Computer-Aided Design and Manufacturing for Beginners  
Institution: Authors:
American University of Armenia Sargis Zeytunyan (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)


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The Course presents introductory topics of Computer Numerical Control (CNC) and teaches some of the practical tools in the field, such as: manual numerical control programming, tool-path generation, CNC machining, 3D scanning, and CAD data exchange. The Course is designed for design and production engineers as well as for technicians who want to master practical CAD/CAM tools and apply them for their career advancement. The elements of the Course and the hardware can be used also in the curricula in undergraduate and graduate courses such as Computer--Aided Design and Manufacturing, Machining processes, etc.
Learning Objectives
Familiarize students with underlying principles of Computer Numerical Control.
 Introduce main components of CNC systems.
 Teach manual NC programming language (G-M codes).
 Teach working with the CNC system Roland MDX-40A (both milling machine and 3D scanning mode) and software bundled with the machine.
Learning Outcomes
The students completing the course are expected to possess the following knowledge and skills:
 General notion of Computer Numerical Control, how CNC systems work, and what their important components are
 Operate Roland machine tool manually
 Create manual NC programs based on the given part geometry
 Run the verified programs on the Roland MDX-40A
 Generate tool-paths for their machining using software Modela Player
 Verify tool-paths using software Virtual Modela and automatically obtain NC programs
 Scan physical objects using software Dr. PICZA3