CNC401 - Advanced Tool Setup

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Subject Title
Advanced Tool Setup

Subject Description
This subject is designed to give students the necessary skills to properly plan and write a numerical control program. Topics covered include preparatory function, miscellaneous functions, linear interpolation, circular interpolation, sub programs, mirror function and canned cycles. Each student will have an opportunity to program and run the CNC machining center.

Credit Status
Full credit status towards a college program 

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

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

1. Provide a brief written description of the function of "G" and "M" codes;

2. Calculate the "X" and "Y" coordinates necessary to program the CNC machine in absolute and incremental modes;

3. Write conventional NC programs of a cutter path from engineering drawings;

4. Prepare a tool and coordinate list for an NC program;

5. Load CNC programs at CNC vertical machining center using a PC software application;

6. Tool proves CNC programs;

7. Load cutting tools and set tools offsets at the machine control;

8. Setup fixtures on a CNC vertical machine table/ CNC Lathe and set fixture offsets;

9. Edit CNC part programs in machine control.

Essential Employability Skills
Execute mathematical operations accurately.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

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