# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Precision Machining Technology I Task 2130873500

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Identify types of materials used in machining operations.


Identification should be based on the known properties of material and include

  • applying machine tools theory (e.g., selecting appropriate machine tools for a given set of operations, operating machine tools to execute a specific operation, participating in machine capability study) 
  • identifying the common classes of machine tools
  • explaining the function of the major subsystems of the machine tools
  • selecting and applying a given machine tool appropriately.

Process/Skill Questions

  • What are the common types of machine tools?
  • What is the function of the major subsystems of machine tools?
  • What operations can be performed on a mill or a lathe?
  • What do color codes signify?
  • How might a file be used to determine the hardness of steel?
  • How can a magnet help determine material type?

Other Related Standards

Common Career Technical Core


Demonstrate workplace knowledge and skills common to manufacturing.