general turning, taper turning, grooving and parting. Make sure that machining is performed in a safe manner utilising all guards, safety procedures and personal protective clothing and equipment.
The safe setup of the cutting tool Whilst setup takes place, all guards need to be engaged. guards.jpg Machine Guards achine_safety_guard.jpg