CAD for Machining
A course in the fundamentals of computer-aided design, utilizing state
of-the-art microcomputer hardware and AutoCAD software. Covers
fundamental Windows XP system commands and Auto-CAD application
commands. Gives the student the opportunity to become proficient, in a
hands-on environment, in developing fundamental 3D solid models and
producing fundamental 2D drawings from the solid models. This is an 18-
Servo Motors (Allen Bradley) Level I
The course is a beginning class on PLC based servo systems.The course will
be based on Allen-Bradley’s ControlLogix motion controllers and the Ultra
3000SE drive. Topics covered in the class will be hardware components
that make up a servo system, Ultra 3000SE wiring connections, configuring
a SERCOS interface and using RSLogix 5000 programming software to
commission a servo axis. This is an 8-hour course.
Allen Bradley ControlLogix PLC Level I
This is an introductory course on the ControlLogix system hardware,
instruction set, and associated software. The focus of this class will be on
operation, maintenance and troubleshooting. The students will learn how
to set up communication drivers in RSLinx, and utilize the RSLogix5000
to do maintenance and programming tasks. Students will also learn the
operation of local and remote I/O systems, as well as communication
modules used with ControlLogix. This is a 16-hour course.
Intro to GibbsCAM
This is an introductory class on the use and application of GibbsCAM
software. The focus will be on safety in programming, GibbsCAM interface,
CAD elements, view, creating geometry, tool creation and description,
tooling, machine operation (mill, lathe, EDC, etc.), rendering and post
processing. Plenty of hands on with computer, CNC mills and lathe. This is
a 16-hour course.
An advanced study of GibbsCAM software, including: advanced mill,
introductory 3D, coordinate systems, geometry creation in 3D, mulit-axis
basics, solid surfacer, solid modeling, surface modeling, core and cavities,
3D machining, lace cutting, tool path projections and importing (models,
drawings and geometry). This is a 16-hour course.
Intro to MasterCAM
You will become proficient in turning programming operations such as:
facing, roughing, finishing, threading, grooving, drilling, and boring. You
will also learn how to verify the toolpaths using a solid-based toolpath
verification. You will learn modeling techniques like revolved, extrude, loft,
and sweep commands. You will learn how to modify the solid using filleting,
chamfering and shelling features and how to reorder and edit operations
using the history tree. You will also learn how to use model prep functions
to modify solids without history based on selected faces or features.
This is a 16-hour course.