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Unit of study_

AMME5902: Computer Aided Manufacturing

The aim of this course is to enhance the student's manufacturing engineering skills in the CAD/CAM area. The course focuses on CNC milling as a manufacturing automation process applied to a project. The management, planning and marketing of a typical engineering project are also discussed. Through integrated project-based learning and hands-on-machine training, you will learn: How to successfully complete a CAD/CAM and CNC mill based project; Manufacturing management and system skills, such as product planning, manufacturing sequence, time and cost; The science in designing and selecting a manufacturing method; How to effectively present your ideas and outcomes using oral and report based methods. It is expected that through your hard work in the semester, you will find: Enhanced learning by real-world problems; Improved comprehensive skill in manufacturing design.

Code AMME5902
Academic unit Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic
Credit points 6

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. interpret a design within the context of how it will be manufactured using a subtractive manufacturing method such as CNC machining.
  • LO2. write Computer Numerical Control (CNC) codes and apply them to manufacture a component using a CNC machine.
  • LO3. use a CNC machining simulator for development and checking of CNC codes.
  • LO4. gain skills in selecting and designing jigs and fixtures to be used in the manufacture of a component.
  • LO5. understand the structure and kinematics of a CNC machine and be able to select an appropriate number of axes and motors for the machine's design.
  • LO6. gain skills in manufacturing management and systems such as; product planning, manufacturing sequence, time and cost and express the outcomes in a comprehensive report.
  • LO7. gain teamwork and project management skills and be able to apply then in the context of an engineering project.
  • LO8. understand the nomenclature, standards, and the selection process for the different commercially available 3D scanning systems with consideration for their relative merits.
  • LO9. understand the nomenclature and selection process for different commercially available 3D printing systems with consideration for their relative merits and the .stl file format.
  • LO10. use SolidWorks combined with CAMWorks to be introduced to multi-axis machining components that have complex non-orthogonal geometry.
  • LO11. gain skills in the use of offline Robot Programming software packages such as the Robot Tool Box for MATLAB and CoppeliSim.
  • LO12. gain skills in the development and compiling of Post Processors for use within machining packages such as CAMWorks.
  • LO13. gain skills in the development of numerical machining models in Process Engineering.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 2 weeks before the first day of teaching for 1000-level and 5000-level units, or one week before the first day of teaching for all other units.

There are no unit outlines available online for previous years.