INTRODUCTION TO CNC

  • Program: Machine Tool Technology
  • Course: Introduction to CNC
  • Course #: MACH1140
  • Total Credits: 3

Course Description

This course will introduce the students to the fundamentals of computer numerical control (CNC) milling and turning. Basic CNC operation and conversational programming will be covered. 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:
Demonstrate safe shop procedures
Identify CNC system components
Explain axis and coordinate systems
Identify RS274 words
Interpret Word Address Format programs
Identify conversational programs
Operate Bridgeport Easy Trac machine
Operate Haas Toolroom Mill
Operate Haas Toolroom Lathe
Produce parts using conversational programming
Produce parts using Word Address Format programming

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 2
  • Lab: 1
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details
  • Prerequisites:  MACH1125 or Instructor approval
  • Campus: Brooklyn Park

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