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CNC Programming Handbook: A Comprehensive Guide to Practical CNC Programming with CDROMby Peter Smid
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Over its first two editions, this best-selling book has become the de facto standard for training and reference material at all levels of CNC programming. Used in hundreds of educational institutions around the world as the primary text for CNC courses, and used daily by many in-field CNC programmers and machine operators, this book literally defines CNC programming. Written with careful attention to detail, there are no compromises. Many of the changes in this new Third Edition are the direct result of comments and suggestions received from many CNC professionals in the field. This extraordinarily comprehensive work continues to be packed with over one thousand illustrations, tables, formulas, tips, shortcuts, and practical examples.
The enclosed CD-ROM now contains a fully functional 15-day shareware version of CNC tool path editor/simulator, NCPlot™. This powerful, easy-to-learn software includes an amazing array of features, many not found in competitive products. NCPlot offers an unmatched combination of simplicity of use and richness of features. Support for many advanced control options is standard, including a macro interpreter that simulates Fanuc and similar macro programs.
The CD-ROM also offers many training exercises based on individual chapters, along with solutions and detailed explanations. Special programming and machining examples are provided as well, in form of complete machine files, useful as actual programming resources. Virtually all files use Adobe PDF format and are set to high resolution printing.
Book News Annotation:
The third edition of this primary text for a CNC course adds expanded material on CNC lathes with live tooling, more programming examples, additional formulas and calculations, and new material on the latest Fanuc and related control systems. The enclosed CD-ROM contains a fully functional 15-day shareware version of the CNC tool path editor/simulator, NCPlot. The CD-ROM also contains training exercises based on individual chapters, along with solutions and detailed explanations. Special programming and machining examples are provided as well, in the form of complete machine files, useful as actual programming resources. Virtually all files use Adobe PDF format, and are set to high resolution printing. Smid is a consultant and trainer in CNC and CAD/CAM applications. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
This latest edition of a popular reference contains a fully functional shareware version of CNC toolpath simulator/editor, NCPlott, on the CD-ROM, a detailed section on CNC lathes with live tooling, image files of many actual parts, the latest Fanuc and related control systems, and much more.
Extraordinarily comprehensive, this popular and authoritative reference covers just about every possible subject a typical CNC programmer may encounter on a daily basis. Fully indexed to help the user quickly locate topics of interest, this ???industrial strength??? handbook presents most common programming subjects in great depth and is equally applicable to both CNC milling and CNC turning operations. Many advanced subjects are also covered, thus making this an unusually comprehensive reference for experienced professionals. Filled with over one thousand illustrations, tables, formulas, tips, shortcuts, and practical examples, this widely respected publication is structured in a logical order that is readily adaptable to virtually all levels of CNC training, from the basic to the advanced.
What??'s more a CD-ROM, packed with actual problem-solving projects and enhancing the material presented in the book, is included. Users will find programming projects and exercises for most chapters, special programming and machining projects, solutions to problems, and numerous reference files useful in CNC programming, as well as several utilities. With the majority of files in Adobe PDF, instructors will be able to quickly and easily print and distribute any of the projects, exercises, and references to their classes. Meanwhile, students and professionals will find this CD an effective self-study aid that allows them to enhance their understanding of the subject one topic at a time.
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