CNC & CAD-CAM
A course that introduces the student to CNC programming and CNC Machining as it relates to the industrial design profession. Utilizing Mastercam and Haas control.
Students completing this course:
• Develop an understanding of the entire CNC programming process from planning to final machining with special emphasis on it’s relevance to the Industrial Design profession.
• Have a basic knowledge of CNC G&M codes and how they control machine functions, including how to post and edit NC code using Cimco Edit.
• Have an understanding of basic traditional 2D milling operations and the common tooling associated with each.
• Have an understanding of all aspects of tooling, including cutter types, tooling geometry, setting up and managing tool libraries in Mastercam, and sourcing appropriate tools for various projects.
• Are familiar with the Haas control system and how to set up projects on the mill including appropriate fixtures, squaring a machine vise, assembling and loading tools, setting part datums and tool offsets.
• Are familiar with the latest 3D high speed milling and programming techniques using advanced operations in Mastercam.
• Are familiar with advanced 3D topics as they relate to Mastercam such as machining assemblies, 3D work coordinate systems, detailed roughing and finishing strategies, etc.
This course was co-developed with Adjunct Instructor, Mike Palmisano.