ATAP 2350 - 3D MasterCAM-Die/Mold CNC Machining
Credit Hours: 2.00
Prerequisites: ATAP 2030
This course teaches the advanced concepts of MasterCAM milling. Through lecture and lab assignments, the student will learn advanced CAD/CAM modeling skills. Students will design 3D models. These models are then used to create CNC 3D toolpaths using the CAM module. Terminology used in the field of CAD/CAM will be emphasized.
Billable Contact Hours: 2
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OUTCOMES AND OBJECTIVES
Outcome 1: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to navigate through the MasterCAM user interface.
- Zoom, pan, rotate, and shade.
- Manipulate the pull down 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 create three-dimensional geometry.
- Define 3D surface geometry.
- Define 3D solid model geometry.
Outcome 3: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to create three dimensional toolpath operations.
- Define rough machining operations.
- Define wide variety of finish machine operations.
- Define pencil-milling operations.
- Define remachine-milling operations.
Outcome 4: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to edit toolpath operations.
- Modify cutting parameters.
- Modify geometric chains.
- Modify tool conditions.
Outcome 5: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to post-process toolpath operations to CNC machines.
- Setup post-processing conditions.
- Check post processed file for accuracy.
Outcome 6: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to simulate toolpath operations for final verification.
- Backplot toolpath operations.
- Compare toolpath operations to CAD model.
COMMON DEGREE OUTCOMES (CDO)
• Communication: The graduate can communicate effectively for the intended purpose and audience.
• Critical Thinking: The graduate can make informed decisions after analyzing information or evidence related to the issue.
• Global Literacy: The graduate can analyze human behavior or experiences through cultural, social, political, or economic perspectives.
• Information Literacy: The graduate can responsibly use information gathered from a variety of formats in order to complete a task.
• Quantitative Reasoning: The graduate can apply quantitative methods or evidence to solve problems or make judgments.
• Scientific Literacy: The graduate can produce or interpret scientific information presented in a variety of formats.
CDO marked YES apply to this course:
Critical Thinking: YES
Global Literacy: YES
Information Literacy: YES
Quantitative Reasoning: YES
Scientific Literacy: YES
COURSE CONTENT OUTLINE
- CAD Interface and Basic Layout
- Visualization, Zoom, Pan, and Rotate shaded models
- Design Concepts
- Parametric design and constraints
- Solid Modeling
- Basic Drawing layout using the Drafting Module
- Exporting Data to CAM and other applications
- CAM Interface and Basic Layout
- Basic CNC 2D Toolpath Creation, including profile, drill, and pocket
- Basic CNC 3D Toolpath Creation, including rough and finish surface machining
- Toolpath Simulation and Verification
- Toolpath Post Processing
- CNC Machining in the lab
Official Course Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088
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