Duration: 6 MONTHS

Course Syllabus


Course Duration: 6 Months (Part-Time)

Course Overview: The CNC Operating and Programming course is a dynamic 6-month skill development program specially designed to empower Indian students with the knowledge and expertise necessary to excel in Computer Numerical Control (CNC) technology. This part-time course equips students with the essential skills for self-employment or career advancement in the machining industry. The course content can be customized to meet specific learner requirements or location-specific needs.

Course Objectives: Upon completion of this 6-month course, students will be able to:

  1. Grasp the fundamental principles of Computer Numerical Control (CNC).
  2. Accurately read and interpret machining blueprints.
  3. Create and edit drawings using AutoCAD.
  4. Develop proficiency in conventional milling techniques.
  5. Operate CNC milling machines competently.
  6. Set up workpieces and tools for CNC turning.
  7. Program and operate CNC turning machines effectively.

Course Teaching Methodology:

  • Lectures: In-depth theoretical understanding of CNC technology, blueprint reading, and AutoCAD basics.
  • Practical Sessions: Hands-on training in conventional milling, CNC milling, and CNC turning.
  • Industry Exposure: Industry visits and practical sessions for real-world experience.
  • Interactive Workshops: Workshops to enhance practical skills.
  • Assignments: Regular assignments to reinforce learning.
  • Project Work: Students will work on a CNC project to apply their knowledge.

Importance for Learners in Career Growth and Self-Employment:

  • CNC skills are highly demanded in the Indian manufacturing sector, offering exceptional career prospects.
  • Graduates will be well-prepared for self-employment as CNC operators, programmers, or entrepreneurs in the machining industry.
  • Practical skills and industry exposure gained during the course will give students a competitive edge in the job market.

Course Contents:

Module 1: Introduction to CNC

  • Historical Development of CNC
  • Understanding Numerical Control
  • Functions of a Machine Tool
  • Evolution and Advantages of CNC
  • Limitations of CNC
  • Features of CNC Machines
  • Machine Control Unit (MCU) for CNC
  • Classification of CNC Machine Tools
  • CNC Machining Centers

Module 2: Blueprint Reading

  • Interpreting Machining Sketches
  • Different Geometrical Tolerance Symbols
  • Reading Dimensional Tolerances
  • Understanding Views and Projections

Module 3: AutoCAD Basics (ACAD-01)

  • Sketching Points, Lines, Circles, and Arcs
  • Practical Exercises
  • Creating Isometric Views
  • Working with Splines and Polylines
  • Identifying Points in Given Drawings

Module 4: Conventional Milling Awareness

  • Introduction to Milling Machines and Their Components
  • Various Milling Operations:
    • Plain Milling
    • Step Milling
    • Slot Milling
    • Pocket Milling
    • Co-ordinate Drilling
  • Workpiece Setup Techniques
  • Knowledge of Different Cutting Tool Materials
  • Selecting Speed, Feeds, and Depth of Cut
  • Introduction to Indexing Techniques

Module 5: CNC Milling - Basic

  • Fundamentals of CNC Milling
  • Familiarization with Control Panel
  • Basics of CNC Programming
  • Techniques for Part Programming
  • Practical Machining on CNC Milling Machines
  • Industry Practice Session

By successfully completing this 6-month CNC Operating and Programming course, students will acquire the skills and knowledge required to excel in the machining industry, explore self-employment opportunities, and contribute to the growth of India's manufacturing sector. The course content can be tailored to meet specific learner needs or location-specific demands, ensuring maximum relevance and effectiveness.

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