MASTERCAM Computer Aided Manufacturing II

I.     Course Prefix/Number: MFG 166

       Course Name: MASTERCAM Computer Aided Manufacturing II

       Credits: 4 (2 lecture; 4 lab)

II.    Prerequisite

Successful completion of MFG165 or consent of instructor

III.   Course (Catalog) Description

Course continues to build on the foundation completed in MFG 165. Focus is on creating 3D wire frame models, surface modeling, 2D/3D solids using advanced commands, including special automatic tool path cycles, routines using post-processor translator, and graphic simulation for complex CNC machining that requires creating a simultaneous, five-axis tool path.

IV.   Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate and understand of the principles of advanced computer assisted NC programming of 3D solids.
  • Write, enter, and debug Master CAM programs.
  • Post-process source programs into usable CNC code.
  • Identify Tooling and Fixturing problems in Multi-axes NC/CNC machining.
  • Design or select tooling to solve manufacturing problems with complex solid part geometries.

V.    Academic Integrity and Student Conduct

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.

Please review the Code of Academic Conduct and the Code of Student Conduct, both located online at

VI.   Sequence of Topics

Wk-1 Constructing 3-D Wire frames
Wireframing fundamentals
Construction Examples
Wk-2 Constructing 3-D Wire frames
More construction examples
Wk-3 Surface Modeling I [8,9,10]
Revolved, Ruled & Loft, Net (Coons)
Wk-4 Surface Modeling II
Draft, Swept [11,12]
Derived Surfaces [12,13,15]
Wk-5 3-D Tool path I [8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15]
Creating Rough Path
Creating Finish Path
Wk-6 3-D Tool Path I [8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15]
Wk-7 Finish up final surface Project
Wk-8 Midterm
Wk-9 Modifying Surfaces
Wk-10 Tutorial
2D Wire frame & Solid Geometry Using.
Extrude create body, Cut body
Chamfer & Fillet commands
Wk-11 Tutorial
2D Wire frame & Solid Geometry Using
Revolve to create body, and cut body
Extrude add boss
Chamfer, Fillet commands and modify solid
Wk-12 Tutorial
2D Wire frame & Solid Geometry Using
Extrude, Sweep commands
Modify Edges, Face and Shell
Wk-13 Tutorial
2D Wire frame & Solid Geometry Using

Create solid from Surfaces & Thicken, Primitives

(sphere, cylinder)
Boolean (remove, add), Fillet
View solid drawing layout in multiple views
Wk 14


2D Wire frame, Surfaces & Solid Geometry Using.

Create Solids from Surfaces and find features
Wk 15 Tutorial
3D Wire frame & Solid Geometry Using.

Course review

Wk 16 Final Exam

VII.  Methods of Instruction

Lectures, Demonstrations, and Laboratory Work.
Course may be taught as face-to-face, hybrid or online course.

VIII. Course Practices Required

Attendance required for success. Completion midterm, final, and projects.

IX.   Instructional Materials

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

Textbook: MASTERCAM Version X . Mill Training Tutorial 3d Surfaces and solids

X.    Methods of Evaluating Student Progress

Attendance 10 %
Midterm Project 15 %
Midterm Exam 30 %
Final Project 15 %
Final Exam 30 %

XI.   Other Course Information

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.

Oakton Community College is committed to maintaining a campus environment emphasizing the dignity and worth of all members of the community, and complies with all federal and state Title IX requirements.

Resources and support for
  • pregnancy-related and parenting accommodations; and
  • victims of sexual misconduct
can be found at

Resources and support for LGBTQ+ students can be found at

Electronic video and/or audio recording is not permitted during class unless the student obtains written permission from the instructor. In cases where recordings are allowed, such content is restricted to personal use only. Any distribution of such recordings is strictly prohibited. Personal use is defined as use by an individual student for the purpose of studying or completing course assignments.

For students who have been approved for audio and/or video recording of lectures and other classroom activities as a reasonable accommodation by Oakton’s Access Disabilities Resource Center (ADRC), applicable federal law requires instructors to permit those recordings. Such recordings are also limited to personal use. Any distribution of such recordings is strictly prohibited.

Violation of this policy will result in disciplinary action through the Code of Student Conduct.