- Course Number:
- MCH 290
- Course Title:
- Mastercam Fundamentals Orientation
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Course DescriptionIntroduces to use of Mastercam CAD/CAM software for community members, engineering, and art students to acquire skills to access additional technology in manufacturing labs, such as CNC machines, additive type RP machines, and laser systems. Create wireframe and limited solid geometry, and output of CNC code as well as STL and DXF formatted files. Audit available.
Addendum to Course Description
Requires basic computer operational skills literacy. Instructor approval required.
Intended Outcomes for the course
1. Apply understanding in the use of Mastercam CAD/CAM software tocomplete wire frame designs.
2. Create design of solid models using basic solid model functions.
3. Output of CNC G code, STL formatted files, and DXF formatted files.
4. Apply knowledge of Mastercam on future projects.
Course Activities and Design
The course will be taught through structured training activities using computers and Mastercam CAD/CAM software to reach the defined outcomes.
Outcome Assessment Strategies
PRACTICE - Completion of tasks and projects identified in the course outline with an emphasis on creation of correct geometry and output of correct file formats.
LAB ACTIVITIES - Participation in both structured and student selected laboratory exercises with the emphasis on developing skills or increasing expertise in the areas of study identified in the course outline.
FINAL ASSESSMENT - An assessment in the form of a written exam and/or practical application that addresses the subject areas identified in the course outline.
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
Skills from this course will be the ability to use Mastercam at a basic level to draw parts in wireframe format, use basic solid modeling techniques in
conjunction with the wireframe skills, and convert or output data in a variety of formats for future manufacture of a part or product. This is a short term class to expose the user to this technology.