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CAM 1116 Fundamentals of Computer Numerical Control Operations

This course will cover machine safety, setup and operation of computer numerical control (CNC) milling machines and lathes. Adjusting tool and work offsets to hold part tolerances on both types of equipment. Calculation of spindle speeds and feed rates. Introduction to basic programming codes and development of CNC programs for three axis mills and two axis lathes. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.

Prerequisites: None

Course Outcomes
  • Utilizing a process plan and CNC program, setup (student teams) the CNC milling machine with all tools and fixtures, program and manufacture the part.
  • Analyze part and develop an appropriate manufacturing operations process plan utilizing tooling for CNC milling machine.
  • Following an operations process plan, write and debug a CNC program for a three axis CNC milling machine and a two-axis CNC lathe.
Credit Hours: 3
  • Classroom: 2 hours
  • Lab: 2 hours
  • Division: Science, Mathematics and Engineering
  • Department: Computer Aided Manufacturing
  • Repeatable Credit: No
  • Offered Online: No
Available Sections
Face to Face
Other Off Campus Location
Faculty: Curnutte
Term: Summer 2023
Format: Condensed content. Shorter than normal term. Course meets in person on scheduled days and times.
Note: A Term
Course Fee: $25.00
Open Seats: 4
Meets: MW from 1:00PM to 4:40PM
Section: 101
Open Seats: 4
Meets: MW from
1:00PM to 4:40PM
Section: 101