CNC Programming Handbook: A Comprehensive Guide to Practical CNC Programming

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Industrial Press Inc., 2003 - Computers - 508 pages
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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 machinists, programmers, engineers, and supervisors. 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.

CNC Programming Handbook has just become more valuable than ever! A new CD-ROM, packed with actual problem-solving projects and enhancing the material presented in the book, is included for the first time. 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.

  • Presents complete information on various programming techniques, from the basic areas to dozens of advanced concepts.
  • Includes more than 1,000 illustrations, tables, formulas, tips, shortcuts and real-world examples.
  • Offers unparalleled reference material useful for skills training at all levels of CNC.
  • Presents an encyclopedic, logically organized approach to CNC programming, allowing the reader to look up a subject of interest only.
  • Uses cross references throughout to guide the reader to the proper answer or solution to a problem.
 

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Contents

NUMERICAL CONTROL
1
REAMING
8
FEATURES AND SPECIFICATIONS
13
CONTROL SYSTEM
20
MANUAL DATA INPUT MDI
26
PART COMPLEXITY
31
MACHINING SEQUENCE
37
FORMAT NOTATION
43
APPLYING CUTTER RADIUS OFFSET
254
OVERVIEW OF GENERAL RULES
261
Plane Selection
269
PERIPHERAL MILLING
275
SLOTS AND POCKETS
281
CIRCULAR POCKETS
289
FUNCTIONS FOR GEAR RANGES
298
PROGRAMMING A RECESS
304

PROGRAM COMMENTS
45
MISCELLANEOUS FUNCTIONS
53
SEQUENCE BLOCK
61
CONFLICTING WORDS IN A BLOCK
66
DIAMETER PROGRAMMING
73
SPINDLE STOP
80
SINGLE POINT BORING
81
FEEDRATE CONTROL
87
14TOOL FUNCTION
93
T FUNCTION FOR LATHES
103
MACHINE REFERENCE POINT
108
MACHINING CENTERS APPLICATION
114
18WORK OFFSETS
123
TOOL LENGTH OFFSET
131
PROGRAMMING FORMATS
137
RAPID POSITIONING
143
MACHINE ZERO RETURN
149
RETURN TO PRIMARY MACHINE ZERO
151
LINEAR INTERPOLATION
159
PROGRAMMING EXAMPLES
165
DWELL COMMAND
171
FIXED CYCLES
177
BORING WITH A TOOL SHIFT
178
MULTILEVEL DRILLING
186
MACHINING HOLES
191
PECK DRILLING
199
PATTERN OF HOLES
217
BOLT HOLE CIRCLE PATTERN
223
CIRCULAR INTERPOLATION
235
CUTTER RADIUS OFFSET
247
G94 FACE CUTTING CYCLE
312
GROOVING ON LATHES
323
MULTIPLE GROOVES
330
THREADING ON CNC LATHES
339
TOOL REFERENCE POINT
348
ONEBLOCK METHOD CALCULATIONS
355
TAPERED THREAD
361
SUBPROGRAMS
367
PROGRAM PLANNING
373
TOOL CHANGE SUBPROGRAM
379
DATA SETTING
386
MIRROR IMAGE
393
COORDINATE ROTATION
399
SCALING FUNCTION
405
HELICAL MILLING
417
THREAD MILLING SIMULATION METHOD
425
B AXIS AND OFFSETS
431
AUTOMATIC PALLET CHANGER
437
HORIZONTAL BORING MILL
439
PROGRAM DOCUMENTS
447
PROGRAM VERIFICATION
453
Order of Machining
460
INTERFACING TO DEVICES
465
MATH IN CNC PROGRAMMING
471
CALCULATIONS OF TRIANGLES
477
ADVANCED CALCULATIONS
480
A REFERENCE TABLES
491
SINGLE POINT THREADING
503
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