MET-121 - Fundamentals of CMM

2 credits

This course is an introduction to the fundamental concepts of the Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM). This course discusses how CMMs integrate into precision manufacturing environments and where they fit in automated production processes. Coverage includes a CMM overview, basic terminology, machine operation using existing programs, and fundamental programming concepts. Students will be instructed in best practices for probe calibration and part fixturing, focusing on accurate and repeatable measurement. Students will develop an understanding of blueprint tolerances and use that knowledge to identify nonconforming parts and their assignable causes. Throughout the course, students will be required to perform calculations to identify upper and lower tolerances based on provided blueprints. Students will develop a solid understanding of how the Cartesian Coordinate System and vectors are used to program CMMs.

Prerequisite(s): MET 120;and MAT 078 or placement at higher level on the math placement test.

Corequisite(s): MET 121L