CAM and Design Manufacturing for Mechanical Engineers
With design for manufacturing, our design process focused on the design over its cost, but always keeping in mind how parts needed to be made. With manufacturing at the core of a design, we're able to fix potential problems in the design phase rather than after production. In many cases, the end product is made up of an assembly of different pieces to simplify manufacturing or to achieve specific design goals. Each piece represents a certain tolerance and put together, things might not work or fit if they weren’t accounted for in the design.
We'll take a closer look at design and detail for manufacture and create toolpaths to cut parts. Even if the end goal as an engineer isn’t to fabricate your own parts, it’s a valuable skill to understand how things are made and what design decisions can ultimately affect how something is created.
After taking this course, you'll be able to:
- Inspect a multicomponent assembly.
- Identify manufacturing methods based on part inspection.
- Create detailed drawings for manufacturing.
- Practice creating toolpaths for manufacture.
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These assets apply to all levels
These assets can be used for all the difficulty levels found below.
- CAM-Design-Manufacturing -Mechanical-Engineers-Datasets.zip 16.99 MB ▼
Getting started In this lesson, we'll discover what you'll learn in this course and download the software and resources you need.
Instructor guide CAM and Design Manufacturing for Mechanical Engineers instructor guide
Drafting for Manufacture Understanding not only how to create or customize a drawing, but also how to identify critical features or aspects of a design on a drawing is key to helping ensure the parts you get are the parts you want.
Design for Manufacture explore and understand the cost associated with part setup, raw stock and material removal to better identify design changes for production.
Setting up a CNC Milling program Lay the foundation for all programs by creating and managing a tool library, defining a setup, and creating milling and drilling toolpaths.
Machining complex geometry Understanding the toolpaths available and the types of geometry they can be used on will help you to make informed decisions on any part.
- Course 4 Week 4 Overview_video.zip 16.45 MB ▼
- Machining complex geometry - Practice and Challenge.zip 46.73 MB ▼
- Lesson 1: Roughing and Clearing Complex Parts 328.78 MB ▼
- Lesson 2: Machining for fine detail 453.62 MB ▼
- Lesson 3: Toolpath patterns and work offsets 94.85 MB ▼
- Lesson 4: Tools to simplify creating toolpaths and posting code 84.77 MB ▼