MET351 Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM)

This course provides the student with experience in computer graphics NC programming techniques. Students will generate 2-D and 3-D parts on CAM software and analyze the tool paths required for various types of machining operations. Programs will be processed to produce EIA-NC code which will then be loaded into a CNC machine to manufacture a part. Students will also create 2-D and 3-D files on CAD software and learn how to export the CAD files to CAM software. Prerequisite(s): MET 127 Credits: 3 (3,0)

Topics covered:

  • Introduction to computer aided manufacturing
  • MasterCAM’s user interface and general setup
  • 2D geometry construction
  • 2D toolpaths
  • Toolpath verifications
  • G code post processing
  • CNC setup sheets
  • Import and export CAD and CAM files
  • 3D geometry construction
  • 3D toolpaths