IND250 - Introduction to Basic Computer Integrated Manufacturing


IND250 - Introduction to Basic Computer Integrated Manufacturing:
Presents basic principles used in the design and implementation in a computer integrated manufacturing system. Emphasizes team concept and all aspects of a computer integrated manufacturing system to include the following: Robotics, Conveyor Control, Machining Center Integration Quality Control, Statistical Quality Control, and Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) software.

Required Materials:
CNC Trade Secrets - James Harvey
Full Frame Anti-Fog Safety Glasses
Digital Caliper
Autodesk Fusion 360
Fusion 360 Post Processors
CAMotics - CAM Simulation
Carbide 3D - Software Downloads
Fundamentals of CNC Machining - Autodesk
Tormach Machine Code Reference
Course Video YouTube Playlist

1.14 - Welcome!

Class will meet every Monday afternoon. We will spend the first portion of the semester on the control side of the manufacturing using CAM tools and GCODE. We will build a tool library to prepare us to quickly use the CNC and iterate on our designs for manufacturing. We will move quickly and the CAM portion of the class will require outside practice using simulation. We will be using Fusion 360 as our CAM package and use the Tormach GCODE machine programming reference.

Getting Started:
We are going to practice processes and developing an overarching idea for the class using modeling clay and constrained tools to create certain shapes.
Challenge Slides
Fusion 360 Models
Challenge 1 - Sheet
Challenge 2 - Sheet
Challenge 3 - Sheet
Laser Cut Clay Form - .svg

Supplemental Materials
Master Tool Maker Tom Lie Nielsen - Titans of CNC
CNC Dummies for Routers - This Old Tony
Beginner's Guide to Manual & CNC Machining - NYC CNC
Autodesk Educational Account for Fusion 360

For next class...
Please make sure to watch the above videos to gain some basic understanding of the CNC Machining process, langauge, and context for our future conversations
Create an Autodesk Educational Account if you have not done so already. This will be used to log in to Fusion 360 to perform our CAM operations
Read to page 3-9 in the Autodesk Fundamentals of CNC Machining Book

1.28 - CNC & CAM

Getting Started:
Introduction to CNC and CAM tools, while designing small parts for the laser cutter in CAM. We will look at how parts fit together and develop a unique model to be processed by the laser cutter. We will also start talking about tooling for the CNC Milling Machine.
Make sure your account with Autodesk is working...
Basic model in CAM using post processor for Universal Laser
Create a part using the laser cutter...
Change the part based on kerf...

Supplemental Materials:
Caliper Design - .svg
Universal Laser Cutter - Post Processor
Adding a Personal Post Processor - Autodesk
Paper Calipers - duckythescientist - Thingiverse

For next class:
Make sure that your caliper is completed in cardstock, and is scaled to the proper size.
Make sure your Autodesk account is active on Educational Version.
Read 3-10 to 4-13 in Autodesk Fundamentals of CNC Machining Book.
Bring your digital caliper to class! We will be using it extensively.
If you are redoing any of the CAM from class, I will be posting a video on what we did in class for your review.

2.04 - CAM & Tooling

Getting Started:
We are going to create another simple piece and prepare it for the Carbide3D Nomad 833. We are going to create a reference face, add a tool to the library, and make a simple shape on the machine. You are also encouraged to finalize your caliper from last week, and recut it if need be.
Create a new sketch, extrude with dimensions
Setup your CAM environment, add the Carbide post processor
Add an existing tool to the tooling library for future use
Cut part out of existing stock material and check its dimenions

Supplemental Materials:
Carbide 3D - Post Processor
Carbide Motion v4 - Nomad 833 Control Software
01: Fusion Sketching & CAM Intro, pt. 1
01-1: Fusion Sketching & CAM Intro, pt. 2
Caliper 3D Model - Fusion 360 - .f3d
Caliper CAM - Fusion 360 - .f3d
Wheel 3D Model - .f3d
Wheel Drawing w/ Dimensions - .pdf
02: Fusion Facing Operation
Yonico 1/4" Upcut Router Bit - 31215-SC
Carbide3D #102 .125" Flat Cutter

For next class:
Have your facing operation complete with a 1/4" Spiral Upcut Bit and selected stock, drawings and models are listed above.
Attempt to face your material in the Carbide CNC.
Be prepared to continue with the other operations for next class, review this video for getting setup in Fusion 360.

