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# MFG 356 - CNC Lathe Programming Theory

Credits: 2
Lecture Hours: 1
Lab Hours: 2
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Voc/Tech
An introductory level course explaining the theory behind the basic operation and programming of a CNC lathe.
Prerequisite OR Corequisite: MFG 250  or Instructor Approval
Corequisite: MFG 354
Competencies
1. Define terms associated with programming and operating a CNC horizontal turning machine.
1. Define Preparatory commands (G codes)
2. Define Miscellaneous commands (M codes)
3. Explain common CNC terminology
4. Explain the difference between an Integer and a real number.
2. Generate basic programs using the word address format.
1. Manually generate CNC Code using proper G and M code and appropriate canned cycles.
2. Employ sub programming.
3. Demonstrate the use of canned cycles in programs with appropriate words.
4. Utilize file management to store and retrieve CNC Programs
5. Explain and use the Cartesian coordinate system.
6. Download and retrieve CNC programs using a Flash drive and Computer.
3. Evaluate different programming formats.
1. Generate a program in Absolute.
2. Generate a program in Incremental.
4. Analyze the operation of a CNC lathe
1. Explain the function of basic components
2. Show an understanding of common tooling
3. Demonstrate an understanding of the offset system

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