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CNC or Computer Numerical Control is growing in importance in schools. This section is an introduction to CNC machining and explains in simple terms the equipment needed and how it can be used.

 
Updated for Engineering 15/6/19
This app covers: CAD, CAM, CNC, Advantages and Disadvantages of CAD/CAM, Manufacture of PCBs, 3D Printing, Laser Cuttering, Laser Sintering of Metals, Stereolithography and Vinyl Cutters
 

CAD / CAM

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1. CNC Work - An Introduction

2. Simple Diagram of a Boxford Duet

3. What does CNC mean?

4. Stages in CNC work

5. Production Flow Chart for CNC Work

6. CNC Systems Diagram

7. CNC Product - Poster/Flyer Design

 

8. 2D Computer Aided Design and Manufacture

9. 3D Computer Aided Design and Manufacture

10. 3D Manufacture using CNC Machines

11. The CNC Control Panel

12. Setting up the Cutting Tool to the Correct Length

13. CNC Machines and Safety

14. Advantages and Disadvantages of CNC Machines

 
CNC CENTRES
1. Introduction to the CNC Turning Centre
2. Vertical Axis CNC Centres
3. Turret Tooling, Gang Tooling and Live Tooling
 
 
 
 

PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD MANUFACTURE

15. The Manufacture of PCBs through the use of CAD/CAM

 

BASIC QUESTIONS

1. Basic Questions - CNC Machines

 

3D MODELLING - RAPID PROTOTYPING

1. Rapid Prototyping - The 3D Printer - Page One

2. Rapid Prototyping - The 3D Printer - Page Two

3. Manufacturing a Model with the 3D Printer

4. More Advantages of a 3D Modelling and Questions

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3D PRINTING

5. Filament Spool 3D Printers

6. Exporting STL files from CAD Software
 
STEREOLITHOGRAPHY
1. What is Stereolithography?
2. Revision Cards - Stereolithography
 
PDF FILE - CLASSROOM POSTER - 3D PRINTER
 
3D PRINTING OF METALS
1. Laser Sintering of Metals - Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS)
 
 
 

LASER CUTTING / ETCHING MACHINES

1. Laser Cutting / Etching Machines - 1

2. Laser Cutting / Etching Machines - 2

3. From Design to Manufacture

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WATER JET CUTTERS
1. Introduction to Water Jet Cutters
2. Using the Water Jet Cutter - Advantages
 
VINYL CUTTERS
1. Typical Vinyl Cutters
2. Typical Examination Question on Vinyl Cutters
3. Vinyl Cutter Exercise
 
 
 
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