MET-132 - CAM Applications 13 credits
This course does not involve operation of CNC machinery. It is intended for students that already have hands-on CNC machining experience, so CNC simulators are used. The emphasis of CAM Applications 1 is placed on learning to use CAM software to select tools, manipulate part geometry, and convert screen toolpaths into a CNC program. Students learn the CAM graphical interface to apply proper manufacturing techniques to produce CNC code. 3D Solid CAD models are used throughout the course. The CNC file is downloaded to a virtual version of the machine tool and the part is manufactured using computer simulation. After part creation, students document the event and discuss strategies for cycle improvement or corrective action.