MTT3547 ADVANCED COMPUTER AIDED MANUFACTURING (CAM)
3 Credit Hours
This course is open to students on the college level in either the freshman or sophomore year and to area high school vocational students.
MTT 3547 - Advanced Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) (3 hrs.)
This is an advanced course in CAM. Instruction will cover in greater detail the CNC Milling Machine, the CNC Lathe, and a complex 3-D profile program for machining.
MTT3544 Computer Aided Manufacturing or instructor approval.
This course is intended to provide the student with advanced knowledge, concepts, and principles of Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM).
After completing this unit the student will be able to demonstrate the use of the Mastercam Programming system to draw, run tool paths, and create programs in both 2-D and 3-D.
Unit Outcomes for Criterion Based Evaluation:
The following outline defines the minimum core content not including the final examination period. Instructors may add other material as time allows.
UNIT 1: MASTERCAM MILL 3-D
Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the student will be able to successfully demonstrate using the Mastercam Mill to create, rotate, scale, and copy.
- Demonstrate how to use and create 3D surf.
- Create letters on Mastercam for milling purposes.
- Create ellipses
- Create net surfaces.
- Scale geometry up and down.
- Use translation commands to move geometry by vectors.
- Rotate geometry using the rotation commands.
UNIT 2: MASTERCAM TOOL PATHS
Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit the student, will be able to successfully use Mastercam to create tool paths for 3-D swept, coons, multi-surf, and explain how these are used.
- Explain how to project on to surfaces.
- Demonstrate the use of the post processor
- Explain how to change the post to the desired post
- Run the post processor for the Cincinnati
- Run the post for the Haas, Okuma, and Fanuc
- Demonstrate how to edit an CNC file in Mastercam
UNIT 3: COMMUNICATIONS WITH CNC MACHINES
Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the student will be able to successfully demonstrate the communications needed between the CAM system and the CNC machines both sending and receiving.
- Demonstrate the set up procedure for transmitting programs to the CNC.
- Demonstrate transmitting programs to both mills.
- Set-up both mills for sending to the CAM system.
UNIT 4: MASTERCAM LATHE
Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit the student will be able to demonstrate the use of Mastercam to create 2-D drawings for lathes and run the tool paths for threading and turning.
- Demonstrate 2-D drawings in Mastercam Lathe.
- Demonstrate the tool paths for turning.
- Demonstrate the tool paths for threading
- Run the post processor for the Fanuc and CNC lathe
Refer to Syllabus
Contact Bookstore for current textbook.
Students should adhere to the attendance policy outlined by the instructor in the course syllabus.
The grading policy will be outlined by the instructor in the course syllabus.
Maximum class size:
Based on classroom occupancy.
Course Time Frame:
The U.S. Department of Education, Higher Learning Commission and the Kansas Board of Regents define credit hour and have specific regulations that the college must follow when developing, teaching and assessing the educational aspects of the college. A credit hour is an amount of work represented in intended learning outcomes and verified by evidence of student achievement that is an institutionally-established equivalency that reasonably approximates not less than one hour of classroom or direct faculty instruction and a minimum of two hours of out-of-class student work for approximately fifteen weeks for one semester hour of credit or an equivalent amount of work over a different amount of time. The number of semester hours of credit allowed for each distance education or blended hybrid courses shall be assigned by the college based on the amount of time needed to achieve the same course outcomes in a purely face-to-face format.
Refer to the following policies:
402.00 Academic Code of Conduct
263.00 Student Appeal of Course Grades
403.00 Student Code of Conduct
Disability Services Program:
Cowley College, in recognition of state and federal laws, will accommodate a student with a documented disability. If a student has a disability which may impact work in this class which requires accommodations, contact the Disability Services Coordinator.