ATAP 2370 - 3D Computer Aided Mold/Electrode Design
Credit Hours: 2.00
Prerequisites: ATAP 2360
This course teaches the general concepts of electrode design and manufacture, along with mold (tool) design using Cimatron CAD/CAM software. Through lecture and lab assignments, the student will design electrodes for use in the Electrical Discharge Machining industry. The student will also learn how to design mold tooling and mold bases using Cimatron CAD/CAM. Terminology used in the field of Mold Design 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 Cimatron user interface.
- Zoom, pan, rotate, and shade.
- Manipulate the pull down menus and icons.
- Organize CAD entities by sets.
- Import and export various file types.
Outcome 2: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to create advanced three-dimensional geometry.
- Define 3D wireframe surfaces.
- Define sketches and 3D solid models.
- Define runoff surfaces used in the mold industry.
Outcome 3: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to design EDM electrodes from CAD model.
- Identify EDM geometry.
- Define EDM parameters.
- Create drawings for each electrode.
Outcome 4: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to design mold tools using Cimatron functionality.
- Design mold bases from libraries.
- Design tooling geometry.
Outcome 5: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to define 3D toolpath operations for CNC machines.
- Define rough machining procedures.
- Define finish machining procedures.
Outcome 6: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to stimulate toolpath operations for final verification.
- Simulate procedures in wireframe and shaded modes.
- Compare toolpath operations to CAD model.
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.
- The graduate can demonstrate how to communicate competently.
- The graduate is sensitive to issues relating to a diverse, global society.
COURSE CONTENT OUTLINE
- Three dimensional surface modeling
- Three dimensional solid modeling
- Solid mold bases
- Electrode design and extraction
- 3D rough and finish toollpaths
- 3D toolpath simulation and verification
Official Course Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088
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