Programming of CNC Machines, 3rd Edition


Programming of CNC Machines has been written in simple, easy‐to‐understand language by skilled programmers with years of experience teaching CNC machining in both formal education and informal field settings. This new edition provides full descriptions of many operation and programming functions, illustrating realistic applications through examples. This unique text provides in‐depth information on how to program turning and milling machines, applicable to almost all control systems. All theoretical explanations are kept to a minimum throughout, in order to keep from distorting the reader’s understanding of the programming. Engineers, programmers, supervisors and machine operators who need ready access to information that will solve CNC operation and programming problems will find this book exceptionally helpful.

This text contains expanded sections on CAD/CAM and Conversational Programming that offer insight into the modern methods of CNC programming. Amodern CNC controller representation is included in the Operation Section. Mathematical formula usages necessary for creating programs manually are thoroughly described. Practical examples and study questions are provided throughout. This text features improved blueprints and drawings which have been created to ANSI standards in order to improve clarity. A glossary of terminology and useful technical data and charts needed for effective programming is offered. This book illustrates how to best create each programming example through clear step‐by‐step presentations.

This is the only textbook that covers edgeCAM CAD/CAM Programming. (Project Lead the Way (PLTW) has adopted edgeCAM as the CAD/CAM program they use in their Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) courses taught at high schools across the nation.) The latest version of Mastercam (Mastercam X) is also included for the benefit of the reader.