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A Practical Guide to CNC Machining
Get a thorough explanation of the entire CNC process from start to finish, including the various machines and their uses and the necessary software and tools. CNC Machining Handbook describes the steps involved in building a CNC machine to custom specifications and successfully implementing it in a real-world application. Helpful photos and illustrations are featured throughout. Whether you're a student, hobbyist, or business owner looking to move from a manual manufacturing process to the accuracy and repeatability of what CNC has to offer, you'll benefit from the in-depth information in this comprehensive resource.
CNC Machining Handbook covers: Common types of home and shop-based CNC-controlled applications Linear motion guide systems Transmission systems Stepper and servo motors Controller hardware Cartesian coordinate system CAD (computer-aided drafting) and CAM (computer-aided manufacturing) software Overview of G code language Ready-made CNC systems
Complete coverage of building, programming, and implementing a CNC machine
This book provides a no-nonsense approach to the world of CNC (Computer Numerically Controlled) devices. The author provides a thorough exploration of the entire CNC process from start to finish, and includes information on all topics, such as guide and transmission systems, motors, the controller, drives, peripheral devices, and programming the software that makes the CNC run.
CNC Machining Handbook covers everything from the raw materials to finished product. The book explains the actual mechanics and specific steps involved in building a CNC machine to custom specifications and successfully implementing it in a real-world application.
About the Author
Alan Overby has owned, programmed, and operated several CNC routers and engraving machines on a professional level. He was co-owner of Custom CNC, Inc.
Table of Contents
Section I - The Physical Machine Chapter 1. The Physical Structure Chapter 2. Guide Systems Chapter 3. Transmission Systems Chapter 4. Reducers Chapter 5. Motors Chapter 6. Router or Spindle Head Section II - The Controller Chapter 7. Break-Out Boards Chapter 8. Power Supply Chapter 9. Drives Chapter 10. Extended Input/Output Chapter 11. Spindle Speed Controller Chapter 12. Plasma and Torch Height Control Chapter 13. Emergency Stop Switch Section III - Peripheral Devices Chapter 14. Referencing the Tool Chapter 15. Homing and Limit Switches Chapter 16. Remote Pendant Control Chapter 17. Automatic Tool Changer Chapter 18. Positional Feedback Section IV - Fixturing Chapter 19. Work Hold Down Chapter 20. Working Adjacent Material Sides Section V - Software Chapter 21. CAD/CAM Overview Chapter 22. Controller Software Chapter 23. RS-274D Chapter 24. G-Code Editors