MasterCAM for Milling and Turning Center Application
This training program has been created to advance experienced CNC machinists and operators in the use of NC programming and CAD/CAM technology to develop NC code for milling and turning centers. Our training program has been tailored using MasterCAM, one of the most popular CAD/CAM software packages for creating toolpaths for turning and milling centers. Participants will develop skills in job planning, NC programming, CAD drawing, and preparing toolpaths from 2-D and 3-D CAD models for both mill and lathe applications.
This class is designed for the experienced CNC machinists and operators, or students who have recently completed our CNC Programming and Set-Up class.
This is not an entry-level course for beginners. Participants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in blueprint reading, shop mathematics and computer skills using Microsoft Windows. Participants must have at least 1 year of full-time experience in setup and operation of CNC machining centers.
TOPICS AND COURSE CONTENT
CNC Milling and Turning Application
• CNC milling and turning processes and functions
• Cutting tool materials and selection
• CNC machine tool systems and design
• Machine axes designation and direction conventions
• Holding fixture theory and design
• CNC positioning systems
• Selecting and using cutter inserts and holders
• Understanding and calculating speeds and feeds
• Developing a CNC machining operations plan from engineering drawings and specifications
• NC Code and Programming Functions
• NC Programming at the Machine Using MDI
• CNC Milling and Turning Machine Controller Operations and Program Loading
• On Machine Application Project for Mill and Lathe
CAD/CAM Programming Using Mastercam
• Strategy for using CAD/CAM on-the-job
• Working in the CAD/CAM software environment
• Toolpath and operations planning in the CAD/CAM environment
• Developing 2-D and 3-D CAD geometry
• Preparing contouring, drilling, and pocketing toolpaths for CNC milling applications
• Strategy and technique for entry and exit leads and advanced pocketing
• Preparing OD, ID, and threading toolpaths for turning applications
• 3-D Toolpath Development and Editing
• Toolpath Posting Theory and Application to Specific CNC Milling and Turning Centers
• Running the 1st Article and toolpath Editing Techniques
• Application Project
Learning Goals and Results
At the conclusion of the program, the participants will be able to:
• Develop and enhance their CAD skills
• Develop and enhance their ability to use operate the equipment
• Draw, Assign, and create parts using G-Code numerical control programming
This class is 80 hours of classroom time taken in 4-hour sessions over the course of 20 consecutive weeks.
Please Note: Course content and time investment can also be customized to an individual company’s needs.