Dec 04, 2020  
Official Course Syllabi 2020-2021 
    
Official Course Syllabi 2020-2021
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ATAP 1050 - CNC Essentials

Credit Hours: 3.00


Prerequisites: None

(formerly ATAP 2912)

This lecture and lab course covers shop floor and CNC essentials necessary to subsist in today’s digital manufacturing setting. Students will employ MS Windows with advanced manufacturing and CNC applications. Topics include file creation, file management, spreadsheets for setup and tooling sheets, operation of all CNC controls in the lab, including mill, lathe, RAM, and Wire and Fast Hole EDM; basic metrology, such as micrometers and calipers; and basic inspection procedures using the Faro Gage. This course prepares students for all ATAP coursework.

Location: South Campus

Contact Hours: 4
Billable Contact Hours: 4
OUTCOMES AND OBJECTIVES
Outcome 1: Upon completion of this course the student will be able to perform basic computer functions using PC Windows.

Objectives:

  1. Turn on a PC and navigate Windows.
  2. Perform basic file management functions, such as create, rename, and move filenames and folders, move and copy files from drive to drive, including use of external drives, such as memory sticks.
  3. Email files to the instructor and open emails from the instructor.

Outcome 2: Upon completion of this course the student will be able to identify the fundamentals of Computer Numeric Control.

Objectives:

  1. The student will apply CNC mills, lathes, Electrical Discharge Machines, lasers, and waterjet machines in industry with 80% accuracy.
  2. Given a part print, the student will map coordinates onto the Cartesian coordinate system with 80% accuracy.
  3. Given previously developed CNC programs, the student will read and interpret CNC mill, lathe, and RAM EDM programs with 80% accuracy.

Outcome 3: Upon completion of this course the student will be able to apply the proper cutting tool technology to CNC applications.

Objectives:

  1. Given a manufacturing application, the student will identify basic and advanced cutting tools used in CNC applications with 80% accuracy.
  2. Given a cart of CNC tool holders, the student will identify basic tool holders used in CNC mill and lathe applications.

Outcome 4: Upon completion of this course the student will be able to operate all CNC controls in the lab, including mill and lathe.

Objecives:

  1. Given a variety of CNC mills, lathes, and A. Given a variety of CNC mills, lathes, and EDM machines, the student will power up and power down each machine with 80% accuracy.
  2. Given a variety of CNC mills, lathes, and EDM machines, the student will upload and download files to and from CNC controls using a floppy, memory stick and RS232 connections with 80% accuracy.
  3. Given a variety of CNC mills, lathes, and EDM machines, the student will simulate programs with 80% accuracy.
  4. Given a variety of CNC mills, lathes, and EDM machines, the student will load and unload tools into the magazine pouches and turrets.

Outcome 5: Upon completion of this course the student will be able to measure parts using precision measuring equipment.

Objectives:

  1. Given an inch and metric micrometer, the student will measure with 80% accuracy.
  2. Given a dial caliper, the student will measure with 80% accuracy.
  3. Given a Faro Gage or equivalent, the student will measure and record part dimensions with 80% accuracy.
  4. Given a Faro Gage, the student will inspect parts with 80% accuracy.

COMMON DEGREE OUTCOMES
(Bulleted outcomes apply to the course)

  • 1. The graduate can integrate the knowledge and technological skills necessary to be a successful learner.
  • 2. The graduate can demonstrate how to think competently.
  • 3. The graduate can demonstrate how to employ mathematical knowledge.
  1. The graduate can demonstrate how to communicate competently.
  1. The graduate is sensitive to issues relating to a diverse, global society.

COURSE CONTENT OUTLINE
  1. Computer functions
    1. Power on and navigate PC Windows
    2. File management
    3. Upload to and from CNC control panels
    4. Email
  2. Computer Numeric Control applications
    1. Overview of CNC mills, lathes, Electrical Discharge Machines, lasers, and waterjet machines
    2. Cartesian coordinate system
    3. Introduction to CNC programming
  3. Advanced cutting tool technology
    1. Identification of cutting tools
    2. CNC mill, lathe, and EDM tool holders
  4. CNC operation
    1. CNC Mill, Lathe, RAM, Wire, and Fast Hole
    2. Upload and download files
    3. Simulate programs
    4. Load and unload tools
  5. Basic measuring tools
    1. Inch and metric micrometers
    2. Dial calipers

Primary Faculty
Walters, Gary
Secondary Faculty

Associate Dean
Pawlowski, Timothy
Dean
Hutchison, Donald



Official Course Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088



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