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CAD 242 - Manufacturing Interfaces

Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 2
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Voc/Tech

Computer interfaces between manufacturing and engineering will be the primary focus of the class. File exchange formats, data compilation and machining interpretation of the model file will be addressed. Tool path generation and robotic controls will be discussed. Manufacturing system integration will be covered.
Prerequisite: CAD 151  
Prerequisite OR Corequisite: MAT 772  
1. Evaluate phases of manufacturing development.

  1. Discuss the product design phase (R&D).
  2. Analyze manufacturing and CAD platform considerations of R&D
  3. Outline model prototyping.
  4. Describe conventional machining techniques that could be used for prototyping.
  5. Differentiate between cutting and shaping tools.
  6. Discuss non-traditional machining processes.
  7. Examine the manufacturing phase.
  8. Evaluate industrial and tool engineering.
  9. Assess manufacturing flow.
  10. Evaluate process control.
  11. Interpret quality control and inspection.

2.  Assess Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM).

  1. Examine numerical control (NC), computer numerical control (CNC), and direct numerical control (DNC).
  2. Discuss advantages and disadvantages of CNC.
  3. Identify CNC applications.
  4. Examine CAM software
  5. Evaluate loading a CNC program to a milling machine and running program.
  6. Perform CAD file translation.

3. Examine precision measurement.

  1. Identify measurement systems.
  2. Discuss semi-precision and precision measurements.
  3. Perform measurements and read measurement tools.
  4. Measure and determine surface roughness using chart and roughness gauge.
  5. Calculate and build gauge block stacks.
  6. Calculate sine bar angles and stacks.
  7. Perform measurements.
  8. Prepare a coordinate measurement machine (CMM).
  9. Discuss CMM applications and data extraction.
  10. Measure a part using the CMM.

4. Assess Computer-Integrated Manufacturing (CIM).

  1. Define computer-integrated manufacturing (CIM).
  2. Explain five problems that may occur in a CIM environment.
  3. Evaluate CIM advantages/disadvantages.

5. Evaluate flexible manufacturing system (FMS).

  1. Describe a flexible manufacturing system (FMS).
  2. Assess FMS advantages and disadvantages.
  3. Identify the seven basic factors essential to MRP implementation.
  4. Demonstrate how an MRP system performs its calculations.

6. Critique file data exchange formats.

  1. Describe how the CAD drawing data is used in manufacturing.
  2. Analyze IGES (*JGS) files.
  3. Analyze DXF (*.DXF) files.
  4. Perform import/export problems.

7. Analyze tool path generation.

  1. Define tool path.
  2. Examine three-dimensional applications.
  3. Create CNC tool paths using master CAM.
  4. Discuss using three-dimensional CAD solid models for tool path generation.

8. Analyze database data extraction.

  1. Discuss what data is contained in a CAD file.
  2. Differentiate what data is contained in a CAM file.
  3. Diagram printing or extracting the data from the file.
  4. Examine data that can be added to a CAD file.
  5. Classify read only terminals for inspection.
  6. Demonstrate using precision measuring machines for data
  7. Describe how data from a part can be used to reverse engineer a part in CAD/CAM.
  8. Observe a CMM gathering data.

9. Examine manufacturing database inventory files.

  1. Describe how parts are tracked.
  2. Discuss bar coding.
  3. Examine how CAD/CAM/CIM/JIT and MRP are inter-connected.
  4. Summarize how the data used for one project can be applied to improve quality.

10.  Evaluate different welding types and processes.

  1. Identify lap and butt joints.
  2. Assess different welding processes such as TIG, MIG, arc, and submerged welding.
  3. Examine different testing methods for welds.
  4. Discuss different welding certifications and testing positions.

11.  Assess linear, angular, and radial measurements with hand tools.

  1. Identify proper measurement hand tools used to measure linear, angular and radial measurements.
  2. Describe the proper care and usage of various measurement hand tools.
  3. Interpret measurement readings on digital, Vernier, and scale-type devices.
  4. Define the limits of interpolation of each measurement device.

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