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No Prerequisites

​In-Person Course

Build Computer Controlled Machinery

Mechanical Automation
Systems Engineering

COURSE INFORMATION

Course Dates

No Classes Scheduled

This will likely be scheduled for after September 2023

Topics

  • What is CNC and how to operate

  • Stepper motors

  • Breakout boards and controllers

  • Hardware drivers and motor control

  • Wiring

  • Motor torque requirements

  • Various controller software

  • Framework assembly

  • Drive mechanics (Gearing, chain drives, cabling, etc)

  • Electrical systems (wiring, cable management, motor polarity)

  • Controller software configuration and calibration

  • Basic CNC mill operation

  • Basic Measurement (Tape Measure, scale)

  • Basic Precision Measuring Tools (Calipers, Micrometers)

  • Tolerance design for fit and function

  • Basic CNC mill operation

  • De-burring parts

  • Sanding and Polishing various materials

  • Die Grinder

  • Drill Press

  • Hand Drills

  • Dremel Tools

  • Tapping Threads

  • Basic Measurement (Tape Measure, scale)

  • Metric Measurement and Conversions

  • Basic Precision Measuring Tools (Calipers, Micrometers)

  • Advanced Precision Measuring Tools (123 Blocks, Depths Gauge, Angle Measurement, Parallels)

  • Basic Mathematics (Addition, Subtraction, Fractions, Decimals)

  • Tolerance design for fit and function

In this course, students will learn about the fundamental mechanical principles and software configuration of modern electromechanical automation, otherwise known as mechatronics.

 

Mechatronics is a broad category that covers various areas, including robotics and automation. Throughout the course, the students will acquire skills necessary to control mechanical and electrical systems using software to accomplish tasks.

Plotter

Additionally, the course focuses on custom machine building and costing, including vendor identification and website references for computer numerical control (CNC) design.

 

The Systems Engineering component requires consideration of various options, and their integrative impacts on the entire system and its durability.

The class aims at teaching students about the mechanical fabrication process of mechatronics by designing computer-controlled milling machines (CNC).

Industrial Parts
Machine Sketch

Each part of the machine is designed using 3D software such as Fusion 360 and CATIA, and cut on our CNC machines in class, ensuring students gain a thorough understanding of all aspects of the system.

 

These skills have various applications, including robotic/mechatronic technicians, maintenance, automation design, and tool fabrication.

This course teaches students about the mechanical fabrication process and software configuration of modern electromechanical systems. Through designing and building computer-controlled milling machines, students gain a thorough understanding of all elements in the system.

 

These skills have practical applications in various fields, including robotic/mechatronic technicians, maintenance, automation design, and tool fabrication. By the end of the course, students will be proficient in custom machine building and automation design.

Course Overview

Course Dates

No Classes Scheduled

This will likely be scheduled for after February 2024

Click here to get notified of upcoming classes

Registration

You can register by phone between 9am and 4pm PDT
425-640-1840

Important - You will need a CTCLink ID number in order for us to help you over the phone or in person. You can follow the steps below to get one.

Fill out an application to Edmonds College:

Online Admissions Application

A few notes for your application:
Enroll as: "First Year"
Program: "Professional Technical"
Term: "_____" (Season plus year, such as: Spring 2023)
Degree or Certificate: "Undecided - Professional Technical"

Once you have received your CTC Link ID number please let us know and we can get you registered for your class.

Registering Online

Washington State colleges are now using CTCLink for all student services.

  • Follow the link below - login in or create an account

  • Go to "Student Homepage"

  • Choose "Manage Classes"

  • "Class Search and Enroll"

  • Choose Edmonds College and the quater (Control + F to search page)

  • Search for class name or number (Class Number will get you to where you want faster)
     

Online Registration Login Page - CTCLInk

NOTE - All our classes fall under "Special Topics: Manufacturing".

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