Vincennes University

 Precision Machining Technology

2018/2019 Required Tool List    (revised 4-27-18)

REQUIRED for ADMITTANCE into Precision Machining Technology                               

  1. Machinist Tool Box— (Kennedy 3611 suggested or a lower priced alternate brand of similar size)

Due to shop bench space, tool boxes must fit in an 18” x 30” footprint area.

Roll Around boxes or oversize tool boxes are no longer permitted.

 

  1.  0-1” Outside Micrometer ( with capability to read tenths of a thousandths of an inch )
  2.  1-2” Outside Micrometer ( with capability to read tenths of a thousandths of an inch )  
  3.  2-3” Outside Micrometer ( with capability to read tenths of a thousandths of an inch )    
  • ( Standardsshould be included with Outside Micrometers )
  1.  6” Depth Micrometer
  2.  8 Dial Calipers          (import quality is acceptable)
  3.  1” Travel Indicator     (import quality is acceptable)
  4.  1/2 Thousandth [ .0005 ] Graduated Dial Test Indicator:

             Brown & Sharpe or Mitutoyo preferred    No Interapid

  • Test Indicator must include a Universal Dovetail Attachment  and
  • also a Rectangular Bar and Clamp for attaching to a height gage.
  1.  Magnetic Base for 1” Travel Indicator  (Mighty Mag style preferred )
  2.  On-Off Magnetic Base with fine adjustment  for Dial Test Indicator
  • (  Noga DG 1033 Flexable Magnetic Base with Fine Adjustment recommended)
  1.  6” Hardened and Ground Precision Square
  • ( Starrett, Brown & Sharpe, or Mitutoyo ) 
  1.  Telescope Gages up to 6” (Starrett S579H or Mitutoyo ONLY!)
  2.  Small Hole Gage Set  1/8” to 1/2”
  3.  Radius Gage Set
  4.  Center Gage
  5.  Screw Pitch Gage Set  ( Similar to General # 251 or  Starrett # STC=50035L )
  6.  Transfer Screw Set to include;  #10-32,   #10-24,  1/4-20,  5/16-18,  3/8-16,  1/2-13 Heinmann USA recommended
  7.  Center Punch Set
  8.  Transfer Punch Set
  9.  Drive Pin Punch Set (long punches)
  10.  Edge Finder (Starrett recommended)
  11.  Drill Index Combination Set to include:
  • Fractional Drills ( 1/64” to 1/2” ) and 
  • Numerical Drills ( 1 through 60 ) and
  • Letter Drills ( A through Z  )
  1.  Drill Point Gage for 118 degree Drill Bits
  2.  Combination Set to include a 12”(16R)Blade, Square Head, Protractor Head and Center Head
  3.  6” Scale  ( 5R or 4R only )
  4.  Carbide Tipped Scriber
  5.  ( 2 ) 2” Kant Twist Clamp
  6.  ( 2 ) 4-1/2” Kant Twist Clamp
  7.  12” Adjustable Wrench
  8.  6” Adjustable Wrench
  9.  6” Straight Blade Screwdriver
  10.  6” Pliers
  11.  21 oz. Dead Blow Hammer
  12.  16 oz. Ball Peen Hammer
  13.  Hex Key Set (“Allen Wrenches”) as Individual Keys [ Fractional: up to 7/16” ]
  14.  Hex Key Set (“Allen Wrenches”) as Individual Keys [ Metric: 1.5-10mm ]
  15.  K-3 and K-4 Drill Chuck Keys
  16.  Thickness Gage Set .0015-.025”
  17.  T-Handle Tap Wrenches; (2) different size ranges:     
  • Similar to General #164 ( 0 to 1/4”) and 
  • Similar to General #166 ( #12 to 1/2”)
  1.  4” Dividers
  2. 10” Mill Bastard File, with Handle and File Card
  3.  3/4”diameter x 82 degree Single Flute Counter-Sink
  4.  3/8”diameter x 82 degree Single Flute Counter-Sink
  5.  India Reamer Stone ( Norton FT – 126 )
  6.  Bench Stone 1”x 2”x 6”
  • Brown India with Course on one face & Fine on the other face
  1.  (1) 3/8”x 3/8” and (1) 1/2”x 1/2” Lathe Tool Blanks (HSS Only!)
  2.  #3 Combination Center-Drill/Counter-Sink ( HSS )
  3.  De-Burring Tool with Replaceable Tips  ( Similar to Vargus Set B ) 
  4.  Die Light( Similar to Steelman “Bend -A-Light”or Streamlight “Stylus Reach” [14 inch] )
  5.  Safety Glasses (Clear Lenses Only!)
  6. 36 piece “economy” gage block set
  7. Milling Machine Hold Down Clamps (5/8” “T” Slot )
  8. ¼” and ¾” carbide, 4 flute end mills (one of each)
  9. (2) ¼ - 20 UNC, 2 flute, H3, high speed steel, spiral point tap – plug chamfer, right hand, 2-1/2” overall length tap

