Description
The CAM Manufacturing Fundamentals course is designed to expedite the student learning experience in the generation of tool paths for 2 and 3-axis milling and drilling applications. This class reinforces CAM Logic’s intimate knowledge of software’s developments and instructs the students based on the underlying principles incorporated within the NX product suite.

Intended Audience
This course is suited for manufacturing engineers, CAD/CAM managers, NC/CNC programmers, and CAM Express users.

Prerequisite

Required courses:
 Basic Design
Or: 
CAD Basic Processes
Or: 
Successful completion of the NX Basics Advisor in Learning Advantage (score >70%). Learning Advantage
courses can also be used to prepare for the prerequisite assessment.

Course Outline

  • Introduction and Overview
  • Part analysis for manufacturing
  • User Interface
  • Operation Navigator
  • Machine Coordinate System
  • Tooling
  • Visualization/Verification
  • Post Processing/Shop Documentation
  • Planar/Cavity Milling
  • Drilling
  • Fixed Contour Area Milling
  • Face Milling
  • Text Engraving


Course Schedule

Day Description
Monday Introduction and overview of the interface
Looking at analysis of model, machine setup, and initial roughing operations
Tuesday Create tools and visualize machine output
Creating machine output and shop documentation
Wednesday Review specialized toolpaths for finishing strategies
Look at toolpaths for hole-making and engraving

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