About the Author
Michael has been president of Precision Cad/Cam Systems, Inc. since its inception in 1986. His 15 years experience working in machine shops and six years managing and overseeing manufacturing. He has programmed for a wide variety of CNC machines with different controls; working for machine shops that vary from high productions to job shop one-piece space flight hardware. He has spent the last few years learning on rapid manufacturing and rapid prototyping techniques; this knowledge has led to some interesting ideas. He has also been instructing at a local college for over 10 years as the CNC programming instructor teaching several different CAM packages. This brings a perspective to this manual as he has seen how a wide variety of machine shops, job shop and RP houses do their programming.