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Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM) Programmer

Competency-Based Apprenticeship
Sponsoring Company:
Minnesota Dual-Training Pipeline
O*Net Code
Rapids Code
Req. Hours
Jul 16, 2021
Jul 16, 2021

Competency-Based Skills

1 skill sets | 8 total skills
Industry-Sector Technical Competencies
CAD/CAM software -Use the models and assemblies created in CAD software such as PC-DMIS, Calypso, etc. to develop toolpaths that drive machine tools to turn designs into physical parts that meet quality standards.
Blueprint reading - Knowledge in reading and understanding industrial prints.
Shop math and measurement - Training in basic math, including linear measurement, metrics and beginning algebra.
CMM set up and programming -Knowledge of manual programming of Coordinate Measuring Machine tools. Learn types of CMM controls, machinery, programming formats and basic terminology.
Machine tool theory - Learn to complete the processes required for manufacturing a precision part, use standard shop safety practices, set-up and operate standard manufacturing machines, complete accurate lay-outs, explain applications of hand tools and use correctly and use basic measuring tools.
Geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD & T) - Understand the system for defining and communicating engineering tolerances through symbolic language on engineering drawings and blueprints as well as computer generated models to assist in utilizing CMM operations.
Quality assurance - Understands basic principles of precise measurement and attention to detail to ensure product meets exact standards as laid out in production plans.
Inspection - Knowledgeable of the proper methods and instruments used to effectively inspect parts in the shop, including using instruments such as the caliper, micrometer, and of course CMM machine.

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