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DSGN 345: Computer-Aided Manufacturing (1/2 unit)

Quarter Offered

Fall : Tuesday, 6:30-9:30pm. 5w1; Tech MG47 ; Michael Beltran
Spring : Tuesday, 6-9pm. 5w2; Tech MG47 ; Michael Beltran


DSGN 106-1, 2 or DSGN 208 AND DSGN 240, ME240 or DSGN 245, or Instructor consent


This half-unit course on CAM uses the NX manufacturing environment to program machining operations for CNC milling. You will learn the basics of creating a manufacturing setup using parts and blanks, and establishing various machining operations to machine everything from simple parts to complex surfaces. We review basic design for manufacturing, general machining rules, and the NX manufacturing environment, including various types of operations, tool generation, and establishing proper manufacturing geometry.

Classes balance lecture and software use so you can familiarize yourself with NX manufacturing. For a final project, you will design and manufacture the modeling, g-code generation, and CNC manufacturing of a simple part.

DSGN 345 topics are independent of any other course.

Teaching method: 50% lecture and 50% software use.

Learn more about the instructor, Michael Beltran.

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