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Introduction to Computer Numerical Control

Learn how The Introduction to Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Machining enables computers to control manufacturing tools and how to select, program and operate a CNC machine.

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Starts Sep 23
Estimated 4 weeks
2–3 hours per week
Self-paced
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About this course

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Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Machining is the process through which computers control machine-based processes in manufacturing. The kinds of machines controlled include lathes, mills, routers and grinders – all used for manufacturing of metal and plastic products.

In this course, you’ll learn the ins-and-outs of CNC machining; building the essential knowledge to develop and operate a project with a CNC machine.

From plan interpretation to machining and quality control, you will learn how to make the right decision in every stage of a project through videos and interactive activities.

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At a glance

  • Institution: TenarisUniversity
  • Subject: Engineering
  • Level: Introductory
  • Prerequisites:

    The students attending the course should have knowledge of:
    o Mathematics.
    o Technical drawing and blueprint reading.
    o Handling measuring instruments.

  • Language: English
  • Video Transcript: English

What you'll learn

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What you’ll learn:

  • How to identify the right machine tool for the production process.
  • Selection of cutting tools according to the ISO standard.
  • How to develop a basic CNC code.
  • Implementation of necessary pre-production adjustments.

Week 1: About the course: Prologue. Meet our team. Frequently Asked Questions. Interpretation of the plans and order: Simulation - The Order. Why a CNC machine?

Week 2: Analysis of processes and CNC machines: CNC machine elements. Coordinate Systems. Simulation - The machine. Selection of the cutting tool: Introduction to cutting tool selection. Simulation - The tool.

Week 3: CNC Code Generation: Introduction to programming. Trajectories and tool control. Simulation - The code. Machine code implementation: Program Verification and Implementation. Machine preparation and operation. Final Controls. Simulation - Production.

Week 4: Quality control and piece measurement: Quality control. Simulation - Delivery.

Final Exam.

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