A Student Development program on ‘Advanced Programming Skills in Computer Numerical Control’, with hands-on experience, was conducted by the Mechanical Engineering Department from 27th August to 07th September 2018, for final year students (7th Semester) of the Mechanical Engineering Department.
Mechanical Engineering branch requires Computer Numerical Control which is considered as the core of all the manufacturing Industries. G and M codes form the basis for the CNC machines which are essential in the automation of the Mechanical based industries.
At the same time, advanced coding techniques are also required to match the industry standards as well. Hence, our SSDP program focuses on the need of the industries, in the current scenario.
The SSDP was inaugurated on 27th August, in the presence of the Head of the Department, Senior Professors and all the faculty members of the Mechanical Engineering department, in Seminar Hall 06, from 3.00 pm to 5.00 pm.
Our students were exposed to hands-on experience in CNC programming, on live computers. Certified trainers in the Mechanical Department, Prof. P Rajesh Kumar (Associate Professor) and Prof. G Shankar (Associate Professor) were the main trainers for the event. Trained faculty members from IEM Department, Prof. Niranjan Hugar and Prof. Ravish B V, trained the students with respect to the machine setup, simulation of the program and carrying the machining operations on the specimen.
The hands-on experience was given to the students in the CNC lab (Room No. 257) from 3.00 pm to 5.00 pm, from 27th August to 07th September 2018.
53 students from 7th Semester ‘A’ section were trained initially in the SH6, by Prof. P Rajesh Kumar and Prof. Shankar G. They were trained on the basics of writing programs using G codes and M Codes.
A batch of 13 students was then taken to the CNC Lab for the training program on simulation of the CNC programs and the carrying out of the operations on the actual machines.
The Program was structured on the Turning and the Milling operations, with around 5-6 different programs, with industry-based commercial commands being taken into consideration.
The various mechanisms, including Hydraulic and Pneumatic drive systems, were explained and the working on the different components of the CNC machine was demonstrated based on these drive mechanisms.
Initially the students were trained to set up the machines, including the back end set up such as the switching on the compressors.
The students were also briefed about the safety instructions to be followed during any emergency.
The Program was coordinated by Prof. Suhas B (Assistant Professor) and Prof. S Sindhu (Associate Professor).
Outcome Of the Event:
- Students of the 7th Semester ‘A’ section are ready for current manufacturing sector on CNC programming.
- Students of the 7th Semester ‘A’ section can perform industry-based CNC programming for machine components.
- Students of the 7th Semester ‘A’ section are now capable of trouble shooting the problems in back end set up of the machine.