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IT 123 - CNC Lathe Operation

Credit Hours: 2

A course on the set-up and operation of CNC lathes that provides familiarization with controls. Students will be able to load a program, perform minor editing and determine tooling using a technical drawing, set up tools, run, debug and fine tune the program to produce a good first piece. Several projects plus a final part-to-print project are required. Completion of IT 102 recommended but not required.

Course Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

  • enter and transfer CNC programs into the machine control;
  • explain the Cartesian Coordinate System relative to the lathe;
  • explain the difference between absolute and incremental programming;
  • read and interpret with understanding basic CNC programs;
  • develop one line programs for setup procedures;
  • edit, transfer and delete CNC programs;
  • given a print select and setup tooling required to machine programmed part;
  • graph a program;
  • use the machine control to operate the machine in manual, MDI and automatic mode;
  • cite advantages and disadvantages of CNC technology over conventional machining practices;
  • transfer and run a program in safe mode utilizing features such as single block with reduced speeds and feeds; and
  • perform work shifts and tool offsets.

Prerequisites: IT122
Corequisites: IT103
F/S (N)