Associate | ~3 hr.

Model engine project 1: Cylinder

Module

Apply your knowledge to model, program toolpaths, and machine a rod, a part of the model engine assembly.

Overview

Using the model and engineering drawings provided, set up and program toolpaths for the cylinder.

Cylinder

Project scenario:
A customer has asked your company to redesign a model engine assembly and to machine a prototype. The company has provided engineering drawings of the original model engine cylinder as well as a CAD model of the part. This project requires you to model and redesign the cylinder while maintaining critical features like the standard bore, bolt spacing, locating pin locations and side ports. 

You are also asked to create a prototype requiring you to set up and program toolpaths for the cylinder provided. Sample process plans, setup sheets, cutting data, and inspection reports are provided but use your judgment, the tools, and machines you have available, and your knowledge to complete the project.  



Instructor resources

Teaching this project to students in the classroom? 
Use this instructor guide to incorporate this and our other model engine projects into your lesson plans. You'll understand how to use CAD and CAM workflows to combine this and other projects into a model engine assembly. Then, machine the model engine using standard stock sizes. 

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Send your students to our Introduction to CAD, CAM, and Practical CNC Machining for Milling self-guided course. They can learn at their own pace, track their own progress, and earn a certificate of completion when they get 75% or more on the final test.

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