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CRAF6024 - CNC Programming and Manufacturing

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Title:CNC Programming and Manufacturing
Long Title:CNC Routing Programming and Manufacturing
Module Code:CRAF6024
 
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Fundamental
Field of Study: Craft
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2015/16 ( September 2015 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Next Review Date: June 2020
Module Coordinator: MICHAEL HOURIHAN
Module Author: DONAL CRONIN
Module Description: This module explores the Fundamental Principals of CNC Programming and Manufacturing with an introduction to CAD/CAM software.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Apply safe working practices when using CNC machines in a workshop environment.
LO2 Communicate technical information and instructions, and apply learned technical skills to new projects.
LO3 Explain the advantages and disadvantages and role of CAD or CAM software as applied to CNC routing.
LO4 Construct the geometry of parts using CAD/CAM packages, decide upon a machining strategy, post-process and machine using the code generated.
LO5 Produce graphic simulation to display machining operation and set up, when machining the programmed parts.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named CIT module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).
No recommendations listed
Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
No incompatible modules listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
Requirements

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

No requirements listed
Co-requisites
No Co Requisites listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Machine Safety
Machine Safety, Work-holding, Safely, efficiently and appropriately set-up and operate CNC woodworking machine.
Programme Management.
External referencing of programmes, Post Processing to produce CNC routing programmes, Importing files from other applications, Importation of machining code files.
2D Programming using CAD/CAM package
Construct the geometry of parts using CAD/CAM packages. Produce graphic simulation to display machining operation and set up when machining programmed parts.
Manufacturer of Parts within stated Geometric and Dimensional Tolerances
Create and run programmes to manufacturer parts. Edit tool compensation, decide upon a machining strategy, post-process and machine using the code generated.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Written Report Written report on machine safety and operation. Create and run graphic simulation to display machining operation. 1,2,4 40.0 Week 9
Project Create Machine code using CAD/CAM software to manufacture a project piece. 1,2,3,4,5 60.0 Week 13
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Coursework Only
This module is reassessed solely on the basis of re-submitted coursework. There is no repeat written examination.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lab Computer Laboratory 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Lab CNC Workshop 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Study 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lab Computer Lab 1.5 Every Week 1.50
Lab CNC Workshop 1.5 Every Week 1.50
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Study 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Peter Smid 2008, CNC Programming Handbook, 3rd Ed., Industrial Press New York, NY [ISBN: 978-0831133474]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_ECTWB_7 Bachelor of Science in Craft Technology (Wood) with Business 3 Elective

Cork Institute of Technology
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