Dec 04, 2020  
Official Course Syllabi 2020-2021 
    
Official Course Syllabi 2020-2021
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ATAP 2330 - EDM RAM-G & M Programming & Machining

Credit Hours: 2.00


Prerequisites: None

This course teaches the general concepts of RAM Electrical Discharge Machining, a method involving electrical discharges between an electrode and a conductive workpiece to remove material in a non-conventional manner. Through lecture and lab assignments, the student will learn multiple EDM skills, beginning with an overview of EDM technology, followed by electrode material selection, proper design of electrodes, spark gap theory, and the principles of 2D and 3D electrode orbiting. Terminology used in the field of RAM, Wire, and Fast Hole EDM will be emphasized, accompanied by demonstrations, student programming, and EDM setup and operation.

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 identify RAM EDM burn areas.

Objectives:

  1. Sharpen corners previously left round from milling operations.
  2. Burn deep areas that conventional machining methods cannot perform.

Outcome 2: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to design RAM EDM electrodes.

Objectives:

  1. Select proper grade of graphite.
  2. Use existing CAD surfaces.
  3. Extend electrode surfaces for clearance.
  4. List burn locations for RAM EDM operation.

Outcome 3: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to machine RAM EDM electrodes.

Objectives:

  1. Create and run CNC programs.
  2. Drill holes for flush.
  3. Mount in holders.

Outcome 4: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to program RAM EDM machines.

Objectives:

  1. Define proper power settings.
  2. Determine proper spark gap size.
  3. Compare negative and positive polarity settings.
  4. Design for speed, wear, or finish requirements.
  5. Program burn locations.

Outcome 5: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to setup and operate RAM EDM machines.

Objectives:

  1. Setu workpiece.
  2. Define X0 Y0 Z0.
  3. Dry run programs.
  4. Execute live programs.

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.
  1. 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. EDM Overview
    1. History
    2. RAM EDM
    3. Spark Gap Theory
  2. RAM EDM Setup and Operation
    1. EDM Startup and Grid Procedures
    2. Mounting an electrode into a RAM EDM
    3. Setting work zero
  3. CNC RAM EDM Operation
    1. Start up and Grid Procedures
    2. Program Run Procedures
    3. Basic Set-Up Procedures
  4. Manual Programming
    1. G & M code programming

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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