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Advanced Processes - CNC

Manufacturing is more than just putting parts together. It’s coming up with ideas, testing principles and perfecting the engineering…. - James Dyson, industrial designer and founder of Dyson Vacuum Cleaner Company

What is Applied Technology Advanced Processes?

Manufacturing, whether it’s an automobile , vacuum cleaner, surgical instrument or guitar, is the sum total of many Advanced Processes. In the digital era, the fixtures, molds and dies that make the parts that become the product are the result of Computer Aided Design (CAD), Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) and Computer Numerical Control (CNC). It’s Advanced Manufacturing and it is driven toward perfection by the latest technology.

Macomb’s Applied Technology Advanced Processes Programs

Do you enjoy working with your hands and your mind? Do you appreciate the challenge of staying current with technology and staying competitive globally? In Macomb’s Applied Technology Advanced Processes Program, your training will be both knowledge- and application-based. You will learn the Advanced Manufacturing Processes used globally on state-of-the art equipment, including CAD/CAM, CNC Machining, Electrical Discharge Machining (EDM), laser cutting, probing, high speed machining and reverse engineering.

Career Opportunities with an Associate of Applied Science Degree and/or Certificate in Applied Technology or Certificate in Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Machining or Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM)

With an Associate of Applied Science Degree and/or Certificate in Applied Technology, you will be qualified for positions that include Die Design, Die Maker, Die Sinker, Draftsman-Design, Machine Builder-Tool Maker, Machinist, Metal Model Maker, Metal Pattern Maker, Mold Designer, Mold Maker-Plastic and Diecast, Sheet Metal Fabricating & Structural Fabricating, Tool Maker, Tool and Die Maker, Tool Maker-Jig & Fixture, and Wood Model-Patternmaker.

With a Certificate in CNC Machining or Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) you will be qualified for positions that include CAM Technologist, CNC Machinist, Drafting and Mechanical Design, Machine Repair, Millwright, Model/Pattern Making, Mold Maker-Plastic, FANUC Robotics Certification, Sheet Metal Fabricating and Tool and Die Making.

Transfer Pathways to Bachelor’s Degree Programs

Credits earned in Macomb’s Applied Technology Advanced Processes Program transfer to many colleges and universities in Michigan and may be applied to a bachelor’s degree program.

If you intend to transfer and pursue a bachelor’s degree, speak with a Macomb counselor or academic advisor as soon as possible after you have applied to Macomb to plan the best pathway.

Applied Technology Advanced Processes Program Labs

In the Applied Technology Advanced Processes Program Labs at Macomb, you will train on the most up-to-date technology following:

  • HAAS CNC Machining and turning centers
  • Four- and five-axis cutting tables
  • Belmont CNC EDM machines (sinker and fast hole)
  • Accutex Wire EDM
  • Dimension and Zcorp rapid prototyping machines
  • Handheld laser scanner - Zscanner800
  • Faro Gage Arm
  • Zoller offline tool presetter
  • Epilog laser
  • 48 high-end PCs running CimatronE, MastercamX, Artcam, Rapidform, Catia, Solidworks and NCPlot
  • Bridgeports, lathes and grinders

How do I find out more about Macomb’s Applied Technology Advanced Processes Program?

For more information, contact the Applied Technology Department, 586.445.7438, or the Applied Technology Advanced Processes Program advisor, Professor Gary Walters, 586.445.7343.

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