Upon completion of this course you will be able to read, interpret and develop CNC programs for simple and more complex part geometries comprising contours, holes, threads, and circular pockets. You will be able to use G and M codes as well as canned cycles for simple drilling, normal peck drilling, tapping and clockwise / counterclockwise circular pocket milling. Most important, you will come to develop your CNC programs by considering manufacturing technology fundamentals and other essentials directly related to CNC programming. In addition, you will learn to perform visual inspection for CNC production equipment involving coolant / oil /grease level and air pressure. You will be able to mount a precision vise on the worktable of a 3-axis CNC machining center, set the work offset as well as tool offsets.
Upon completion of this course you will be able to identify the several types of CNC machine tools found in modern industry. You will also learn about the kinematics of CNC machine tools as well as the hardware they comprise. You will see how CNC technology supports, facilitates, and leverages production while maintaining high quality of products. In addition, you will be informed about the different types of tool-holding and work-holding devices for CNC machining and turning centers. Finally, you will review the categories of functions supported by cutting-edge CNC machine control units.
- Teacher: Nikos Fountas
After complention of this module you will be able to describe and interpret basic aspects of Manufacturing technology. You will also review the properties of engineering materials and how they affect production. You will gain knowledge about Turning, Milling and Drilling as well as their key elements referring to machine tool kinematics, cutting tools selection, cutting conditions selection and computational techniques related to metal cutting operations.
In the Engineering Drawing course, you will learn to fully identify as well as to interpret critical points of information contained in detailed views of manufacturing components. In addition, you will be able to communicate with third parties (i.e. production shops, process planners, etc) on the practical applications concerning the Engineering Drawing, hence; laying the prerequisites for proper execution of machining processes and ensuring high-quality specifications of finished products.
- Teacher: Nikos Fountas