160 Metal Turning

This video from Boxford demonstrates metal turning using a CNC machine. The full designing and making process is shown from a CAD design through to a finished product. Firstly the CAD design for a metal screw in part is produced using LatheCAD software. CAM processing then takes place and software is used to simulate the machining process. Machining then begins by drilling into the metal and boring a hole on the end. Next roughing takes place followed by finishing of the metal piece. Finally the piece is threaded and the finished item is cut from the remaining material. Curriculum links include the use of CAD/CAM in the designing, simulating and making of a product and the use of CNC lathes.

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