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08-30-2009, 02:37 PM #1
Machinist Practice Test
Hey fellas Ive been in the trade for about 15 years. A supervisor for about 10 years. Now I went through my apprenticeship for 3 years but didn't bother writing my exam.Now that things are starting to turn at my company I feel I need to get my ticket for the future.Before I write my exam I would like to somehow take a mock exam Is there anything on the web that would have a mock exam. Any help would greatly be appreciated.
08-30-2009, 05:04 PM #2
Hi Rick, I just copied/pasted the title of your thread into a google search. The first two pages of answers all came back with a green check mark, indicating they are clean as far as mal-ware goes. This, according the the AVG software I run. So they are unlikely to harm your PC. I quickly glanced at a couple and this one looked promising to me:
As I've said many times, I'm no machinist. So I have no way to tell if these tests are good or not. I've helped my wife a bit with finding similar tests for her nursing career, and the free on-line tests are a great way to check if she's ready, but the questions are always way different than on the real tests she takes. They are a good indicator of her readiness, though. They do not give her the answers to the real test though.
If you want to look for more, I saw many by just pasting your thread title into a google search: http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&s...=Google+Search
As you may know, it would be good to run some anti-spyware that checks for the safety of the sites before you go to them. I run AVG with good results. Expect your PC to run a little slower af6ter installing any anti-malware software, though. AVG is free for home use, and it's free: http://free.avg.com/download?prd=afe
Good luck with your test!
08-30-2009, 05:24 PM #3
In my opinion, it's hard to test machinists. The field is too big and there are so many ways to get the same problem solved. Plus, a lot of machinists I've known, including myself, aren't good a taking tests or going to main stream school. I'd probably bomb a machinist exam but I doubt you'd say I don't know how to make stuff if you saw my work.
08-31-2009, 01:18 PM #4
You could check out some of the NIMS stuff. They have some written test samples, and also some drawings for practice parts that you have to make in a certain amount of time.
08-31-2009, 02:06 PM #5
We give a written test but I look more at how they come up with the answer than anything else. It's all pretty much simple stuff. ie:
Chuck speed for turning a piece of 1045 steel is 200 RPM.... When turning the same piece only made from Aluminum should the speed be more or less?
A drill bit is marked HSS. What does that mean?
Which finish is rougher 125 or 250?
A bolt has 20 threads per inch. How far does it travel in 10 revolutions?
On the harder side I have a simple trig exercise. I provide a trig table and simple calculator. I want to see the thought process.
I also throw in a few questions relating to SFM & Feed rate.
You would be surprised by some of the answers.
If they ace the test & I like the thought process we just sit down and talk machining. After that it's all a matter of what happens in the first 30 days. (As long as they pass the piss test)
08-31-2009, 05:42 PM #6
Would you please post your Avatar in full size? I think I'd like to see what is on the coin. Maybe a seperate thread so as not to hijack this one? Thanks.
09-02-2009, 10:50 AM #7
Walter the reason why i would like to write my exam is because im looking at possibly going into teaching a machinest class i love your little test though my friend i will have to use that in the future