CNC Manufacturing

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Session 1

During session 1 we learned about the start and time period of the Industrial Revolution. We also learned about the Primary and Secondary processes. Along with the different processes we learned about raw materials and manufacturing.

Session 2

In session 2 we went into depth on how to use the z-mill and take care of it. Then we actually used the z-mill to cut a simple shape such as a square. We also learned how to properly measure with a ruler and the different measurements on them.

Session 3

In session three we took the piece of square plastic from session 2 and made a more complex shape inside the one we already cut. To do this we used the z-mill that has been used in the previous session. The shape we cut was a circle with a diagonal cut. We learned how to cut like this by holding the z and x buttons at the same time.

Session 4

In session 4 we used the z-mill to cut more simple geometric shapes. Instead of using the manual z-mill option we used the computer to control it. During this session we also delved more into the Cartesian coordinate system and who created it.

Session 5

In session 5 we used the computer setting on the z-mill to create a little more complex shape. During the process we learned more on how to use the computer program to cut better shapes. We also learned about different types of tools on the program.

Session 6

In session 6 we designed our own graphic to mill with the z-mill. To cut the graphic we used the computer setting on the z-mill. Our graphic that we cut was the Jordan logo.

Session 7

In session 7 we created a final cut with the z-mill's computer program. The cut included a piece of text, a pre-drawn clip art, and a simple shape. The clip art we chose was a lama and our text was our names, the shape was a circle.

CNC Manufacturing career

A CNC manufacturing career is a CNC programmer. A CNC programmer operates the machines for fabricating, loads parts onto the machines, runs lot productions, etc. This career is related to this module because in CNC manufacturing you use some of the same technology and methods as a CNC programmer.