Optical Comparator: Establishing a Reference Frame on the Starrett HB 400
By Barbara Anderegg
In this interactive learning object, learners read how to compensate for a part not mounted perfectly parallel to the machine axis.
Print Reading: Three-Step Block
By Kelly Curran
Learners test their ability to visualize a three-step block in this interactive exercise that features animated pictorial views.
Steel Rules Test
In this learning activity you'll test your knowledge of the different types of steel rules as well as how to use and read them correctly.
In this learning activity you'll review angles and different types of angular measuring tools associated with manufacturing.
Cutting Tapers using the Taper Attachment
This video will show you how to setup and cut a taper using a taper attachment.
Gage Block Combinations Review
By Kelly Curran, Janet Braun
In this learning activity you'll test your ability to select the proper gage blocks when making a stack.
Lathe Accessories - Tool Holding
In this learning activity you'll explore lathe tool-holding techniques.
Procedure for Setting the Tool Length Offsets on a Vertical CNC Machining Center with a Fanuc O-M Control
By Les Rhines
Students view how the tool length offsets are set on the CNC Machine. They read a description of a method that uses a 2-inch gage block as a height reference.
In this learning activity you'll explore the history behind gage blocks.
Using Gage Blocks: Discussion and Quiz
In this learning activity you'll identify the consequences of using gage blocks incorrectly.
CNC Control Features
By Terry Tower
In this learning activity you'll discover the features of a Puma Daewoo O-T CNC Lathe Control panel.
By Glenn Sokolowski
In this interactive object, learners examine sectional views used in engineering drawings. The sections shown are full, half, offset, aligned, revolved, and broken-out. Learners match drawings of sectional views with the names of the views.
Title Block Tolerances
Learners examine the use of the tolerances displayed in a title block by calculating the minimum and maximum allowable size of a fabricated part. In a brief quiz, students determine whether a part is usable or should be scrapped.
Learners examine pictorial drawings used in engineering including sectioned and exploded drawings. A sketching quiz is provided to help the learner create simple pictorial sketches by using orthographic views and an isometric template.
Using a Sine Bar
By Janet Braun
The learner will use the deceptively simple sine bar to measure angles to minutes or even half minutes.
Engine Lathe: Basic Components and Operation
In this video, you’ll explore the engine lathe, its basic components, and you’ll learn to operate its machine controls.
Brain Exercise: Visualization #1
In this interactive object, learners practice their 3D visualization skills by identifying the correct isometric view of an object. Front, side, and top orthographic views are shown.
Brain Exercise: Visualization #2
In this interactive object, learners practice their 3D visualization skills by identifying the correct isometric view of an object.
Using a Depth Micrometer
By Terry Fleischman
Learners will test their ability to read a depth micrometer in this interactive quiz.
Determining Punch & Dies for Press Brake Forming
By Dave Hoffman
Introduction to selecting the proper punch and die for air bending or bottoming when forming on a press brake. Includes charts and methods for selection.
Brain Exercise: Visualization #3
Learners develop 3D visualization skills by examining front, side, and top orthographic views of objects. Using this information, students select the corresponding isometric view of each object.
Reading a Micrometer
By Sue Silverstein
In this learning activity you'll practice reading a micrometer.
Print Reading: An Alphabet of Lines in Print Reading
In this animated activity, learners read about the types of lines found on blueprints. A quiz completes the activity.
GD&T: Geometric Characteristic Symbols
In this interactive object, learners test their knowledge of 14 geometric tolerance control symbols.
Basic Types of Lines Used in Engineering Drawings
By Kelly Curran, Glenn Sokolowski
In this highly interactive object, learners associate basic line types and terms with engineering drawing geometry. A quiz completes the activity.