Jun 02, 2023  
2021-2022 Archived Catalog 
2021-2022 Archived Catalog

MECH-260 Advanced CNC Setup, Programming & Operation

Credits 4 / 6 Contact Hours
Pre-requisiste: Placement into ACRD 080 MECH 246  and MECH 247  . Note: Students must provide their own safety glasses, 3-ring binder, 6-inch steel rule, 6-inch caliper, scientific calculator and 1 gig+ thumb drive.
This course is designed to advance Computer Numerical Control (CNC) programming, setup and operating knowledge for milling and turning processes.  Sequential operations requiring multiple setups and datum transfers are designed to build technical skills in machine setup and process troubleshooting.  Macros and subroutines are covered to give the student additional programming tools for productivity and probing integration.  Instruction in tool life management and machine parameter settings provides an introduction to supervisory level control features.

Course Outcomes
1. Safety review 2. Machine control architecture and parameter selection 3. Cutting tool insert geometry and nomenclature 4. Work holding systems and material configurations 5. Subroutines and macro programming 6. Multi-operation process design 7. Materials, speeds and feeds and tool life 8. Production launch.