Apr 16, 2024  
2023-2024 College Catalog 
    
2023-2024 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

MAC 259 - Computer Aided Machining (CAM) III

4 Credits, 7 Contact Hours
1 lecture period 6 lab periods

Continuation of MAC 258 . Includes profile surfaces of tool path, solid model features in three-dimension (3-D), and editing solid model surfaces. Also includes introduction to Multi-Axis Milling.

Prerequisite(s): MAC 258  
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Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Create a tool path for a solid model surface.
  2. Create three-dimensional (3-D) solid model surfaces.
  3. Edit solid model surfaces.
  4. Create 5 Axis toolpath
  5. Set up Basic 5 Axis Milling using a laser tool setter. (Siemens and Haas)

Outline:
  1. Profile Surfaces of Tool Path.
    1. Drive/Check
    2. Rough passes
    3. Finish passes
    4. Recut/Edit
    5. Code generators
  2. Solid Model Features in Three-Dimension (3-D)
    1. Revolved surface
    2. Ruled surface
    3. Loft surface
    4. Swept surface
    5. Extrude surface
    6. Cut body surface
    7. Add boss feature
  3. Editing Solid Model Surfaces
    1. Zigzag
    2. One way
    3. Plunge control
    4. Step directions
    5. Offset
    6. Cut tolerance
    7. Data management techniques
  4. 5 Axis Milling
    1. Planes management
    2. Tool path selection
    3. Machine setup
    4. Part probing
    5. Using laser tool setter
    6. Prove in 5 Axis program


Effective Term:
Full Academic Year 2021/22