CAD/CAM

  • Program: Machine Tool Technology
  • Course: CAD/CAM
  • Course #: MACH2410
  • Total Credits: 3

Course Description

This course will introduce the student to computer-assisted design and computer-assisted machining. Machining processes and post-processor selection will also be covered.

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 CNC fundamentals
Explain CAD/CAM programming processes
Compare CAD/CAM cartesian coordinate system to machine tool coordinate system
Explain CAD/CAM techniques
Relate coordinate axis to CNC mills and lathes
Construct various geometry for CNC milling
Select modify functions
Construct CNC milling/turning toolpaths
Prepare process sheets
Construct various geometry for CNC turning
Select CNC turning modify functions
Utilize verify operation
Utilize post-processors
Explore creation of wire frame models

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 2
  • Lab: 1
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details
  • Prerequisites:  METS1000 or basic computer skills
  • Campus: Brooklyn Park

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