MTT3556 MULTI-AXIS MILLING
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.
MTT3556 - Multi-Axis Millng (3 hrs.)
This is an advanced course designed to give the student an understanding of multi-axis machining. This class deals with complex machining methods and will required knowledge from all previous machine programming courses.
MTT3547 Advanced Computer Aided Manufacturing or instructor approval.
This course is designed to help the student increase his/her knowledge concerning the use of Mastercam to program and machine wireframe, solids, or surface geometry.
Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to create programs for multi axis machines, describe the use of the toolpaths in 4 and 5 axis programming, and the parameter pages that affect multi axis toolpaths.
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: Creating and Unwrapping Geometry
Outcomes: Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to demonstrate the ability to unwrap geometry.
- Create the unwrapped geometry.
- Create unwrapped numbers using Arial True Type font.
UNIT 2: Y-Axis Substitution
Outcomes: Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to demonstrate the ability to use the Y-axis substitution.
- Use drilling using the Y-axis substitution.
- Use engraving using the Y-axis substitution.
UNIT 3: Rotary Axis
Outcomes: Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to demonstrate the ability to use the rotary axis function.
- Demonstrate drilling using rotary axis about the X-axis.
- Demonstrate Slot Milling using the rotary axis on X, Y, and Z axis.
UNIT 4: 4 & 5 Axis Pocket Milling
Outcomes: Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to demonstrate the ability to use Pocketing, including the rotary axis and re-machining.
- Demonstrate Pocketing the inside using Y-axis substitution.
- Demonstrate Pocket re-machining.
- Demonstrate a roughing toolpath using Rotary 4 axis toolpath with rotary cut.
UNIT 5: Axis Toolpath
Outcomes: Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to demonstrate the ability to utilize all aspects of the 5 axis machining functions.
- Demonstrate 5 axis toolpath with tool axis control normal to the surface.
- Demonstrate a curve 5 axis toolpath with tool axis control oriented to a point.
- Demonstrate a curve 5 axis toolpath with tool axis control oriented from a point.
- Demonstrate a 5 axis drill toolpath.
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.