MET-152 - Introduction to CNC Machining1 credits
This course is designed to prepare students for an entry level position as a CNC operator or setup technician. Its covers fundamental concepts of CNC including CNC operation, setup, and basic program editing. All topics will be introduced in lecture and reinforced with practical application during lab. Students will manufacture all parts of a simple assembly using industry standard CNC machinery. This course focuses on three axis CNC milling and two axis CNC turning. Emphasis is placed on setting work and tool offsets, verifying CNC program, first article inspection, and adjusting offsets to bring part dimensions into blueprint specification. Students will learn standard G and M coding and create basic CNC programs to understand how the Cartesian Coordinate system applies to CNC mills and lathes. Standard milling tools will be discussed. Students will design processes to manufacture parts based on a given blueprint specification. They will determine stock size, tool selection, and calculate optimum cutting speeds and feeds.