Computer Aided Manufacturing of Materials (CAM CNC Machining)
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Mechanical & Automobile Engineering
Flexible & Professional
The purpose of this unit is to enable learners to develop an understanding of modern CAM and CNC machining systems, the importance of information links between CAD product data and manufacturing data, the role of process planning in manufacturing and the types of process planning available. This programme covers CNC machining using CAM technologies in areas such as 2.5D Milling including trochoidal milling, 3D roughing, 3D surface machining, 5-axis milling turning and mill/turn.
What are the entry requirements?
- Knowledge and use of 3D solid-modelling packages such as Solidworks or Inventor.
- Experience in the use of CNC machining programming.
- Experience in a manufacturing environment.
An adequate level of English is also required for this course.
What modules will I study?
At the end of this module the learner will understand:
- The use of automation in modern machining systems.
- The information links between Computer Aided Machining and manufacturing systems.
- Process planning for manufacture.
- How to produce CNC part-programs and transfer to the CNC controller.
- How to produce parts using CAD CAM software and CNC milling and turning machine.
25 weeks, 3 hours per week.
Tuesday evenings from 7.00pm to 10.00pm.
This programme may be offered again in the 2022-2023 academic year. This will be confirmed in early Summer 2022
A transcript of the result achieved will be issued by the awarding body City and Guilds (City & Guilds Award 9209-433).
For queries relating to the course content
Contact: John Walsh
€700 payable directly to LIT upon registration.
Additional City and Guilds Assessment fees and registration fee will also apply. These fees will be collected by the exams office during the course of the programme.