Catalog 2017-2018 
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Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

MACH 133 Introduction to CNC Operations

4 credits
This course is an introduction to the setup and operation of CNC machines.

Prerequisites: ABED 046  (or placement into ENGL 093  or higher) and MATH 087  (or placement into MATH 098  or higher) or instructor permission

Corequisites: MACH 115 , MACH 116, and MACH 131  

Quarters Offered: Fall, Spring

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

  • Demonstrate understanding of CNC axes destination movement
  • Identify position of program reference zero
  • Demonstrate ability to safely initialize and shut down a CNC machine
  • Respond correctly to a CNC malfunction
  • Load programs onto the CNC machine
  • Navigate controller modes and functions
  • Demonstrate ability to safely start a CNC program to the shop standard
  • Perform a safe setup and first run of a part, a teardown, and a clean up to shop standard
  • Utilize CNC work-holding devices
  • Demonstrate proper use and selection of tools and tool holders
  • Discuss components and mechanics of a CNC machine
  • Manipulate and edit programs on a CNC machine
  • Demonstrate proper preventative maintenance on a CNC machine
  • Maintain proper coolant levels and proper coolant mix
  • Develop job planning skills
  • Demonstrate ability to set machine offsets and adjust cutter compensation

Total Hours: 60 Lecture Hours: 20 Lab or Clinical Hours: 40