Machine Technology (MAC)

MAC 108 - Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Grinding

Course Description

Effective: 2015-08-01

Provides students with the opportunity to demonstrate proper techniques in computer numerically controlled (CNC) outside diameter (OD), internal diameter (ID), and surface grinding. Covers the programming and operation of various CNC grinders and the set-up of selected grinding operations. Focuses on understanding the importance of machine parameters and wheel selection to surface finish in grinding applications.
Lecture 1 hour, Laboratory 3 hours, Total 4 hours per week.
2 credits

General Course Purpose

In this course students will learn the fundamentals of CNC grinding. Students will learn how to program, set-up, and operate various computer numerically controlled (CNC) outside diameter (OD), internal diameter (ID), and surface grinders. Students will also learn the importance of surface finish and how to obtain those surface finishes through machine parameters and wheel selection.

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MAC 125 - Introduction to Geometrical Dimensioning and Tolerancing in Machining

Course Description

Effective: 2016-01-01

Focuses on basic topics in geometrical dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T). Covers internationally recognized GD&T symbols. Explains the importance of a feature control frame. Teaches the Cartesian coordinate system in relation to precision components. Examines theoretical and practical concepts of geometric controls relative to design, tooling, production, and inspection.
Lecture hours 3 per week.
3 credits

General Course Purpose

This course is designed to gives students a basic understanding of geometrical dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T).

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MAC 130 - Introduction to Electric Discharge Machining (EDM)

Course Description

Effective: 2014-01-01

Introduces the equipment, processes, and components of electric discharge machining. Includes basic operation and programming for computer numerical control (CNC) electric discharge machining (EDM).
2 credits. Lecture 1 hour per week, Lab 2 hours per week, Total 3 contact hours per week.
2 credits

General Course Purpose

? The student will be able to understand electric discharge machining (EDM). ? The student will be able to program and operate the electric discharge (EDM) machine.

Course Prerequisites/Corequisites

Basic understanding of computer numerical control (CNC)

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MAC 134 - CMM Operation and Programming

Course Description

Effective: 2012-05-01

Focuses on inspection using a Coordinate Measuring Machine. Includes hands-on demonstration of CMM setup, initialization and operation. Covers the essential aspects of the software and CMM operation, using a sample part for hands-on practice.
(2 Cr.) Lecture 1 hour. Lab 2 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
2 credits

General Course Purpose

This course will provide students with experience utilizing the Coordinate Measuring Machine.

Course Prerequisites/Corequisites

Prerequisites: Determined by College

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MAC 211 - Dimensional Inspection I

Course Description

Effective: 2016-01-01

Focuses on the proper selection, application and care of basic tools and measuring techniques required for reliable inspection. Teaches students the inspector?s role in compliance and reliability. Part I of II.
Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 6 hours. Total 7 hours per week.
3 credits

General Course Purpose

This course is designed to teach students the importance of inspection in a high precision manufacturing environment.

Course Prerequisites/Corequisites

MAC 209

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MAC 212 - Dimensional Inspection II

Course Description

Effective: 2016-01-01

Applies the differential coefficient of expansion to measurements. Demonstrates proficiency in obtaining multiple measurements from a reference plane to inspect a single feature. Demonstrates proficiency using the computer assisted optical comparator to measure circles, arcs, and angles in addition to using surface roundness and surface finish gauges. Covers the techniques for establishing part alignments, centerlines, rotation, and elevation. Provides students with opportunity to compare coordinate measuring machine (CMM) results to bench inspection results. Part II of II.
Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 6. Total 7 hours per week.
3 credits

General Course Purpose

This course is designed to teach students the importance of inspection in a high precision manufacturing environment.

Course Prerequisites/Corequisites

MAC 211

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MAC 218 - Intermediate CMM Operation and Programming

Course Description

Effective: 2016-01-01

Covers intermediate level coordinate measuring machine (CMM) programming and operation. Includes application of CMM programming to inspect complex components, set-up and operation of intermediate CMM operations in addition to the creation of graphical reports based on CMM measurement results. Features the generation of inspection reports based on geometrical dimensioning and importing CMM measurement data into a statistical process control database.
Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
2 credits

General Course Purpose

In this course students will learn intermediate level CMM programming and operation. Students will apply the intermediate level training to inspect complex components.

Course Prerequisites/Corequisites

MAC 134 and MAC 209

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MAC 224 - Advanced Tooling Applications

Course Description

Effective: 2015-08-01

Provides students with the opportunity to demonstrate the techniques for selecting proper tool applications. Focuses on complex tool geometries and their effects on machining parameters in a precision environment. Examines production advantages of advanced tooling applications. Highlights 5-axis milling programming to maximize tool life and optimize performance.
Lecture 2 hours, Laboratory 3 hours, Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits

General Course Purpose

This course will provide a complex understand of tooling selection and application with regard to tool geometries, tool coatings, and tool-path strategy. This course will provide the necessary knowledge to properly implement 5 axis machining techniques to maximize tool life and efficiency in production machining of complex components. Students will also gain an in-depth understanding of the effect of tool geometry on machining parameters.

