Additive Manufacturing (AM) is a generic term for a number of methods that enable fabrication of physical objects directly from CAD models and resources. As opposed to classical manufacturing methods such as milling and forming which are based on material removal and deformation principles respectively, these processes are based on additive principle for part fabrication.

Upon completion of the course, you will be able to identify the most important aspects and features of most important additive manufacturing technologies like fused deposition modeling - FDM, Stereolithography - SLA, and metal 3D-printing (SLS/SLM). In addition, you will be able to set proper process parameter values related to a given AM technique, to produce parts with high strength and surface quality. You will learn how the process parameters for each AM technique affect attributes like surface roughness, fabrication time, parts strength, etc.  

In this course you will learn how to create CNC programs for simple rotational geometries in CNC lathes and CNC turning centers. You will be able to apply the basic preparatory commands ("G"codes), miscellaneous functions ("M" commands), as well as important canned cycles (contour roughing, contour finishing, simple drilling, peck drilling, tapping and thread cutting) to write your own CNC programs for turning operations. In addition, you will review several CNC programming examples, focusing on standard machining operations performed in typical CNC turning centers, and you will also review the basic steps for installing a lathe chuck on the machine tool’s spindle. In addition, you will be familiarized with the selection, proper installation, and safe machining of the different types of chuck jaws available, to safely work-hold engineering materials according to their mechanical properties.

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.

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.