Dec 04, 2020  
Official Course Syllabi 2020-2021 
    
Official Course Syllabi 2020-2021
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ATAP 2020 - Art-To-Part-Digital Art to 3D CNC Machining

Credit Hours: 2.00


Prerequisites: None

This course teaches the general concepts of Art-to-Part using ArtCAM software. Through lecture and lab assignments, the student will learn basic skills necessary to convert two-dimensional digital pictures into three-dimensional CAD data for surface machining. Toolpaths will be generated and parts will be machined using CNC Machine Tools. Terminology used in the field of CAD/CAM will be emphasized.

Location: South Campus

Contact Hours: 2
Billable Contact Hours: 2
OUTCOMES AND OBJECTIVES
Outcome 1: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to navigate through the user interface.

Objectives:

  1. Zoom, pan, rotate, and shade.
  2. Manipulate the pulldown menus and icons.
  3. Organize CAD entities by layers.
  4. Import and export various file types.

Outcome 2: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to convert artwork into digital format.

Objectives:

  1. Understand digital formats.
  2. Scan hardcopy drawings and photos into digital format.
  3. Download picture files from internet.

Outcome 3: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to create clean vector data for machining and relief creation.

Objectives:

  1. Create lines, arcs, splines, and polygonal shapes.
  2. Edit and manipulate vectors.
  3. Convert pixel data to vectors.
  4. Create text data.

Outcome 4: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to create and modify relief (tessellated surfaces) from vectors.

Objectives:

  1. Utilize the shape editor to extrude vectors.
  2. Create surfaces using sweep command.
  3. Smooth surfaces using texturing tools
  4. Offset surfaces to create molds.
  5. Add special textures to surfaces.
  6. Wrap surfaces onto geometric shapes.

Outcome 5: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to program toolpaths for CNC machining.

Objectives:

  1. Create 2D profiles and pocket operations.
  2. Create rough and finish surface machining operations.
  3. Post process toolpath data to CNC machines.

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.
  1. 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. CAD Interface and Basic Layout
  2. Visualization, Zoom, Pan, and Rotate shaded models
  3. Design Concepts
  4. Convert general 2D digital pictures to 3D CAD data
  5. Convert digital photos of human faces into 3D CAD data
  6. Create and edit surface data
  7. Create and edit text (fonts)
  8. “Wrap” two dimensional data around a cylindrical surface
  9. Basic Drawing layout using the Drafting Module
  10. CAM Interface and Basic Layout
  11. Basic CNC 3D Toolpath Creation, including rough and finish surface machining
  12. Toolpath Simulation and Verification
  13. Toolpath Post Processing
  14. 14. CNC Machining in the lab

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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