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Introduction of both traditional and non-traditional methods of machining of materials. Relationship of machines, jigs and fixtures, and productive tooling to the machining of discrete components. Introduction to measuring and gauging as it relates to machining practices. Hands on experience with traditional CNC equipment, including production techniques.
Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisite: Recommended, IME 1500.
Credits: 3 hours
Lecture Hours - Laboratory Hours: (2 - 3)
Performance Criteria Measured1
|Be able to analyze machine setup and operation techniques||f||
F1: Defines technical problems, compares alternative options, and designs a solution.
|Be able to apply productivity principles as a product production tool.||c||
C3: Use decision making tools to analyze or improve a process or system
|Understand the basic principles and techniques of chip removal applied to near net shaping of a variety of materials.|
|Understand the dimensional characteristics of interchangeable parts.|
|Develop an appreciation of both traditional and non-traditional machining theory and practice|
|Understand basic CNC principles|
Performance Criteria1: IME performance criteria may be found at http://www.wmich.edu/ime/performance-criteria.html
ABET-TAC Outcomes2: Outcomes may be found at http://www.abet.org/
*results tracked in ABET course notebooks
Machine Tool Practices, by Kibbe R.R., Meyer R.O, Neely, J.E., and White W.T. (any edition)
Western Michigan University
F-231 Parkview Campus
Kalamazoo, Michigan 49008-5336
Revision Date: Summer 2011