Computer-Aided Manufacture (CAM)
Introduction to manufacturing operations, features of numerically controlled machine tools and types of CNC programming. Manual part programming with G-codes; canned cycles, subprograms, custom macros; simulation program. CNC machining of curved surfaces with ball-mill and end-mill cutters; matching of tool and surface geometry. Curved surface machining strategies and case studies; reverse engineering of curved surface models.
Note: Also a 3 hour laboratory requirement on alternate weeks.
Graduate course in the Mechanical Engineering program administered by the Faculty of Graduate Studies.