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Introduction to Computer Numerical Control, CourseSmart eTextbook, 5th Edition

By Joseph Goldenberg, AAA Predator, Inc, James V. Valentino

Published by Prentice Hall

Published Date: Oct 9, 2012


For all introductory courses in Computer Numerical Control (CNC), including undergraduate courses of both one and two semesters, typically offered in freshman year, at community colleges, or at trade schools.


This is the industry’s most thorough, easy-to-follow, and well-illustrated introduction to the fundamentals of CNC technology and programming. Throughout, it relies on illustrations and interactive software to promote learning, not lengthy narratives. Coverage includes: programming linear profiles, programming with cutter diameter compensation, programming with subprograms, CNC lathe programming, and more. Interactive dynamic displays of machining examples are presented via an full industrial quality machining simulator included on an accompanying CD. Program patterns are provided with many programs, quickly explaining what groups of programming blocks are intended to accomplish. This edition contains an all-new chapter on wire EDM technology and programming, as well as new and updated reference appendices.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Computer Numerical Control Manufacturing

2. Modern Machine Tool Controls

3. Tooling for Hole and Milling Operations

4. Exploring Features of CNC Manufacturing Centers

5. Review of Basic Blueprint Reading for CNC Programmers

6. Mathematics for CNC Programming

7. An Overview of CNC Shop Activities

8. Word Address Programming

9. Programming Hole Operations

10. Programming Linear Profiles

11. Programming Circular Profiles

12. Programming with Cutter Diameter Compensation

13. Programming with Subprograms

14. Introduction to the CNC Lathe

15. Fundamental Concepts of CNC Lathe Programming

16. Techniques and Fixed Cycles for CNC Lathe Programming

17. Introduction to CNC Wire EDM

18. Modern Computer-Aided Part Programming


Appendix A: Important Safety Precautions

Appendix B: Summaries of Codes

Appendix C: Recommended Speeds and Feeds for Drilling, Milling, and Turning

Appendix D: Summary of Important Machining Formulas

Appendix E: Tables of Important GDT Symbols

Appendix F: Identification System for OD and ID Tools

Appendix G: Running the Mill Simulator

Appendix H: Writing and Verifying Mill Part Programs via Predator Simulation Software

Appendix I: Running the Lathe Simulator

Appendix J: Writing and Verifying Turn Part Programs via Predator Simulation Software


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