Curriculum Spotlight: Cutting and Grinding

The Curriculum Spotlight series highlights a core instruction unit or skill set delivered through the Core Plus Aerospace curriculum. Our Spotlight on precision machining explores why it’s important, what students will learn, and how the curriculum connects to Washington state learning standards.

Skilled manufacturing workers create precise parts that meet very exact specifications through precision machining, which involves cutting, milling, turning, and electrical discharge machining. The Core Plus Aerospace curriculum provides Washington students with hands-on opportunities to lock in those skills while they are in high school, giving them a leg up on any number of opportunities after graduation, such as pursuing a manufacturing job, apprenticeship, or college.

Here’s a preview of the new Curriculum Spotlight (link to PDF):

Core Plus Aerospace students develop precision machining skills by learning the fundamentals of sawing, milling machines, lathe machines, and surface grinding. They practice safety guidelines, learn new vocabulary, and gain knowledge about appropriate tools and machines.

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