Coursework further explores the use and application of the electronic probe on CNC machine tools. Examines how to write cycles to use the probe in such activities as vector measuring, 4th axis applications, stock allowance, and angle measurement along with work coordinate offset measurement. Also covers how to prove work on the CNC vertical machining center. Laboratory activities.
Goals, Topics, and Objectives
- Probe mechanics, software, calibration, and outputs
- Vector measuring cycles
- Pitch circle diameter cycles
- 4th axis cycles
- Stock allowance cycles
- Optimizing probe
- Multiple stylus variable loading
- SPC offset cycles
- Feature-to-feature cycles
- Angle measuring cycles
- Probe output (Renishaw)
- Probe output (DPRNT)
- Ballbar theory, plot reading, programming
- Install probe software and make the initial settings necessary for operation.
- Identify the different types of calibration and their purpose.
- Identify variable outputs and their storage locations.
- Apply 4th axis measuring cycles.
- Apply pitch circle diameter cycles.
- Apply stock allowance cycles.
- Apply macro for multiple stylus data loading.
- Apply feature-to-feature data cycles.
- Apply SPC tool offset update cycles.
- Apply angle-measuring cycles.
- Apply the probe output features.
- Optimize a probing cycle.*
- Write a program to inspect multiple features on a part and output results.*
Credit for Prior College-Level Learning
Student Interview and Portfolio Review