• CNC Machining Basics

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    Name: CNC Machining Basics
    Date: August 11, 2020
    Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM CDT
    Event Description:

    This live online training course is offered by a collaboration of Minnesota State colleges.

    This 6-week course is designed to give students the fundamental knowledge of how CNC Lathes and Milling Machines work. Each two-hour class session will have a mixed media format, combining lecture presentation with professionally made YouTube videos and machine brochures from various machine tool manufacturers.

    Topics include the multi-plane Coordinate Systems, overview of standard CNC programming commands, machine maintenance, similarities and differences between machine models, work holding and cutting tools, and some details on machine setup activities. A short refresher on shop math (in particular, trigonometry) will also be covered, as this is essential for being a good machinist.

    Course Outcomes: 

    • Understand the capabilities and basic operating concepts of typical CNC milling machines and lathes, including multi-axis systems
    • Identify the differences between single and multi-turret CNC lathes and understand how “live tooling” works
    • Know the standard EIA command codes (G, M, T, S, D, other functions)
    • Understand how a CNC machine is programmed
    • Learn common canned cycles
    • Read a CNC program and describe what the program is doing
    Online via Zoom.No travel required.
    Date/Time Information:
    Tuesdays, August 11, 2020 - September 15, 2020
    Contact Information:
    Cheryl Brown 320-308-5300
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