WELD 0074. Computer-Aided Metal Cutting Design

Units: 3
Prerequisite: Completion of WELD 15 or 20 with grade of "C" or better
Hours: 90 (36 lecture, 54 laboratory)
Study of Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) cutting systems using industry standard hardware and development software. Topics include design principles, copyright, selection of materials appropriate for each cutting method, billing of materials and job estimating, comparison of plasma, water-jet, and laser cutting operations and methods, basic G and M code commands, use of consumables, cut quality evaluation, and trouble-shooting techniques. (not transferable)