Catalog 2017-2018 
    Apr 21, 2021  
Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

MACH 242 CNC Machining II: CNC Machine Processes and Work Holding

7 credits
Students will continue to build their knowledge and skills of the CAD/CAM software by designing work holding through the use of CAD and learning new CNC processes, such as the 3D surface contouring toolpaths and advanced roughing cycles. Students may be requested to periodically mentor other students of earlier courses as part of their participation in this course. This class will include team-based learning and projects.

Prerequisites: MACH 241  or instructor permission

Quarters Offered: All

Student Outcomes/Competencies:
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Create, modify and manage work holding models
  • Identify various types of work holding and work holding materials
  • Select the correct cutting tool and holder for 3D toolpaths and roughing cycles
  • Determine depths of cut and radial engagement for various toolpaths
  • Determine speeds and feeds for 3D toolpaths and advanced roughing cycles
  • Verify advanced 3D toolpaths and roughing cycles while checking for errors and crashes
  • Setup and run programs that the student has created
  • Troubleshoot toolpath or process errors during machining
  • Create a program that includes 3D surfacing and roughing toolpaths
  • Produce a product that encompasses MACH 241 and MACH 242 skills and knowledge

Total Hours: 120 Lecture Hours: 20 Lab or Clinical Hours: 100