Computer Numerical Control (CNC)
- Introduction to Numerical Control, Definition and history of Numerical Control (NC), Special features of CNC, Concepts and advantages of CNC, applications in industry.
- Structure of a CNC machine tool, Control systems, Servomechanisms, Loop systems
- Process planning and cutting tool selection, Hole making cutting tools, Milling cutters, Special Inserted Cutters, Process of changing and managing cutting tools, Automatic tool changers, tool length and diameter compensation.
- CNC lathe and milling programming, Structure of a CNC program, Definition of programming coordinates, Machine tool reference point, (G) and (M) codes in turning and milling, Absolute and relative coordinates for point definition
- Two (2) and Three (3) axes programming, Modal / Non-Modal Commands, Canned Cycles, Word Address Format, Do Loops and Subroutines, Mirror Imaging, Polar rotation
- Turning, Programming examples in turning and milling.
- Basic mathematics for programming Numerical Controlled Machine Tools, Application in cutter compensation, Linear Interpolation, Circular interpolation, Helical Interpolation.
- Perspectives and future of CNC.
The learning outcomes expected by the end of the course are:
- Knowledge: The students will learn about the history and technological developments of the Numerical Control of Machine Tools as well as the special features and advantages of its use. They will familiarize with two (2) and three (3) axis programming in using G and M codes, and will form a clear understanding of the future and prospects of the CNC.
- Skills: Students will develop skills in creating technological programs in G-code for the manufacturing of components in numerically controlled machine tools by applying them in practice.
- Abilities: Combining the aforementioned knowledge and skills to enable students to fulfill their assignments.
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- Skill level All levels
- Language English
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