Course Number:
MFG 221
Transcript Title:
Production Manufacturing 2
Aug 11, 2022
Aug 11, 2022
Total Credits:
Lecture Hours:
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Satisfies Cultural Literacy requirement:
Satisfies General Education requirement:
Grading Options
A-F, P/NP, Audit
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Repeats available for credit:

MFG 220

Course Description

Explores CNC operations processes and their role in creating a product from solid 3d modeling. Utilizes numerous systems of control and manufacturing processes to create streamlined research and development and rapid prototype products for testing. Prerequisite MFG 220. Audit available.

Course Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
  1. Understand CNC operation and programming.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of feed speed and circular interpolation.
  3. Produce product from existing 3d solid model and tolerance.
  4. Create and assemble multi-part assemblies produced from CNC equipment.

Suggested Outcome Assessment Strategies

Outcomes are assessed through a mixture of hands on and written assessments.  Priority is given to hands-on proficiency-based assessment in an environment that rewards demonstration of skill needed for success in industry.

  • Lecture and in-booth coaching and direct instruction.
  • Direct instruction in full class demonstration of skills.
  • Written exams.
  • Student proficiency through demonstration of learned strategies and skills in industry standard environment.
  • Mock AWS Testing procedure (destructive testing) or mock local industry supported on-site testing procedures.
  • Job readiness based on performance.
  • In class lab experiments and testing using the scientific process with written result reporting.

Course Activities and Design

The determination of teaching strategies used in the delivery of outcomes is generally left to the discretion of the instructor. Here are some strategies that you might consider when designing your course: lecture, small group/forum discussion, flipped classroom, dyads, oral presentation, role play, simulation scenarios, group projects, service learning projects, hands-on lab, peer review/workshops, cooperative learning (jigsaw, fishbowl), inquiry based instruction, differentiated instruction (learning centers), graphic organizers, etc.

Course Content

Outcome #1: Understand CNC Operation and Programming.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of G-code and write a basic machining process.
  • Understand protocols of different commonly used CNC command programs.
  • Understand different types of line code and their usage.
Outcome #2: Demonstrate knowledge of feed speed and circular interpolation.
  • Program code that runs safely in the simulator.
  • Demonstrate ability to optimize code and feed/run speed.
  • Use circular interpolation strategies to minimize machining time.
Outcome #3: Produce product from existing 3d solid model and tolerance.
  • Take an existing 3d model and apply tool pathing to it for use in a CNC.
  • Ensure pathing runs correctly in simulator.
  • Run code and tolerance product outcome.
Outcome #4: Create and assemble multi-part assemblies produced from CNC equipment.
  • Create a multi-part assembly using CNC machining processes.
  • Fabricate to specification of existing blueprint following CNC machine, to correct tolerances and using assembly drawing.
Outcome #5: Identify different CNC tooling.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of different types of CNC tooling.
  • Identify the job of different tooling and how to use that tooling efficiently.
  • Explore safety requirements of different types of tooling.

Suggested Texts and Materials

Resources are available openly on the web, but largely the curriculum adaptation needs to be done based on the instructors existing skill set.  Since there are many ways to teach the content, the “teach what you know, and teach well what you do” is very appropriate for courses like this.

Suggested/recommended text:

  • Print Reading for Welders 5th Edition Thomas E. Proctor, Jonathan F. Gosse

Suggested Resources:

  • AWS Structural Code Book 2020
  • Amatrol Learning Systems Curriculum

Students utilize on campus computer resources and software, e.g. CAD resources.

Department Notes

Safety glasses are required at all times in the manufacturing lab, and are provided for students. Students may also purchase their own safety glasses from a local supplier. Long pants and closed toed shoes are required in the welding lab at all times. Appropriate clothing must be worn to work in the lab (no synthetic materials, ect.). Safety requirements are covered prior to work in the lab.