ATAP 2020 - Art-To-Part-Digital Art to 3D CNC Machining
Credit Hours: 2.00
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.
- Zoom, pan, rotate, and shade.
- Manipulate the pulldown menus and icons.
- Organize CAD entities by layers.
- Import and export various file types.
Outcome 2: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to convert artwork into digital format.
- Understand digital formats.
- Scan hardcopy drawings and photos into digital format.
- 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.
- Create lines, arcs, splines, and polygonal shapes.
- Edit and manipulate vectors.
- Convert pixel data to vectors.
- Create text data.
Outcome 4: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to create and modify relief (tessellated surfaces) from vectors.
- Utilize the shape editor to extrude vectors.
- Create surfaces using sweep command.
- Smooth surfaces using texturing tools
- Offset surfaces to create molds.
- Add special textures to surfaces.
- Wrap surfaces onto geometric shapes.
Outcome 5: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to program toolpaths for CNC machining.
- Create 2D profiles and pocket operations.
- Create rough and finish surface machining operations.
- 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.
- The graduate can demonstrate how to think competently.
- 3. The graduate can demonstrate how to employ mathematical knowledge.
- The graduate can demonstrate how to communicate competently.
- The graduate is sensitive to issues relating to a diverse, global society.
COURSE CONTENT OUTLINE
- CAD Interface and Basic Layout
- Visualization, Zoom, Pan, and Rotate shaded models
- Design Concepts
- Convert general 2D digital pictures to 3D CAD data
- Convert digital photos of human faces into 3D CAD data
- Create and edit surface data
- Create and edit text (fonts)
- “Wrap” two dimensional data around a cylindrical surface
- Basic Drawing layout using the Drafting Module
- CAM Interface and Basic Layout
- Basic CNC 3D Toolpath Creation, including rough and finish surface machining
- Toolpath Simulation and Verification
- Toolpath Post Processing
- 14. CNC Machining in the lab
Official Course Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088
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