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INTRO TO CAD/CAM ENGINEERING  E#C150000 mmc                      9252 College Prep   2.5 credits

Through the use of computer programs you will learn how to design and manufacture student-created projects on computerized machine tools.  Meets Academic Expectations 1,2,3,4 & 5

 

CAD/CAM ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY 1-A  E#C150000 mmc         9261 Honors   2.5 credits

Prerequisite: Algebra 1, Grades 11 & 12

The purpose of this course is to introduce the student to the terminology, capabilities and operation of computer aided design software using AUTOCAD as a typical CAD program and computer numerical control machining principles. Computer aided design fundamentals of orthographic projection, line styles and dimensioning are covered. The student will be given graphic lab problems consisting of elementary mechanical drawings. Creating drawings of increased complexity deepens the student’s knowledge of CAD. Creating threads, section views and setting up prototype drawings are covered. This course will introduce the student with hands-on training to the set-up, programming and operations of CNC milling and turning centers. Classroom and hands-on training emphasize the nomenclature and terminology of milling and turning centers, the Cartesian coordinate system, programming language and standard programming formats positioning and basic milling, drilling, turning tapers, automatic corner rounding, canned cycles, subroutines, contouring, too radius compensation, special cycles and tool selection, using full size, state of the art, machine tools.  Meets Academic Expectations 1,2,3,4 & 5

 

CAD/CAM ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY 1-B  E#C150000 mmc         9271 Honors 2.5 credits

Prerequisite: CAD/CAM Engineering Technology 1-A

In our CAD/CAM/CNC laboratory setting, students will use Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) to explore metal machining by using a graphical software package to manufacture parts for CNC machine tools. The course also introduces the integration of computer aided drafting (CAD) with CAM to allow direct manufacturing from the design screen. The purpose of this course is to complete drawing competencies in two-dimensional space and apply CNC programming with computer simulations to test the student’s program.  This course is designed for students who may want to enter the field of Mechanical Engineering and will give the student an introduction to CAD/CAM-CNC Technology.  Meets Academic Expectations 1,2,3,4 & 5

 

CAD/CAM ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY 2-A  E#C150000 mmc            9281 Honors 2.5 credits

Prerequisite: CAD/CAM Engineering Technology 1-B     

This course studies the three-dimensional modeling techniques of the AutoCAD system. The course begins with a survey of the user coordinate system command including how to define and save an UCS. Students learn how to create mechanical objects using AutoCAD’s solid modular and how to apply solid modeling into computer aided manufacturing models. Students will learn how to create roughing and finishing tool paths for internal and external profiles and pockets, facing modules and toolpath generation using 3D models.   Meets Academic Expectations 1,2,3,4 & 5

 

CAD/CAM ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY 2-B  E#C150000 mmc           9291 Honors 2.5 credits

Prerequisite: CAD/CAM Engineering Technology 2-A     

This course will give the student a comprehensive overview of mechanical design. The student will learn how to create parametric solids, assemblies, surfaces, and table driven parts and bills of materials. In CAD/CAM 2-2 we will integrate MECHANICAL DESKTOP and use Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) to manufacture parts for CNC machine tools in three-dimensional space. A 3D computer simulation is performed to test the students program and then the parts will be coded to machine tools set-up and run. This course is designed for students who may want to enter the field of Mechanical Engineering and will give the student an introduction to CAD/CAM/CNC Technology.  Meets Academic Expectations 1,2,3,4 & 5


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