Machine Tool Technology

What does a Machinist do?

A machinist sets up and operates equipment such as lathes, milling machines, saws, grinding machines, drilling and boring machines, shapers, planers, precision measuring tools, hand and power tools, and related attachments and accessories. These cutting tools are used to manufacture and repair parts and products made from metals, plastics, rubber textiles, fiberglass and space age alloys.

While some machinists specialize and others work on many tools, they are trained to: