TRON217 - Introduction to CNC Machining

PLCs are used in a variety of applications including the machining of parts. In this environment, they are referred to as 'Computer Numeric Controls, or 'CNC'. This course presents a comparison of these two similar assemblies, and discusses how programmable logic is used in machining.

Credits: 3

Distribution: Career Training

Outcomes

  1. Discuss methods used to convert mechanical drawing data into a CNC program.
  2. Compare the advantages and techniques of additive versus subractive manufacturing.
  3. Identify basic techniques, concerns and tools that would be used with steel material, including the ability to interpret markings on steel pieces.
  4. Identify basic polymer and composite processing techniques, including storage and handling considerations.
  5. Identify basic techniques, concerns and tools that would be used with aluminum materials, including the ability to interpret markings on aluminum pieces.
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