CAD/CAM Technology

 

Certificate Requirements and Program Options:

Certificate Program – CAD/CAM Technology Program as a Third Semester (3 Semesters recommended)
Upon completion of the machine technology program, the student has options to continue with CAD/CAM as a third semester.

Certificate Program – Standalone 16 credits (1 Semester)
Requires approval from director of Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center.

 

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Advanced Certificate Program

    • MFG 224 - Advanced SolidWorks (3 Credits)
      Advanced SolidWorks focuses on the advanced applications of the parametric software Solidworks. Topics include management of design data, advanced assembly and analysis of model creations and constraints, documentation of bill of materials and parts lists, rendering and animation and testing a model assembly. Students will participate in individual & team design projects.
      General Course Objectives/Outcomes
      • Demonstrate an understanding of the fundamentals of drawing.
      • Demonstrate an understanding of SolidWorks Software.
      • Demonstrate a basic understanding of Assembly, Exploded View Set-up, and BOM [Build of Materials].
      • Demonstrate a basic understanding of Surface Modeling.
      • Demonstrate an understanding of working with Blocks.
      • Demonstrate a basic understanding of Sheet Metal Design.
      • Demonstrate an understanding of Assembly and Part Configuration
      • Demonstrate an understanding of Animation, Simulation, Rendering, and Dynamic Testing.
    • MFG 211 - CAD/CAM (3 Credits)
      CAD/CAM is a computer-aided drafting (CAD) instruction course that uses Solid Modeling software capable of creating 3D models and manufacturing drawings. The course covers 2 & 3D solid modeling and the importing of the created models into CAM software, utilize machining concepts to produce manufactured part using 2 & 3D programming methods, such as pocketing, contouring & drilling for milling machines as well as turning, facing, grooving and threading for turning centers.  Students will gain competency in file management by saving, converting, and working with different file types, will create tool path geometry in each application, and will convert files between CAD and CAM. Students will apply various tool paths theories to the designs they have created.  Students will produce final projects based upon their created models.
      General Course Objectives/Outcomes
      • Demonstrate the use of CAD/CAM software to create 2 and 3 dimensional geometric shapes and surface models on multiple
      • level drawings with requisite tool paths.
      • Demonstrate the ability to create post-processor and co-processor data files
      • Complete assigned projects with required skills.
      • Demonstrate an understanding of MasterCam software.
      • Demonstrate an understanding of Vericut software.
      • Demonstrate the ability to create and run CNC Lathe & Milling projects meeting requisite dimensions
    • MFG 212 - Multi-Axis Machine Programming (3 Credits)
      Multi-Axis Machine Programming is an advanced CAM course involving programming in MasterCAM software from solids, surfaces and wireframe geometry. The Master Cam software program is utilized with multi-axis Lathes & Milling Centers. This Multi-Axis Machine Programming course provides the student an overview of Mastercam multiaxis toolpaths for Vertical Milling Machines with rotary 4th axis & five axis indexing Machining Centers and CNC lathe with live tooling. Students will also be introduced to Vericut software enabling the student to review simulated tool paths.
      General Course Objectives/Outcomes
      • Demonstrate an understanding of the fundamentals of programming for multi-axis machining.
      • Demonstrate an understanding of MasterCam software.
      • Demonstrate an understanding of Vericut software.
      • Program using Mastercam canned cycles.
      • Manually program parts Tool Paths using Mastercam .
    • MFG 160 - Introduction to GD&T (3 Credits)
      Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) is a language used on mechanical engineering drawings composed of symbols used to communicate accurately and efficiently geometry requirements for associated features on components and assemblies.. Topics include the following: introduction to symbols and terms, limits to size, data reference frame, form tolerance, geometric system functionality, orientation tolerances, position tolerances, profile tolerances, coaxial tolerances, tolerance analysis, and applications.
      General Course Objectives/Outcomes
      • Demonstrate an understanding of all the symbols used in GDT.
      • Demonstrate an ability to determine the acceptability of manufactured parts based on GDT requirements.
      • Demonstrate an ability to use GDT symbols on an engineering drawing to completely specify the form and limits of variation of features.
      • Demonstrate an ability to use GDT symbols to specify the form and limits of variation of mating parts to insure that they will assemble
      • properly.
      • Demonstrate an understanding of datums and datum reference frames.
      • Demonstrate an understanding of virtual conditions and their application to tolerancing mating parts.
    • MFG 213 - Capstone Projects (4 Credits)
      The Capstone Projects course provides the student projects designed to culminate all skills learned in CAD/CAM, MultiAxis Machine Programming, GD&T, and Advanced SolidWorks. The student will machine 2, 3 and 5 axis projects. Given a print or work order the student will create CAD/CAM document files; apply appropriate software commands to create toolpaths based upon print requirements; edit programs when necessary; plan machining operations, select tooling, and set machining parameters; use verification software to analyze the effects of speeds, feeds and depth of cut and total volume of material removal; and machine and validate projects.
      General Course Objectives/Outcomes
      • Demonstrate an understanding of machining on a 2 axis lathe.
      • Demonstrate a basic understanding of 3 axis machining.
      • Demonstrate an understanding of the use of multiple tool planes and multi axis machining.

Certificate Total: 16 Credits

The mission of the Asnuntuck Community College Manufacturing Technology Center is to provide participants with technology and academic education that leads to related and relevant career employment and continuous personal and professional development.