CNC PROGRAMMING

  • Program: Machine Tool Technology
  • Course: CNC Programming
  • Course #: MACH2406
  • Total Credits: 3

Course Description

This course will introduce the student to computer numerical control machine tools. CNC programming, setup, and operation will be studied. Milling and turning programs will be developed and examined. This course will cover the characteristics of hazardous wastes and its safe handling, storage, and disposal.

Course Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Disability Services

Hennepin Technical College offers reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. If you have a documented disability that may require accommodations, contact the college’s Disability Services Director: Sara Laviolette at Brooklyn Park (763-488-2477) or Jean Kreutter at Eden Prairie (952-995-1544).

Course Goals

The following goals will be addressed in the course:
Explain coordinate system/axis orientation
Utilize shop mathematics
Compare carbide tool holders/inserts
Explain CNC machining/turning center safety
Examine CNC mill tool length/radius compensation
Examine CNC machining center workholding devices
Examine CNC machining center tool holders/tools
Explain climb and conventional milling
Select CNC machining center speeds and feeds
Explain CNC turning center tool length/diameter compensation
Explain tool nose radius/direction compensation
Select CNC turning center speeds and feeds

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 3
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details
  • Prerequisites: 
    CNC Operators Certificate, or instructors approval
  • Campus: Brooklyn Park

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