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Assessment Name: Job: NIMS
Number of Questions: 132
Description: The assessment for the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) package addresses a wide range of metalforming and machining theory and processes, all relating to topics addressed in the separate NIMS certification exams. Test questions are based on class material from the abrasives, CNC, fasteners, inspection, manual machining, materials, mechanical systems, metal cutting, quality, safety, shop essentials, stamping, and workholding departments.
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
12
Classes 1 to 10 of 11
History and Definition of CNC 100

This class outlines the origin of today's CNC machines and explains how modern CNC evolved from its original designs.

Machining Online Beginner 1.0 CNC
Overview of Threaded Fasteners 117

This class summarizes the various types of threaded fasteners used in assemblies and describes their common applications.

Assembly / Final Stage Processes Online Beginner 1.0 Fasteners
Overview of Non-Threaded Fasteners 125

This class summarizes the various types of non-threaded fasteners used in assemblies and describes their common applications.

Assembly / Final Stage Processes Online Beginner 1.0 Fasteners
Shop Geometry Overview 170

This class presents a general overview and refresher for the the most common rules of geometry.

Foundational Online Beginner 1.0 Shop Essentials (Applied Mathematics)
Shop Trig Overview 210

This class presents a general overview and refresher for the rules of trigonometry.

Foundational Online Intermediate 1.0 Shop Essentials (Applied Mathematics)
Interpreting Blueprints 230

This class provides an overview of common features found in prints and describes how to properly inspect them. Includes an Interactive Lab.

Foundational Online Intermediate 1.0 Shop Essentials (Applied Mathematics)
Press Basics 110

This class introduces common stamping presses, as well as their main components and functions.

Stamping / Forming / Fabricating Online Beginner 1.0 Stamping
Stamping Safety 115

This class describes general safety practices that all people in the shop must observe during a press operation. Includes an Interactive Lab.

Stamping / Forming / Fabricating Online Beginner 1.0 Stamping
Coil Handling Equipment 140

This class describes the equipment used in a coil-fed press line and explains general coil line arrangements.

Stamping / Forming / Fabricating Online Beginner 1.0 Stamping
Die Cutting Variables 200

This class describes the steps that take place during a cutting operation and shows how clearance impacts the cutting process. Includes an Interactive Lab.

Stamping / Forming / Fabricating Online Intermediate 1.0 Stamping