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MAC 251 - Advanced Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM) Modeling and Simulation

Course Description

Effective: 2015-08-01

Provides students with the opportunity to demonstrate the usage of computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) in a complex 5-axis milling and 3-axis turning environment. Examines model and program complex parts using computer-aided design (CAD) and CAM software and features various complex multi-axis machining methods and applications. Applies machining methods to a flow cell precision machining production environment to witness positive production and quality impacts.
Lecture 2 hours, Laboratory 3 hours, Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits

General Course Purpose

This course will demonstrate the proper usage of CAM modeling in regards to complex 5 axis milling and complex 3 axis turning programming. Students will be exposed to the process of creating intricate precision components. This course will give students the opportunity to apply these methods on state of the art machine tools. This experience will teach students the importance of CAD/CAM technology in regards to increased production and quality.

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MAC 254 - Machining Flow Cell IT Integration

Course Description

Effective: 2015-08-01

Provides students with the opportunity to demonstrate process and quality control through the use of information technology (IT) systems in the manufacturing environment. Covers the use of measure cuts in high-end machining, systems communication, and data transfer to monitor productivity and quality. Features tools to monitor part quality in process.
Lecture 1 hour, Laboratory 3 hours, Total 4 hours per week.
2 credits

General Course Purpose

This course will give students an in-depth understanding of how IT systems are integrated into a production environment in the precision machining manufacturing world. Students will gain hands on experience with probing equipment, quality software, and other in process inspection tools. This course will demonstrate the importance of systems communication with regard to productivity and quality.

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MAC 255 - Introduction to Supply Chain Strategies for Industry

Course Description

Effective: 2015-08-01

Focuses on effective supply chain strategies for industry. Covers first article part inspections and production validation. Demonstrates flow cell ideology in a live flow cell production environment. Examines value stream mapping, customer/supplier roles, and quality systems in addition to proper health and safety guidelines.
Lecture 1 hour, Laboratory 6 hours, Total 7 hours per week.
3 credits

General Course Purpose

This course will give students a real, live work environment to perfect their skills in flow cell methodology. Students will learn the impact of customer/supplier roles, value stream mapping, and project management. Using a live production environment, students will learn how to implement continuous improvement and other lean and six sigma ideologies with a systematic approach. Students will also observe and practice a safe work environment.

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MAC 256 - Multi-axis Machine Tool Set-up, Programming and Operation

Course Description

Effective: 2015-08-01

Covers the programming and operation of high end 5-axis milling and 3-axis turning machines. Features complex set-ups on 5-axis milling and 3-axis turning machines. Examines technical instructions and guidelines set forth by a flow cell precision machining environment. Demonstrates the necessary standard and quality audits associated with a machining flow cell.
Lecture 1 hour, Laboratory 6 hours, Total 7 hours per week.
3 credits

General Course Purpose

Students will be responsible for the complex set-up and operation of 5 axis milling and 3 axis turning machines. This course will also teach students to be responsible for quality and standard audits in a real flow cell team environment. This course will expose students to keeping track of part documentation and following technical instructions.

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MAC 257 - Precision Machining Flow Cell Capstone

Course Description

Effective: 2015-08-01

Provides students with the opportunity to demonstrate various machining methods such as 5-axis milling, 3-axis turning, internal diameter (ID) and outside diameter (OD) grinding in addition to vertical and wire electrical discharge machining (EDM). Covers coordinate measuring machine (CMM) programming and measuring, tool presetting and validation. Examines Lean and Six Sigma methodology in a live precision machining flow cell.
Lecture 1 hour, Laboratory 9 hours, Total 10 hours per week.
4 credits

General Course Purpose

Students will demonstrate the skills learned in the Integrated Machining Program in a live production environment.

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MAC 258 - Tool Inspection, Validation and Presetting

Course Description

Effective: 2015-08-01

Covers the importance of tool management and tool presetting in a production environment. Examines tool presetting and tool presetter programming. Provides students with the opportunity to inspect and validate complex tool geometry using a computer numerical controlled (CNC) tool presetter.
Lecture 1 hour, Laboratory 3 hours, Total 4 hours per week.
2 credits

General Course Purpose

This course will expose students to the importance and need for preset tooling in relation to high end manufacturing. This course will also demonstrate the proper methods for using and programming CNC tool presetting machines. Students will gain an in depth knowledge of complex tool geometry in regards to usage as well as inspection and validation. This course will also prepare students to select appropriate tooling for their application based off of geometry, coating, etc.

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