Course Descriptions

TAM 245 - Computer Aided Manufacturing

3 Credits

This course teaches the basics of computer aided manufacturing. Students will be able to create part drawings, select tooling needed to manufacture the part, and generate the tool paths. They will be able to verify tool paths, post process paths for various controllers, and edit the tool path output. This will be done through a series of projects and lab exercises. Three class hours.

Prerequisite(s): TAM 101, TAM 123, TAM 132, TAM 139, and TAM 142 or 143; corequisite: TAM 255.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Demonstrate an ability to recall the required steps and procedures using CAM design software to interpret and recreate 2D drawings to 70% minimum compliance with blueprint specifications and a model comparison.
2. Select the appropriate manufacturing technique(s), apply the processes and generate roughing and finishing tool paths to 70% minimum compliance with blueprint specifications and a model comparison.
3. Solve any discrepancies between the desired outcome to the intended outcome to 70% minimum compliance with blueprint specifications and a model comparison.
4. Utilize the Tool Management interface to properly select, assign, and create custom tool representations to be used in part production by recalling the technique necessary, identifying the tool group, and testing the tool’s application. This will be done to 70% minimum compliance with blueprint specifications and a model comparison.
5. Demonstrate use of the Operations Manager to select, sequence, re-sequence and test a project’s operations to 70% minimum compliance with blueprint specifications and a model comparison.
6. Test tools paths using two techniques to reveal and solve errors, generate the post-process programs and use a program editor to make program adjustments appropriate to their chosen machine controller to 70% minimum compliance with blueprint specifications and a model comparison.

Course Offered Fall and Spring

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Fall Semester 2018