Computer Aided Manufacture
Units: 1.5, Hours: 3-1.5*-1
Introduction to machining operations, features of numerically controlled machine tools, and types of CNC programming. Manual part programming with G-codes, canned cycles, subprograms, custom macros, and simulation program. NC machine tools and control and machine tool kinematics. 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. Rapid prototyping. Machining mechanics and dynamics.
Note: *Indicates a 3 hour laboratory taken by students on alternate weeks.
Prerequisites: 200 or ENGR 150 or ELEC 200, and MATH 200.
Undergraduate course in Mechanical Engineering offered by the Department of Mechanical Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering.