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Assessment Name: Machining: Production Machinist
Number of Questions: 81
Description: Working knowledge of programs and machine tooling operation and setup for mills and lathes.
Instructions: This online test requires uninterrupted access to a computer with an Internet connection. For math-related questions, please have paper and pencils on hand for your calculations. Textbooks, calculators, and other electronic devices are NOT allowed.

The assessment covers the following classes:

Class Functional Area Format Difficulty Version Department
123
Classes 1 to 10 of 24
Creating a CNC Turning Program 301

“Creating a CNC Turning Program” illustrates the process of creating a part program for a CNC lathe. Part programmers use G code programming to perform the different tasks within a part program, from describing the location of a cutting tool ...

Machining Online Advanced 2.0 CNC
Creating a CNC Milling Program 302

“Creating a CNC Milling Program” illustrates the process of creating a part program for a CNC mill. Writing the part program is only one step in the process of creating a part. The toolpaths created within a part program depend ...

Machining Online Advanced 2.0 CNC
Calculations for Programming the Mill 312

"Calculations for Programming the Mill" provides an in-depth explanation of the various calculations necessary to program toolpaths on a CNC mill or machining center for a variety of common operations. Common CNC milling operations covered in this class are face ...

Machining Online Advanced 2.0 CNC
Canned Cycles for the Lathe 321

“Canned Cycles for the Lathe” provides an overview of standard canned cycles used on CNC lathes. A canned cycle is a repeatable section of a part program that acts as a programming shortcut for common cutting operations. Canned cycles reduce ...

Machining Online Advanced 2.0 CNC
Canned Cycles for the Mill 322

“Canned Cycles for the Mill” provides an overview of the standard canned cycles used on CNC mills. A canned cycle is a repeatable block in a part program that acts as a programming shortcut for common cutting operations. CNC controls ...

Machining Online Advanced 2.0 CNC
Introduction to GD&T 301

“Introduction to GD&T” provides a basic introduction to the symbols and terminology of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing, or GD&T. GD&T is an international design standard that uses 14 standard geometric tolerances to control the shape of features. GD&T emphasizes the ...

Foundational Online Advanced 2.0 Inspection
Major Rules of GD&T 311

“Major Rules of GD&T” provides an overview of the rules and concepts of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing, or GD&T. The major rules include Rule #1, or the Envelope Principle, which specifies how size controls form, Rule #2, or RFS and ...

Foundational Online Advanced 2.0 Inspection
Troubleshooting 181

“Troubleshooting” provides a comprehensive overview of various methods and tools used to troubleshoot problems. Troubleshooting often involves finding the root cause of a problem and being able to distinguish deviations from problems and early warning signs from warning signs. Many ...

Foundational Online Beginner 2.0 Lean
Metrics for Lean 231

“Metrics for Lean” provides an introduction to the information and data used to track processes in lean manufacturing facilities, including takt time, cycle time, total time of operations, overall equipment effectiveness (OEE), and first-time quality.

Metrics are measurable variables that ...

Foundational Online Intermediate 2.0 Lean
Process Flow Charting 241

"Process Flow Charting" provides an overview of the types and purposes of flow charts, including spaghetti diagrams, process maps, and value stream maps. This class describes the value of current- and future-state charts and how they contribute to quality initiatives.

Process ...

Foundational Online Intermediate 2.0 Lean