The student will be required to set up many various complex parts. Students will use all of their recently acquired knowledge for previous courses to complete set-ups in conjunction with programming using canned cycles on the turning and machining centers. The student will be expected to develop the programming for the desired part, download to the proper machine, and produce the desired part. All of these tasks will be performed with minimum supervision.
CNC programs may be refined regardless of mode of generation. Through this module the students will learn to correct flaws and will produce a finished part within the tolerance of the print and be geometrically correct. The concepts of fixturing and manufacturing will be related using geometric dimensioning and tolerancing.
This course is designed as a capstone project to verify a student's ability in all aspects of machining. The student will be required to identify a need for a new product or improvement on an existing product. After identification, the completion of the project will occur with minimal instructor guidance, which will allow the student to demonstrate their ability to perform independently. Upon completion, the student will demonstrate the functionality of their project in the form of a formal presentation.
An industrially accepted CAD/CAM system to generate CNC programs will be used throughout this module. The students will be able to produce full programs and download these in the CNC lathe and mill producing a part. Trouble shooting and correction of program errors will be stressed. Proper fixturing and setup of rough material will be presented.
By arrangement with adviser. Directed study is to provide an opportunity for the student to continue study in a subject area of special interest or special concern, related directly to an actual job opportunity within the drafting program.
This course requires that the machine tool student call upon all of their past course work into the creation of a senior capstone project. All aspects of machining and programming skills are at their disposal.
In this course, the student will be challenged with the setups for many various complex parts. The setups in conjunction with programming of the turning and milling centers will require the student to use all of their recently acquired knowledge.
The mechanical components of the lathe are explained in this module. The terminology established here is used throughout the balance of the instruction. Because of the variety of turret styles and automatic tool handling mechanisms found on CNC lathes, several configurations are shown along with an explanation of how each operates.