Machining: Milling and Turning - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

A refresher or introduction to machine shop practice; health and safety, milling, turning, grinding and hand fitting skills. Learn how to operate a lathe and milling machine safely, understand feed and speed rates for different materials, tools and types of cut. Sharpen tools and machine surfaces to tolerance.

The course also covers-

  • Health and safety in the work shop – safe operation of machine
  • Introduction to assembly and inspection
  • Induction on vertical milling machine-checking and operation – milling to finishing cuts, drilling and pockets
  • Milling to produce finished components to drawings and tolerances
  • Induction on centre lathe machine – checking and setting up a lathe for a simple turning operation: Manufacture to tolerance and tool inspection and sharpening
  • Induction on pillar drills- including drilling, reaming and thread cutting
  • Turning to produce finished components

The training will be led by experienced engineering staff who will deliver bespoke training in industry-standard, state-of-the art facilities that include two manufacturing workshops.

Course Summary

Course Title Machining: Milling and Turning
Entry Requirements

Basic knowledge of machining-milling and turning.

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I really enjoy studying at Bridgwater & Taunton College. All of my lessons have a friendly atmosphere and my tutors push me to be the best I can be. Studying here has allowed me to gain the qualifications I need to go on to degree level.

Myles Fisher

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