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April 17, 2014

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Diploma in CNC Precision Technology

Due to the increasing demand in the modern industries, the computer is used to produce, revise, store and transmit technical drawing.  This method of producing drawings is called Computer-Aided Design or Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD).  Other term such as Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM) is often used in conjunction with the production process. 

CAD/CAM is used to describe the use of computers in the total manufacturing process, from design to production, publishing of technical materials, marketing to cost accounting.  The single concepts of these processes refer to the use of a computer and software to aid engineer or designer in the preparation and completion of a task. 

Mass production and the need to automate machinery developed a demand for greater precision and implied greater competition in the marketplace.  These needs have pushed us to search for ways in which production depends more on machines than on human capabilities. 
Therefore under this diploma programme, GMI students will gain more knowledge and skills where CNC development has also had a large impact on machine tool design.  Cutting tool and pallet changers have also now been introduced, as well as automatic loading and unloading of workstations; and the latest inspection systems and sensors now offer measurement dimensional checks within milliseconds. CNCs have made a major contribution to the realisation of high efficient manufacturing at a reasonable cost.

Course Brief

CNC Precision Technology is a three-year diploma program that focuses on CNC technology with emphasis on precision machining.  This program offers students to experience working with modern machine tools and equipment in order to guarantee high quality product. 
The first year of training will expose students to basic cutting process, conventional machining such as milling, turning and grinding, and up to 3 Axis CADCAM and 3 Axis CNC Machining.
In the specialization areas, students will master the high end application of 4 Axis CNC technologies, CADCAM, and employ jigs and fixtures designed for automating CNC operations.  A strong grasps in material science, cutting tools, manufacturing process and machine maintenance shall equip students to be competent in every area of precision machining.  In the Final Year Project, students are challenged to apply knowledge and skills gained into practice with projects that similar to industrial applications.

Nature of Work

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Prospective graduates will analyze blueprints and identify the appropriate manufacturing process for production of parts.  The trainees will involved in determining and performing procedures for programming, preparation of parts and tooling and machine setup.  The prospective graduates will operate and maintain CNC machine tools to produce precision in compliance with safety practices, and verity the output with proper quality assurance methods. 
Besides the core functions, they must be able to plan, monitor and control the production activities with relevant planning tools.  Communication is vital for prospects as all tasks will require contact and information delivery to customers, subordinates, management and suppliers.

Job Opportunities

CNC Machinist, CAM Programmer, Production Executive, Maintenance and Service Technician, Quality Assuarance Executive, Technical Sales Executive, Research and Development Personnel.

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