Machining a Logo on a Container

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MAKING IT REAL AT CIM CTI UK

Teachers at CIM CTI @ UK have designed containers in CAD, brought them into CAM software, simulated them on a computer, then manufactured them on a CNC Milling machine.

How else can we teach high school students advanced manufacturing techniques? Start with the teachers! Teachers have come from all over the state to learn how to teach the PLTW Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) at the University of Kentucky. What’s it look like when they used the milling machine to make the lid of their container? This 20 minute operation is timelapsed for you here into a 42 second video. See the photos below as well.     More Photos
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 Teachers watch a demo by MT Ryan Dennes on the CNC machine. CTI participant ready’s the machine to make a part.
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 Part being machined. Look carefully and you can see the webcam mounted in the machine used to take the video! Finished product with a really cool 
         

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Chris Hurd

I currently teach Technology and Engineering at Cazenovia HS in CNY. I also teach summers at the college level for PLTW in Oregon, Ohio, Florida, California, Kentucky, Eastern Michigan, and NY.

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