MTT-146: Introduction to Machine Tool Probing

Department
Machine Tool-Do Not Use
Academic Level
Undergraduate
Course Subject
Machine Tool Technology
Course Number
146
Course Title
Introduction to Machine Tool Probing
Credit Hours
1.00
Instructor Contact Hours Per Semester
16.00 (for 15-week classes)
Student Contact Hours Per Semester
16.00 (for 15-week classes)
Grading Method
A-E
Pre-requisites
MTT-145
Catalog Course Description

Covers the elementary functions and application of the electronic probe on a Vertical Machining Center. Topics 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. Laboratory 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)
  1. Identify a macro program.
  2. Identify macro data table and manually input data.
  3. Identify a macro alarm.
  4. Describe the use of the macro edit lock.
  5. Describe the calibration of a spindle and table probe.
  6. Apply the tool length and diameter measuring cycles.
  7. Apply the protected positioning cycle.
  8. Apply X, Y, Z single-surface measuring cycles.
  9. Apply web/pocket and core/boss measuring cycles.
  10. Apply internal and external corner measuring cycle.
  11. Construct passing variable macro arguments.*
  12. Evaluate the efficiency of probe measuring procedures.*

Credit for Prior College-Level Learning

Options for Credit for Prior College-Level Learning
Other
Other Details

Student Interview and Portfolio Review

Approval Dates

Effective Term
Summer 2014
ILT Approval Date
02/14/2014
Curriculum Committee Approval Date
04/14/2014