2.11 - CAM & Tooling, pt 2

Getting Started:
We are going to attempt to use our facing operation in the Desktop CNC then finish our other operations.
Face bottom of the part on the Desktop CNC (Carbide 3D)
Create another setup and 4 operations for the remainder of your part
Mill the other side of your part using the Desktop CNC

Supplemental Materials:
Nomad 833 Suggested Speeds & Feeds
Nomad 833 (.25 & .125 - Pine) Tool Library Fusion 360 - .tools
03: GCODE to Carbide 3D Nomad 833
Facing Speeds/Feeds GCODE - .nc
03-1: Facing Speeds/Feeds for Nomad 833 (Pine)

For next class:
Finish CAM from this class, mill your part if you can!

2.18 - CAM & Tooling, pt 2

Getting Started:
Discuss your posted GCODE with another student. Try to break down the facing operation, by codes and commands.
Review previous operations in CAM and discuss...

Supplemental Materials:
Final Wheel CAM - .nc
Final Wheel, Model & CAM - .f3d
Speeds & Feeds Cheat Sheet - .pdf
Tormach Machine Code Reference
Wrench Model - .step
Wrench Model Drawing - .pdf

For next class:
Create the CAM for the .step file included above of the Wrench Model. There is also a drawing above to reference.
Make the wrench out of 7.5" x 2" x .2" aluminum in the CAM software.
Export to an NC file and double check your GCODE. Use the Lakeshore Carbide, 3 Flute, .25" Carbide Tool in your setup for all operations.
If you have not created your wheel from last class, make sure you mill your part with lab hours.

2.25 - 2D CAM

Getting Started:
Create the GCODE for the Carbide CNC using the class example and comparing other code. Don't use Fusion to create the GCODE, but you can reference some of your previous examples...
Review any previous class operations and continue to develop your documentation.

Supplemental Materials:
NC Viewer Online
GCODE Class Example - .nc
Tormach TTS Wrench Set - Drawing - .pdf
22mm Flat Wrench Example - .step
30mm Hex Wrench Example - .step
30mm Hex Wrench Example - Speeds & Feeds - Process Sheet

For next class:
Be ready to produce your CAM for the wrench project, either using one of the three provided over the last two weeks, or creating your own.
We will be cutting using the Lakeshore Carbide, 3 Flute, .25" Carbide Tool. Calculate your Speeds and Feeds needed!
Use the Tormach post processor to create your GCODE.
Everything will be cut out of 1/4" Aluminum Plate. If you'd like to add a chamfer around the two edges that would be a bonus!

3.04 - Milling Machine 2D Profiles

Getting Started:
Prepare your stock for your 2D operation, cut using the jigsaw and an aluminum blade and a friend.
Make sure you choose .25" thick material
We will be setting up some sacrifical stock to be glue underneath hyour stock material.

Supplemental Materials:
Wrench CAM Simple Process Sheet
Wrench CAM Simple GCODE - .nc
Wrench CAM w/ Finishing Process Sheet
Wrench CAM w/ Finishing GCODE - .nc
Tormach Aluminum Wrench: Tool Library Fusion 360 - .tools
05: Simple Adaptive Clearing - Fusion 360
05-1: 2D Contour Finishing - Fusion 360

For next class:
Be prepared to run your CAM and have your aluminum part ready
We will look at some of the processes and do some review
We will also open up the PCNC440 for use as well

3.18 - Milling Time

Getting Started:
This class will serve as time to run the machines and continue to build our CAM profiles. We will review our previous examples and allow time for questions about prior operations.

Supplemental Materials:

For next class:
Make sure you are prepared to begin new material! We will move forward from this point. If you need time on the machines, let me know!