Synopses & Reviews
Designed to help company managers build faster and more productive CNC departments, this state-of-the-art guide outlines the main problems when dealing with computer numerical control equipment, and examines organizational concepts and strategies that can be used to achieve maximum efficiency in the CNC department. Written by an educator with extensive hands-on CNC programming and manufacturing engineering experience, it offers the most advanced programming techniques available in any book of its kind. Organizes material in a very logical progression, with each chapter building on the previous one for easy comprehension. Provides a well-rounded treatment of CNC programming by offering a sound balance between basic and more advanced topics, with thorough coverage of programming fundamentals, machine set up, manual tool radius compensation, automatic tool radius compensation, advanced programming, concept of macro programming, using computers in CNC programming, and efficiency in the CNC department. Many practical programming examples help users learn important mathematical concepts and build competitive skills necessary for programming and operating today's CNC equipment. For plant managers, production managers, and machine shop managers
Table of Contents
(NOTE: Each chapter contains a summary).
1. Fundamentals of Computer Numerical Control.
2. Programming Fundamentals.
3. Machine Setup.
4. Manual Tool Radius Compensation.
5. Automatic Tool Radius Compensation.
6. Tooling Features.
7. Programming CNC Lathes.
8. Programming CNC Milling Centers.
9. Macro Programming.
10. Using Computers in CNC Programming.
Appendix A: CNC Code List.
Appendix B: Handy Formulas for the CNC Programmer and Operator.
Appendix C: Figuring Compensation Amount When Chamfering.
Appendix D: General Safety Notes for Safe CNC Operations.
Appendix E: Answers to Chapter Self-Tests.