VU HTEC Advanced CNC Milling: Multi-axis Programming, Setup and Machining

May 21, 2018

Description: The VU HTEC Advanced CNC Milling: Multi-axis Programming, Setup and Machining course is designed to help individuals advance from the level of 2 and 3-axis programming, setup and operations to producing more complex parts on 4 and 5-axis machining centers. The students will be instructed in the use of Mastercam to program the parts, and how to setup Haas machining centers to machine three different parts during the three days of class.

The programming portion of the training will include creating multiple levels, constructing and modifying 2-D geometry, generating solid models and 3-D wireframe geometry, creating multiple construction planes, tool planes and WCS’s, the use of the operations manager, machine definitions, stock setup, tool management, speeds and feeds, back plotting and verification, and post-processing G-code programs. 3+2 positioning and simultaneous 5-axis machining will be covered.

Toolpaths taught and used will include facing operations, rough and finish contour milling, chamfering, dynamic roughing operations, pocket and area milling, slots, drilling, countersinking, counterboring, tapping, OptiRough, surface milling, Curve 5-axis, and 5-axis drilling.

Setups will include using a test indicator to align rotary table, trunnion and fixturing, and Renishaw probe routines to establish multiple work offsets, and using the Renishaw Optical Tool Setter (OTS) to set tool offsets. Finding the center of rotation will be covered extensively. Using cutter diameter compensation and adjusting wear offsets at the control will be covered also. Haas UMC-750: On the UMC-750, the use of Dynamic Work Offsets (DWO) 3+2 operations; and 5-axis simultaneous toolpaths that require Tool Center Point Control (TCPC) will be demonstrated along with the use of the various options for controlling tool axis control (TAC). Machines: Haas VM-2 with an HRT-A6 4th –axis rotary table Haas VM-3 with a TR-160 5-axis trunnion Haas UMC-750 5-axis machining center

Summary: 3 eight hour days on-site hands-on training

1500 N. Chestnut Street
Vincennes University
Vincennes, Indiana 47591
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Doug Bowman
Bob Nash

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