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CAM 1116 Fundamentals of Computer Numerical Control Operations

This course will cover machine safety, setup and operation of computer numerical control (CNC) milling machines and lathes. Adjusting tool and work offsets to hold part tolerances on both types of equipment. Calculation of spindle speeds and feed rates. Introduction to basic programming codes and development of CNC programs for three axis mills and two axis lathes. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.

Division: Science, Mathematics and Engineering
Department: Computer Aided Manufacturing
Repeatable Credit: No
Offered Online: Yes

Prereqs: NONE  


  • Utilizing a process plan and CNC program, setup (student teams) the CNC milling machine with all tools and fixtures, program and manufacture the part.
  • Analyze part and develop an appropriate manufacturing operations process plan utilizing tooling for CNC milling machine.
  • Following an operations process plan, write and debug a CNC program for a three axis CNC milling machine and a two-axis CNC lathe.

Credit Hours: 3

Classroom Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 2