MACH2435 CNC Turning Centers

This course will introduce the student to CNC turning centers. Programming, tooling, setup, and operation of CNC turning centers will be emphasized.




CNC Operators Certificate, or equivalent industry experience with instructor's approval

Course Requirements and Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Learning Outcomes

The following outcomes will be addressed in the course:
Develop turning process
Complete CNC turning center text related work
Develop programs utilizing various methods
Measure X and Z part axis zero
Store tool nose radii and vector directions
Complete tooling setup
Complete tool turret setup
Produce machined part
Examine machined parts
Complete documentation
Complete teardown of setup

Text and References

A list of textbooks required for this course is available at the bookstore.

Course Scheduling

The scheduled hours of instruction include sixteen hours for each lecture credit, thirty two hours for each lab credit and forty hours for each credit of supervised occupational experience (SOE). Lecture credit may include formal or impromptu lectures, demonstrations or discussions with the entire class or with small groups or individuals. Refer to the Credit Details section of this course outline for the credit breakdown.

Accommodations Statement

Disability Services assists students with disabilities who need accommodations to access programs, services and college activities.  If this applies to you, please contact the DS Office on your campus to initiate the accommodations process. 
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Credit Details