PCC/ CCOG / MCH

Course Content and Outcome Guide for MCH 278

Course Number:
MCH 278
Course Title:
CNC Operation - Mill
Credit Hours:
4
Lecture Hours:
0
Lecture/Lab Hours:
80
Lab Hours:
0
Special Fee:
 

Course Description

Introduces basic operation and setup skill used with Fanuc (G&M compatible) controlled CNC machining centers. Prerequisite: MCH 268. Audit available.

Addendum to Course Description

CNC Machine Panels - In this module the student is introduced to the functions of the Buttons, Switches and Keys found on CNC Machine Control Units (MCU) for the control of the functions of the control panel display, machine operation, feed, spindle speed, tool changing, axis motion, automatic and manual operation of the machine tool.
CNC Modes - In this module the student is introduced to the five CNC Modes of Operation; Manual; Manual data Input (MDI); Edit; Program Operation - Memory (Automatic) & Tape.
CNC Key Sequences - In this module the student is introduced to the Key Sequences of CNC machine operation for Machining Centers.
CNC Program Verification - In this module the student is introduced to the Concepts of CNC Program Verification such as: Safety Priorities; Running Good Parts; and Verification of Programs.  
 
PREREQUISITE SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE:  
MCH 268  

Intended Outcomes for the course


The student will understand and demonstrate fundamental CNC machine operation to produce machined parts within required tolerances.  
This course is based on performance outcomes. The following performance outcomes are based upon established industry standards. The student will demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the following activities:
  • Functions of the Buttons, Switches and Keys found on CNC Machine Control Units (MCU) for the control of the functions of the control panel display, machine operation, feed, spindle speed, tool changing, axis motion, automatic and manual operation of the machine tool.
  • The five CNC Modes of Operation; Manual; Manual data Input (MDI); Edit; Program Operation - Memory (Automatic) & Tape.
  • Key Sequences of CNC machine operation for: Machining Centers.
  • CNC Program Verification such as: Safety Priorities; Running Good Parts; and Verification of Programs.  

Course Activities and Design

MCH 278 CNC OPERATION - MILL will be presented by means of audiovisual presentations, demonstrations, lab experiences, and research activities. The course activities and design emphasize the development of skills and knowledge competencies prescribed by business and industry performance standards. The identified competencies will be achieved by means of individual and team activities.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

1. LAB ACTIVITIES - Participation in structured laboratory exercises with the emphasis on developing skills or increasing expertise in the areas of study identified in the module packets.
2. FINAL ASSESSMENT - An assessment in the form of a written exam and/or practical application that addresses the subject areas identified in the module packets. Students are required to complete final assessment activities with 85% competency.  
TEXT:
Machining Center Programming and Operation and Workbook, by Mike Lynch, published by CNC Concepts