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

Quarter Offered

Fall : Wednesday, 3-6pm. 5wk1; Tech MG47 ; Michael Beltran
Spring : Wednesday, 3:00-6:00pm. 5wk1; Tech MG47 ; Michael Beltran


DSGN 106-1 and 106-2 and ME 240, or instructor approval


Computer Aided Manufacturing will teach the NX manufacturing environment to program machining operations for CNC milling, as well as the operation of CNC milling machines. Students will learn the basics of NX manufacturing, various manufacturing steps such as operations, tools, and geometry, and the generation of g-code to machine a part. The class will then transition to machine shop lessons, where students will be taught safe operation of CNC milling centers. The goal of the class is to teach the complete path from part design to manufacturing setup and g-code generation, to proper machine operation and part manufacturing.

Remote Learning Quarters: Each student enrolled will be provided with a small CNC milling center to be operated at home, using materials and tools provided to them. New curriculum will focus on the programming and operation of 2.5D cutting, machine setup, troubleshooting, and optimization of the CNC machine
Students will be required to agree to and sign an at-home equipment use safety agreement, in order to enroll and receive credit for the course.

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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