Two Days Workshop on
CNC Programming, Simulation and Operations on Turning Centre
10th - 11th Nov. 2017
A two day workshop on “CNC Programming, Simulation and Operations on Turning Centre” was organized by CoESM (Centre of Excellence for Smart Manufacturing), Department of Mechanical Engineering, Dronacharya Group of Institutions Greater Noida in association with PPDC-TDC MSME, Govt. of India on 10th - 11th November, 2017 for the 3rd year students of Mechanical Engineering. Mr. Ashish Ranjan ,CNC Trainer from DUCAT Noida was the resource person for this workshop.
The objective of the workshop was to acquaint students about the use of Computer Integrated Manufacturing activities in industry and make them familiar with the working environment of CNC machines.
Prof. D V Bhise , HOD Mechanical, DGI Greater Noida welcomed Mr. Ashish Ranjan. He emphasized the importance of CNC machines and automation in the field of manufacturing. He also advised the students to attend the workshop with sincerity and reap advantage of doing hands on practice on CNC machines.
Mr. Ashish Ranjan started his session with Introduction of CAD /CAE/CAM, Scope of Design, Role of Designer in manufacturing industry and need of CAD/CAM. He explained the working and relation of CAD - CAM software. He also described various steps i.e. Sketching, Modeling, and Analysis in Product Cycle. He further explained the working of Computer Aided Manufacturing and uses of various codes for writing programs in Automated Manufacturing. He later explained the difference between NC (Numerical Control), CNC (Computer Numerical Control) and DNC (Direct Numerical Control) machines.
Following the concept of learning by doing, Mr. Ashish started the next session on simulation of CNC machines. He explained the basic controls of CNC turning machines on FANUC 0iT version of Swan Soft NC simulation software. Student learnt how to generate CNC program using G codes and M codes for doing machining operation e.g. Facing, Step Turning, Chamfering, and Taper Turning etc. on simulation software.
Second day started with the hands –on session where students were divided in groups. Each group wrote two programs, one each on turning and taper turning. These programs were tested for simulation errors and where ever needed modifications/alterations in the program were done.
In the next session Mr. Ashish Ranjan explained the basic operation on CNC Turning Center. He explained the functionality of Automatic Tool Changer (ATC), Pneumatic Gripper, Reference System Setting, Coolant On-Off Controls and Emergency Switches. After getting the basic information on how to operate the machine, students tested programs written by them on the machine.
During the workshop students learned fundamentals of CNC (turning) programming as well as learned how to operate the machine. The hands-on practice made sure that each student gets a chance to do coding practice and operate the machine successfully.
Workshop concluded with the award of Participation Certificates to the participants.