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Solid Modeling and Machining  

5 Credits

This is an entry level course for students interested in CATIA 3D and manufacturing. Students will learn the basics of CATIA V5 and how to use CNC milling machines to produce their designs. Dassault Systemes CATIA is the premier aerospace CAD program used throughout the industry and having a strong understanding of its operations is vital for anyone interested in the design and engineering of aerospace tooling.

Frequently in design and machining, the part produced is just the tool to use in another application. In modern aviation this usually means a composite mold. Damian Cianci and his team are leaders in aerospace composite training with nearly a decade of experience, making a composite mold lab the perfect integration of these technologies. As one of the major end goals of this course, students will design and cut an aluminum mold, which in turn will be used for a advanced composite layup.

All these topics tie in perfectly with the overall point of Damian's Applied Science and Manufacturing series to show students how PLM (Product Lifecycle Management) and the tools therein are realistically implemented throughout a modern aerospace organization.

Topics covered:

CATIA Basic Features:
User interface, sketch tools, solid modeling

Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) software, exporting g-code, mill operation

Layup, ply orientation, stress loading, material properties, vacuum bagging and compression molding

CATIA Homepage

CATIA Certification

CATIA - Wikipedia

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The Business Training Center of Edmonds Community College has been "off-campus" in the heart of the community providing practical industry focused education for over 17 years.


Solid Modeling and Machining  -- CLASS IS IN SESSION --
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Location: WATR Center  0146
Sessions: 20 Tu Th 3008 100th ST SW Everett, WA 98204
7/11/2017 - 9/14/2017  
15 hours of online work required