ENGR 2720 - Overview to Computer Aided Manufacturing

This course will introduce students to the processes and operations associated with computer numerical controlled milling, drilling, and turning.  All of these processes will be controlled by code written by the students. Students are expected to apply their knowledge of computer-aided engineering and manufacturing processes to class exercises, homework assignments, and tests. Over the course of the semester students will program numerically controlled machine tools to machine parts.  This course meets twice a week and is a combination of lecture and laboratory.

Course Goals / Objectives

Students will gain a basic understanding of computer numerical control (CNC) machining processes and operations using a combination of G-codes, milling and turning equipment in the Haas Technical Center.

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. The students which finish this course in a satisfactory manner will be able to demonstrate a basic understanding of  machining fundamentals including speed and feed calculations, tooling systems, and work-holding systems for CNC milling and turning equipment
  2. The students which finish this course in a satisfactory manner will be able to demonstrate a basic understanding of numerical controlled (NC) programming strategies
  3. The students which finish this course in a satisfactory manner will be able to demonstrate an ability to set-up, program, and operate CNC milling and turning equipment.
  4. The students which finish this course in a satisfactory manner will be able to demonstrate an ability to generate NC code using G-codes to machine parts to specifications.