Course Detail: MFG123 - Fundamentals of CNC Machining Certificate
To meet this demand, Purdue University Fort Wayne developed the Fundamentals of CNC Machining Certificate program.
Gain a working knowledge of basic machining practices as well as a knowledge of CNC code that will allow you to write programs and make program edits rather than just loading a part and hitting the start button. Upon completion of this certificate, you will become more versatile and more valuable to a prospective employer and you will obtain a new skill set to build on as you continue to grow in your career.
This program is designed for shop owners and industrial workers needing more familiarity with CNC machining, engineers needing a more complete understanding of shop floor practices and calculations, and CNC operators who need a better understanding of the components and execution of a CNC program.
Section 1: Beginning Machining (5 sessions)
In the first sessions, participants will focus on machine shop safety and discussion will center on proper usage and care of conventional machinery. Participants will learn about the use of measuring tools used in the machine shop, including simple but defining projects using horizontal and vertical bandsaws, manual lathes, mills, drilling, and tapping. Participants will also practice defining feed and speed, as well as how to arrive at the proper thought process to achieve accurate cutting conditions. Light descriptions of tooling and their uses and chip formation will be covered.
- Metal cutting (sawing horizontal/vertical)
- Manual lathe and mill operation
- Shop measuring practices
- Tool geometry and uses
- CNC lathe tooling
- CNC lathe work and tool off
- sets CNC lathe programming basics
- Lathe G and M code
- CNC mill tooling
- CNC mill work and tool offsets
- CNC mill programming basics
- Mill G and M code
- Canned cycles