Machine Tool Technology2019-04-02T15:16:19+00:00

Machine Tool Technology

  • Machine Tool Slide Show -- student running milling machine
  • Grinding wheel machining a part
  • Machine Tool Slide Show -- close-up of blueprints
  • Machine tool student adjusts a milling machine

Make mine metal.

The technology of machining has changed significantly in recent years, and professionals in the industry must be able to operate a wide range of highly advanced equipment. Utilizing lasers, water jets, and electrified wires to cut and shape different types of metals, plastics and woods, these new machines are often used to produce customized components, following specs laid out by drafters, architects and engineers.

From metallurgy and milling, to CNC operations and quality control, Salina Tech’s Machine Tool Technology Program provides students with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in the rapidly advancing machine tool industry. Students who graduate from this nine-month program have the opportunity to pursue rewarding careers as operators, technicians, quality control professionals and managers.

What You Will Learn

  • Operate machine tool equipment commonly found in industry including manual and computer controlled lathes, milling machines, drill presses, and cutting machines.

  • Manufacture parts from various materials in accordance with specifications from blueprints, electronic drawings, and shop sketches.

  • Solve quality problems using process planning, technical knowledge, teamwork, mathematics, and critical thinking.

  • Apply safety principles in a work environment to minimize hazards and prevent losses to productivity.

  • Demonstrate employability skills needed to obtain and retain employment in machine tool and related fields.

Careers

  • Machine Operator

  • Machinist

  • Tool & Die Maker

  • Tool Room Technician

  • Quality Control Professional

  • CNC Operator

  • Assembly Professional

  • CNC Programmer

  • Manufacturing Manager

Faculty

DeLoss Dulohery has been interested in working with metal since he was young, and he got a jump-start when his high school AP Chemistry teacher gave him a forge that had been in the family for generations. He still uses the forge for his blacksmithing hobby.

For the past eight years, he’s worked for several local companies, including Bergkamp Construction, The Bradbury Company and Great Plains Manufacturing, as a Machinist and Fabrication Tech.

He graduated from Salina Tech’s Machine Tool program in 2016, and previously studied Business and Marketing at Fort Hays State University.

While at Salina Tech, he was involved in Student Government, serving as Treasurer, won a silver medal at SkillsUSA and was a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.

He also holds certifications in Manual Machining, CNC Machining and CNC Programing from the National Institute for Metalworking Skills.

DeLoss joined Salina Tech’s Machine Tool program in the fall of 2018.

DeLoss.Dulohery@SalinaTech.edu | 785-309-3151

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