NOTE: All precision tools including, but not limited to, micrometers, test indicators, precision squares and telescope gages, should be high quality such as Starrett, Mitutoyo, or Brown & Sharpe. Dial calipers, travel indicators, and other non-precision type tools can be ‘import quality’

 

Precision Machining Technology

~ Optional Tool List ~

NOTE: These tools are helpful but not required.

  1. Set of Precision Parallels
  2. Machinist add on Chest Base (Similar to a Kennedy 5150 or a lower priced alternate brand of similar size)
  3. Transfer Buttons:  (1) set 9/32”  &   (1) set 13/32”
  4. Two Speed rotary tool with an 1/8 collet (Dremel 200-N/15 suggested)

Precision Machining

Available on the Vincennes campus

VU Precision Machining Team Excels in International Competition
Precision Machining is a highly skilled occupation in which raw material is machined and transformed into specialized industrial tooling.

Vincennes University offers the most comprehensive Precision Machining Technology program in Indiana, and is one of the few in the United States to offer specialized training in manual machining, CNC machining, metal stamping die, and plastic injection mold building.

With over 1,600 hours of hands on experience, students have the opportunity to develop a solid background in machine shop practices, as well as learn the set-up and operation for all basic types of manual and CNC machine tools. Classroom discussions focus on theory, terminology, and calculations.

The type and quality of equipment used in our labs include traditional machine tools as well as the latest in CNC equipment— identical to that found in industry. In addition, our faculty has an extensive background in education, teaching, and industry, to ensure that students receive instruction in both theory and practical applications.
 

Precision Machining Technology graduates have the option of applying for acceptance into our 14 week summer session, Advanced CNC Machining & Programming, providing them with an additional 560 hours of hands on CNC education, as well as a second Associates degree.

Starting salaries for VU’s Precision Machining graduates average in the $40,000 to $50,000 range with some far exceeding this. Job opportunities are excellent, with virtually 100 percent  placement.

For more information, contact Scott Wallace, Program Coordinator, at 812-888-5521 or swallace@vinu.edu.

Learn more about the courses required for this program.

Mission Statement and Program Outcomes

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ABOUT THE PROGRAM

VU offers the most comprehensive Precision Machining Technology program in Indiana and is one of the few in the United States to offer specialized training in manual machining, CNC machining, metal stamping die and plastic injection mold building.

With over 1,600 hours of hands-on experience, students have the opportunity to develop a solid background in machine shop practices, as well as learn the set-up and operation for all basic types of manual and CNC machine tools.  Classroom discussions focus on theory, terminology, and calculations.

The type and quality of equipment used in VU labs include traditional machine tools as well as the latest in CNC equipment - identical to that found in industry.  In addition, the faculty has an extensive background in education, teaching, and industry, to ensure that students receive instruction in both theory and practical applications.

Precision Machining Technology graduates have the option of applying for acceptance in a 14-week summer session, Advanced CNC Machining and Programming, providing them with an additional 600 hours of hands-on CNC training, as well as a second associate degree.

Starting salaries for VU’s Precision Machining graduates average in the $40,000 to $50,000 range with some far exceeding this.  Job opportunities are excellent, with virtually 100 percent placement.