CNC Programming Handbook, 3rd Edition


CNC Programming Handbook has earned the title of the standard for training as well as reference content at all levels of computer numerical control programming. A wealth of educational institutions around the world use this handbook as the primary text for CNC courses. In addition, thousands of programmers and machine operators employ it on the shop floor.

This new 600‐page 3rd Edition resource incorporates comments and suggestions from hundreds of professionals in the field. The result is an extraordinary volume that is additionally packed with over one thousand illustrations, tables, formulas, tips, shortcuts and pragmatic examples.

The included CD‐ROM contains a fully functional 15‐day shareware version of CNC tool path editor/simulator, NCPlot™. This powerful, easy‐to‐learn program includes an amazing collection of features, many of which are not found in competitive products. NCPlot offers an unrivaled blend of simplicity of use and richness of features. Support for many advanced control options is standard, including an interpreter that simulates Fanuc and similar macro programs.

Here are some other benefits:

  • Featured on the CD‐ROM are numerous training exercises keyed to individual chapters.
  • Special programming and machining examples are provided in the form of complete machine files useful as actual programming resources.
  • Virtually all files employ the ubiquitous Adobe PDF format, enabling high‐resolution printing.

Readers will also discover the following in CNC Programming Handbook:

  • A detailed section on CNC lathes with live tooling, including examples.
  • Image files of many actual parts, used as examples.
  • More programming examples (both in printed text and on the CD‐ROM.)
  • It is optimized for the latest Fanuc and related control systems.
  • Additional formulas, calculations and handy reference material are included.
  • Fourth axis programming (indexing and rotary.)
  • CD‐ROM based projects, including several as interactive PDF forms.
  • Improved index for easier and more effective topic search.