MPS-146: Introduction to Machine Tool Probing

This course is INACTIVE
Mfg Processes Prod Sys-DNU
Academic Level
Course Subject
Manufacturing Productivity Sys
Course Number
Course Title
Introduction to Machine Tool Probing
Credit Hours
Instructor Contact Hours Per Semester
16.00 (for 15-week classes)
Student Contact Hours Per Semester
16.00 (for 15-week classes)
Grading Method
MPS 145
Catalog Course Description

This course covers the elementary functions of use and application of the electronic probe on a Vertical Machining Center.  Topics covered in this course include set-up and calibration of the probe and use and application of the following cycles - Bore/Boss measuring cycle, Web/Pocket measuring cycle, and internal and external cycles.  Students will be involved in both classroom and laboratory applications activities

Goals, Topics, and Objectives

Core Course Topics
  1. Probes
  2. Macros
  3. Variable data tables
  4. Set-up and calibration of table probes
  5. Length-and diameter-measuring cycles
  6. Set-up and calibration of spindle probe
  7. Protected positioning
  8. Single surface measurement
  9. Use protected positioning and a single surface measurement cycle
  10. Web/pocket, bore/boss, internal corner, and external corner measuring cycles
  11. Combining cycles
  12. Tolerance checking using probe
Core Course Learning Objectives (Separated)
Identify a macro program. Identify macro data table and manually input data. Identify a macro alarm. Describe the use of the macro edit lock. Describe the calibration of a spindle and table probe. Apply the tool length and diameter measuring cycles. Apply the protected positioning cycle. Apply X, Y, Z single-surface measuring cycles. Apply web/pocket and core/boss measuring cycles. Apply internal and external corner measuring cycle. Construct passing variable macro arguments.* Evaluate the efficiency of probe measuring procedures.*

Assessment and Requirements

Assessment of Academic Achievement
  1. LABS = 35%
  2. TESTS = 35%
  3. FINAL EXAM = 30%

Approval Dates

Effective Term
Fall 2014
Deactivation Date
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