Advanced Manufacturing Processes Course Descriptions

Number sequencing next to course name means the following: first digit designates the number of lecture hours for the course; the second digit designates the number of lab, clinic or practicum hours; and the third digit designates the credit hours for the course.

MNFP 105C Engineering Drawing I 2-2-3
Understanding and interpreting engineering drawings is an essential tool for the machine tool technician. Basic engineering drawing practices will be covered including, multi-view projection, dimensioning, section and auxiliary views, basic GD&T concepts, hole/thread callouts. Sketching assignments will reinforce common drawing practices and conventions. While the course focuses on reading and understanding drawings, a basic introduction to Computer Aided Design, CAD will be included.

MNFP 110C CNC Programming & Operation I 3-3-4
This course covers fundamentals of computer numerical control, CNC. Basic programming and operation of CNC machines are covered. The course begins with manual programming practices so that the student will understand the programming code and its structure. Standard safety conventions will be introduced for safe programming practice. Computer simulation exercises will facilitate the learning process as the student gains practice in checking and trouble-shooting programs. The basic operation of CNC milling machines and lathes are covered. The lab uses software simulations where students test their program prior to use on the CNC machines, and actual CNC machine operation. The lab is geared so that students will understand what and how the program and machine will function. (Prerequisite: MNFP 101C)

MNFP 112C CNC Programming & Operation II 3-3-4
This course is a continuation of CNC Programming & Operation I. Advanced programming methods and practices are covered in more detail. An introduction to computer aided manufacturing, CAM, is used to generate more complex part geometries using a software package. Advanced machine operations will also be covered such as 4-axis programming and machining. The lab will allow the student to practice programming skills and give them additional practice time on actual CNC machines. (Prerequisite: MNFP 110C.)

MNFP 114C Applied Shop Mathematics II 3-0-3
This is a second course in Applied Shop Mathematics covering in-depth practical mathematical problems taken from the machine tool industry. Emphasis is placed on applied geometry and applied trigonometry using various techniques and methods to solve complex toolroom type machine problems. (Prerequisite: MNFP 104C)

MNFP 115C Engineering Drawing II 2-2-3
This is a second course in reading, interpreting, and analyzing engineering drawings and the information conveyed to the machine operator or tool maker. This course will give the student more exposure to engineering drawings and a better understanding for interpretation of the information presented. Students will also create hand sketches and be introduced to a Computer Aided Design, CAD, software to create working drawings. (Prerequisite: MNFP 105C)

MNFP 203C Manufacturing Processes III 1-9-4
A third course in Manufacturing Processes covers complicated machine tool techniques and processes used in general machine shop practice. High precision machine work is the focus with tool making projects. Students will make various complicated lab projects which reflect tool making ability. (Prerequisite: MFNP 102C)

MNFP 204C Manufacturing Processes IV 1-9-4
A fourth course in Manufacturing Processes covers more elaborate tool making concepts and techniques. Lab projects include complicated machining of high tolerance parts. Laboratory work will include the traditional manual machines as well as CNC machining centers. (Prerequisite: MNFP 203C)


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