CNC07002 2015 Computer Aided Manufacture (CAM/CNC) 301

General Details

Full Title
Computer Aided Manufacture (CAM/CNC) 301
Transcript Title
CAM/CNC 301
Code
CNC07002
Attendance
75 %
Subject Area
CNC - CNC Machining
Department
MENG - Mech. and Electronic Eng.
Level
07 - NFQ Level 7
Credit
05 - 05 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2015 - Full Academic Year 2015-16
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
Stephen Reid, Brian Hanrahan
Programme Membership
SG_EPREC_B07 201500 Bachelor of Engineering in Precision Engineering and Design SG_EPREC_B07 201500 Bachelor of Engineering in Precision Engineering and Design SG_EPREC_J07 201700 Bachelor of Engineering in Precision Engineering and Design SG_EPREC_B07 201800 Bachelor of Engineering in Precision Engineering and Design SG_EPREC_B07 201900 Bachelor of Engineering in Precision Engineering and Design SG_EPREC_J07 201900 Bachelor of Engineering in Precision Engineering and Design
Description

This module is designed to enhance a students skills in the area of Computer Aided Manufacture (CAM) and CNC machining. The aim of this module is to give the student the skills to manufacture precision components using CAD/CAM software and be able to setup and operate CNC machines. The main focus of this module is 2D programming on CNC mills and 2 axis programming on CNC lathes.

 

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;

1.

Interpret engineering drawings and select appropiate machinining processes.

2.

Select appropiate tooling required for machining processes and perform tooling setup.

3.

Prepare program using CAD/CAM software selecting appropiate toolpaths and operations.

4.

Demonstrate graphic simulation and produce CNC code.

5.

Transfer CNC code to machine and prepare machine setup and operate machine.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

Practical delivery and learning

Module Assessment Strategies

Practical evaluation of assigments

Repeat Assessments

Failure of this module require to repeat attend

Indicative Syllabus

 

Health & Safety

Health and safety standards and regulations, Safety signs & signals, CNC Workshop health & safety precautions, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

CNC Machines

CNC machine selection, Machine capacity, Machine accuracy and repeatability, Tooling Capabilities, Coolant application, Workholding, Importation of machining code files using Floppy Disk/ USB Drive and DNC Link System.

CNC Mill

Operation of CNC mills, CNC Controller, Programme Input/Editing, Machine Initialisation, Tool Length & Diameter Offset, Work Origin Setting, Speeds/Feeds setting, Upload/Download functions, Work and Tool holding. Manual Operation of CNC milling machine.

CNC Lathe

Operation of CNC Lathe, CNC Controller, Programme Input/Editing, Tool Offset Setting, Origin Setting, Speeds/Feeds setting Upload/Download functions, Work and Tool holding. Manual Operation of CNC lathe.

Tooling

Tool type selection; face mill, end mill, slot drill, drill, tap etc. Tool material selection; HSS, carbide etc. Tool holders; collet, weldon, heat shrink etc. Tool geometry; length, diameter, number of flutes, flute length etc.

 

Geometry creation

Define geometry using lines, circles, arcs, fillets, chamfers etc. Use of geometry modifiers, trim, break, join, explode etc. Use of geometry translations, offsets, mirror image, rotations etc. Importing IGES and DXF files from other CAD applications.

CAM

CNC Mill

Creation of tool paths for contours, pockets, islands, drilling, tapping, roughing and finishing operations.

CNC lathe

Creation of tool paths for contours, face, thread, grove, part off, roughing and finishing operations

Post Processing to produce CNC programmes, Graphical Simulation of machining files. Create set up sheets

 

 

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Practical Evaluation of Assignments Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 100 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5
             
             

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Laboratory Practical Engineering Laboratory CAM 4 Weekly 4.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 4.00 Hours

Online Learning Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Laboratory Practical Not Specified Laboratory Practical 4 Weekly 4.00
Total Online Learning Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 4.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Authors

Title

Publishers

Year

Barry Leatham-Jones

Introduction to Computer Numerical Control

Pitman

 

CAM Software Writers

Programming and Instruction Manuals

 

 

CNC Machine Suppliers

Programming and Operation Manuals