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Computer Aided Manufacturing II

I.     Course Prefix/Number: MFG 206

       Course Name: Computer Aided Manufacturing II

       Credits: 1 (1 lecture; 0 lab)

II.    Prerequisite

MFG 205

III.   Course (Catalog) Description

Instructions are given in the use of Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) in which code to drive NC/CNC machines is software generated. The course will build on and add to material covered in MEC 205. Together the two courses will provide a foundation in 2-D geometry and code generation.

IV.   Learning Objectives

To be able to transform 2D geometry into toolpath to fabricate machined parts.

V.    Academic Integrity

Students and employees at Oakton Community College are required to demonstrate academic integrity and follow Oakton's Code of Academic Conduct. This code prohibits:

• cheating,
• plagiarism (turning in work not written by you, or lacking proper citation),
• falsification and fabrication (lying or distorting the truth),
• helping others to cheat,
• unauthorized changes on official documents,
• pretending to be someone else or having someone else pretend to be you,
• making or accepting bribes, special favors, or threats, and
• any other behavior that violates academic integrity.

There are serious consequences to violations of the academic integrity policy. Oakton's policies and procedures provide students a fair hearing if a complaint is made against you. If you are found to have violated the policy, the minimum penalty is failure on the assignment and, a disciplinary record will be established and kept on file in the office of the Vice President for Student Affairs for a period of 3 years.
Details of the Code of Academic Conduct can be found in the Student Handbook.

VI.   Sequence of Topics

A. Review
    1. DOS commands
    2. Editing
    3. Geometry

B. Working with CNC Process Model
    1. Creating and modifying geometry
    2. Creating roughing tool path for turning and milling applications
    3. Turning: creating a groove and thread element

C. Generating Code with CAM
    1. Basic code structure
    2. Creating code from existing process model
    3. Locating data sources for code generation
    4. How code is generated

 
D. Process Planning
    1. Interpreting part print
    2. Creating job sheet
    3. Starting new job plan
    4. Knowing what tooling to use
    5. Entering tooling information in job plan

E. Working with CAD geometry
    1. Conventions
    2. Transferring CAD geometry
    3. Generating code from CAD geometry
    4. Transferring CNC process model to CAD

F. Additional Modeling Practice
    1. Creating a CNC model and code for turning
    2. Creating a CNC model and code for milling
    3. Creating a hard copy of a model's database
    4. Working with design changes

VII.  Methods of Instruction

Instruction will be in a lecture/lab format with time in class to work on projects and homework assignments.
Course may be taught as face-to-face, media-based, hybrid or online course.

VIII. Course Practices Required

A. Basic reading and mathematics is required for success.

B. Computer use: basic computer knowledge, while not required, would be beneficial to the student.

IX.   Instructional Materials

Note: Current textbook information for each course and section is available on Oakton's Schedule of Classes.

Point Control software manuals.

X.    Methods of Evaluating Student Progress

Students will be evaluated by their ability to utilize CAM as an aid to the mechanical design process. This will be accomplished primarily through the use of class projects, weekly homework, and exams.

XI.   Other Course Information

A. Attendance is required for success. Advance notice is requested should a student have to miss a class.

B. Class policy on make-up: arrangements for make-up assignments and exams must be made in advance.

C. Support Services: Computer lab time is available outside of class.

D. If you have a documented learning, psychological, or physical disability you may be entitled to reasonable academic accommodations or services. To request accommodations or services, contact the ASSIST office in Instructional Support Services. All students are expected to fulfill essential course requirements. The College will not waive any essential skill or requirement of a course or degree program.

If you have a documented learning, psychological, or physical disability you may be entitled to reasonable academic accommodations or services. To request accommodations or services, contact the Access and Disability Resource Center at the Des Plaines or Skokie campus. All students are expected to fulfill essential course requirements. The College will not waive any essential skill or requirement of a course or degree program.