MACH2475 Gibbs CAD/CAM Milling

This course will introduce the student to computer-assisted design and computer-assisted machining. Students will use the latest version of GibbsCAM software to simulate CNC milling and generate CNC code. Part design, machining processes, and post-processor selection will be covered. This course will cover the characteristics of hazardous wastes and its safe handling, storage, and disposal.




METS1000 or instructor 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:
Explain CNC milling concepts
Prepare new part file
Complete part setup on Gibbs
Prepare part geometry
Prepare cutting tools from library
Develop machining operations
Develop machining processes
Simulate cut part rendering
Develop post-processing file
Explain Geometry Expert function
Explain 2 1/2 Axis surfacing
Develop machining patterns
Produce text engraving files

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