CNC Machining and Programming: An Introduction / Edition 2

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CNC Machining and Programming is an unusually practical introduction to numerical control technology and fully explains the most recent developments in the field. Logically organized, it begins with a review of basic concepts and principles and moves on to tooling, workholding, machine setting, speeds and feeds, and part programming, before concluding with a discussion of advanced techniques. Both beginning and advanced readers will find a wealth of new information in this complete overview of CNC.

Special Features You'll Find…

  • Expanded information on high-speed CNC machines and machining.
  • New information on linear slide drives, computer-assisted programming and 3D surfacing / molding and machining.
  • Coverage of all aspects of CNC: machine construction, processing, tooling, programming, setup, and program prove-out.
  • A new and expanded conversational control section with Hurco machine controls information.
  • Actual and complete programming examples that are labeled and explained.
  • Discussions on processing, fixturing, tooling, and programming for computer numerical control.
  • Demonstrations of calculations used in CNC programming.

About the Author

With more than 30 years experience in industry and education, Thomas Crandell is currently the Director of Corporate and Professional Development at the Technology Transfer Center, Ferris State University, where he is responsible for creating standup training programs and computerized training solutions for business and industry. At the university he has also been involved in the implementation of new courses on CNC machining, computer-aided drafting, computer-aided manufacturing, and computer-integrated manufacturing. During his years in industry, Crandell served as a Senior Applications Engineer and customer CNC programmer/trainer for a major machine tool builder and a senior CNC programmer for Caterpillar Tractor Company. Additionally, he was responsible for CNC processing, fixturing, tooling, programming, machine prove-out, and customer training/startup at Ex-Cell-O Corporation. He holds a B.S. in Industrial/Vocational Education and a Masters Degree in Industrial Education.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780831131180
  • Publisher: Industrial Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/1/2002
  • Edition description: 2ND
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 544
  • Product dimensions: 6.42 (w) x 9.56 (h) x 1.44 (d)

Table of Contents

An Introduction to the Concept of Computer Numerical Control
Machine Design
Tooling for Computer Numerically Controlled Machines
Work Holding and Loading for Computer Numerically Controlled Machining
Data Preparation and Input to Machine Control Units
Terms and Definitions Associated with Part Programming and Machine Control Speeds and Feeds for Numerically Controlled Machining
Part Programming Calculations
Computer-Aided Part Programming
Advanced Techniques
Appendix A: EIA Specifications
Appendix B: Cutting Speed and Feed Information, Carbide Grades, and Power Requirement Formulas
Appendix C: Programming Exercises
Appendix D: GDT Symbols
Appendix E: Formulas
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