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Development of computational tools for the teaching and learning of CNC usage processes

Grant number: 01/08335-4
Support type:Research Grants - Innovative Research in Small Business - PIPE
Duration: July 01, 2002 - May 31, 2005
Field of knowledge:Engineering - Mechanical Engineering - Manufacturing Processes
Principal researcher:Marco Stipkovic Filho
Grantee:Marco Stipkovic Filho
Company:Adiante Informática Ltda
City: São Paulo

Abstract

This research project aims to develop educational software to promote and facilitate the teaching of usage processes with the use of CNC technology in institutions of technical and higher level. The main justification is in the fact that there is a lack of computational teaching resources of national origin (native in Portuguese language) – low in cost and of compatible performance with the installed computer base in schools –, which are capable of promoting the teaching and learning of usage processes. CNC technology was chosen as facilitator of this process, given that it offers a flexible, programmed form, capable of being implemented via software. In phase 1 of the project the following activities were promoted: analysis of the project viability based on market conditions (customers, competitors and suppliers) and technology (software, algorithm, performance); analysis of the computational tools of development and support, which culminated in the generation of functional prototypes of the modules of turning and machining capable of interpreting and simulating CNC programs in ISO language. In the second phase, the proposal is to elaborate the necessary algorithms, among which the topics of tool selection and process conditions; to fine tune the man-machine interfaces and codify events; to generate support material; to carry out preliminary tests of programs under conditions of use; and to promote certification and production. (AU)