MTT3555 MASTERCAM LATHE
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 3555 - Mastercam Lathe (3 hrs.)
This is an introductory course designed to give the student understanding lathe geometry and machining. It will build on information from the beginning classes.
MTT3547 Advanced Computer Aided Manufacturing or instructor approval.
To give the student the ability to program CNC lathes with Mastercam software.
Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to demonstrate the use of the programming software to create the numerical control codes necessary to run both 2 axis and multi-axis lathes.
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: STOCK SETUP AND SPINDLE DEFINITION
Outcomes: Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to demonstrate the ability to set up stock and explain how it affects the part, explain the difference between a Lathe and a Mill, and be able to verify parts.
- Explain how to setup the stock for the lathe function.
- Demonstrate how the stock setup affects the tool paths.
- Explain lathe/mill turn.
- Back plot and verify a part.
UNIT 2: PARTS
Outcomes: Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to demonstrate how to set DZ plane, facing and roughing parts as well as run a finish pass.
- Set the tool plane to DZ.
- Face a part.
- Rough a part.
- Run the finish pass.
- Drill a part.
UNIT 3: PARTS AND THREADS
Outcomes: Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to demonstrate the ability to groove a part, internal bore, turn threads, and cutoff, as well as verify parts and estimate the run time.
- Groove a part.
- Internal bore of a part.
- Turn threads.
- Cut off parts.
- Verify and provide estimated run time.
UNIT 4: MILL OPERATIONS
Outcomes: Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to demonstrate the ability to create geometry and toolpaths for Mill/Turn Lathes.
- Create geometry necessary to make mill operations on mill/turn lathes.
- Create mill toolpaths in the multi-axis lathe function.
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.