CNC301 - CNC Manual Programming and Setup

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Subject Title
CNC Manual Programming and Setup

Subject Description
This course focuses on CNC manual programming codes and setup for Computer Numerical Control (CNC) milling machine centres with Haas Fanuc-style controllers, as well as 2-axis CNC lathe machines.  This course is designed to complement and reinforce the learning concepts in CAM301 and CAM302.

Credit Status
Full credit status towards a college program

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:
1. Describe the function of advanced "G" and "M" codes on 3-axis mills and 2-axis lathes.
2. Create basic programs manually for standard CNC lathes and milling machines
3. Manually edit and revise CNC programs that have been created by Mastercam software.
4. Upload programs to CNC machines.
5. Setup cutting tools, part fixtures and origins on CNC machines.
6. Machine first-off parts to size and troubleshoot manufacturing issues.
5. Prepare tool and geometry lists for CNC programs.

Essential Employability Skills
Execute mathematical operations accurately.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

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