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Electrical Discharge Machine (EDM) -Wire and Sinker Programmer/Operator

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Time-Based Apprenticeship
Sponsoring Company:
Wrightcut EDM & Machine, Inc.
Industries
O*Net Code
51-4199.00
Rapids Code
Req. Hours
35500
State
NY
Created
Aug 27, 2021
Updated
Aug 27, 2021

Time-Based Skills

4 skill sets | 19 total skills
Basic Machine Shop Skills - 4000 req. hrs
Reading blueprints and schematic drawings.
1000 hrs
Understanding machining concepts/ Understanding manufacturing processes.
1000 hrs
Using machining tools, including: drill presses, manual lathes, grinders, manual mills, Computer Numerical Control (CNC) mills, CNC lathes (if available).
1000 hrs
Using hand tools and instruments, such as: clamps, allen wrenches, adjustable wrenches, dial indicators, calipers, micrometers, gage blocks, and manual Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM)
1000 hrs
Electrode Fabrication and Estimating, and CNC Programming - 10000 req. hrs
Interpreting design drawings (design by others).
2500 hrs
Programming specifications using Computer-Aided Design (CAD)/ Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM) software.
2500 hrs
Machining electrodes from raw stock, such as: graphite, copper-coated graphite, various metals.
2500 hrs
Calculating number of electrodes needing fashioning based on type of machining job, material(s) being used.
2500 hrs
Electrical Discharge Machine Setup - 9000 req. hrs
Designing fixtures to support workpieces, using machining methods and hand tools when necessary.
1500 hrs
Loading CNC-programmed designs into machinery.
1500 hrs
Affixing wire electrode spools and threading through guides prior to operation.
1500 hrs
Selecting proper wires and guides based on application.
1500 hrs
Filling and servicing EDM reservoirs, pumps and filters.
1500 hrs
Drilling through-holes to accommodate EDM wire.
1500 hrs
Electrical Discharge Machine Operation - 12500 req. hrs
Initiating machining process.
2500 hrs
Monitoring workstations while machining is performed.
2500 hrs
Interrupting machining to insert/replace used electrodes.
2500 hrs
Conducting in-process inspection: Utilizing gage (gauge) blocks; Using micrometers and calipers; Operating Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM); running standard program; Reading instrumentation to check the desired dimensions and tolerances.
2500 hrs
Adjusting production process to incorporate changes needed to improve finished product.
2500 hrs

Technical Instruction

Safety & Health - 144 req. hrs
General Workplace Safety
24 hrs
Forklift Safety
24 hrs
First Aid & CPR
24 hrs
Right-to-Know/Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)
24 hrs
Proper Use of All Trade-Related Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
24 hrs
Bloodborne Pathogens
24 hrs
Engineering Drawings & Mathematics - 160 req. hrs
Reading Blueprints and Schematic Drawings Interpreting Design Drawings
32 hrs
Math Fundamentals
32 hrs
Estimating
32 hrs
Geometric Dimensioning Tolerancing (GDT)
32 hrs
Basics of Computer-Aided Design (CAD)
32 hrs
Trade Theory and Science - 320 req. hrs
Machining Concepts/ Manufacturing Processes including hands-on instruction
64 hrs
Machining Tools, Equipment, and Materials
64 hrs
Fixture Design and Manufacturing
64 hrs
Metallurgy / Material Science
64 hrs
Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Programming Precision Measurement: Tools and Methods: Manual, Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM)
64 hrs

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