- Hardcover: 600 pages
- Publisher: Industrial Press, Inc.; 2nd edition (January 1, 2003)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0831131586
- ISBN-13: 978-0831131586
- Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 8 x 10 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 139 customer reviews
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CNC Programming Handbook 2nd Edition
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About the Author
Peter Smid is a professional consultant, educator, and speaker, and has many years of practical, hands-on experience with CNC and CAD/CAM applications on all levels. He consults for both manufacturers and educational institutions on the practical use of CNC technology, part programming, CAD/CAM, advanced machining, tooling, setup, and many other related fields. Hundreds of organizations have used his services and benefited from his wide-ranging industrial background in CNC programming, machining, and company-oriented training.
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You're assumed to know how to read prints and mainly how to picture in your mind or sketch the object from a standard 3 view orthographic projection drawing (front view, right side view, and top view). The front view actually gives y and z coordinates of the points of your object, right side view gives x and z, top gives x and y. This is why given two views you can draw the third using a miter line (inclined 45 degrees with respect to the y axis anywhere in the y-z plane). This is as bad as it gets and this of course pertains to a machining center. For a lathe a 2 view or even single view will suffice. The coordinate assignment which you can get right off the print as soon as you choose a convenient origin (called program zero) as explained above will be the coordinates used in your program. G codes give cutting tool movements with or without a feedrate from point to point. M codes give machine state like spindle rotates clockwise or counter clockwise or spindle stops and returns home. Enough-Send Cash! The author uses Fanuc control codes which is nearly standard as other controls may have some slight differences if any-you'll have to check the manuals. Tool movement codes are illustrated and clearly explained. Whole examples are given from print to program-quite good. A nice feature is the CD with the free 2 week trial of NCPlot software which allows you to enter your program on your pc and see the result when you run it. I would use this toward the end though if you don't plan on buying it. If you followed along so far mostly you could learn it self-study from this text. In truth there's software that reads print details from a SolidWorks file for instance and writes a good deal of the program for you. Still it's a good skill to learn, you'll need it to interpret what the CAM software is doing and to know where your input is required.
Very Nice Quality and a Very Informative book.
Required for a couple Manufacturing Classes I'm taking.
Usually a "Cheap" College Textbook is paperback and seems slapped together.
This is a Hardback copy and the overall quality is amazing for the price.
The only thing that bothers me is, as an analytical reader I catch quite a few spelling errors and I'm not but 5 chapters in.
A lot more errors than I would anticipate out of a published text.
However it's not a major deal, and the simplest minded person can easily tell what is being said.
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