MACH2480 ESPRIT Programming

This course will introduce the student to computer-assisted design and computer-assisted machining; CAD/CAM. Students will use ESPRIT CAD/CAM software to draw parts, create features on wire frame and solid models, create CNC milling and turning tool paths and generate code. Tool and fixture setup sheets will be produced as well as process sheets and time sheets.




Prerequisite: MACH1140. Recommended: MACH2406

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 CAD/CAM fundamentals
Describe menus and menu setup and the user interface
Construct various geometry for CNC milling
Explore creation of wire frame geometry
Create solid models with extrusions and revolves from wire frame geometry
Select geometry modify functions, trim, mirror, rotate and copy
Install templates for fixtures and stock material for rendering
Perform layer creation and translation of geometry, models and toolpaths
Construct various geometry for CNC turning
Develop machining processes
Select entities to create features, chains and point to point selections
Create lead in and lead out lines and reversing toolpath directions
Utilize Knowledge Base operations for tools, and their speeds and feeds
Translate, move and copy toolpaths
Simulate machining processes through advanced simulation interface
Utilize post-processors for lathes and mills
Prepare process and tool sheets
Analyze cycle times through time study simulation

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

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Credit Details