Introduction to Computer Numerical Control

Series
Prentice Hall
Author
James V. Valentino / Joseph Goldenberg / AAA Predator, Inc  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
5
Language
English
Total pages
552
Pub.-date
August 2012
ISBN13
9780132176033
ISBN
0132176033


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Description

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.

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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. 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.

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Interactive dynamic displays of machining examples are presented via an full industrial quality machining simulator¿ are now available via a website: www.pearsonhighered.com/valentino.

Features

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.

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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. 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.

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Hallmark Features

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Thorough coverage of CNC technology and programming fundamentals—including linear profiles, cutter diameter compensation, subprograms, CNC lathe programming, and more

  • Brings together up-to-date coverage of everything students will need to succeed with modern CNC technology and programming¿

Extensively illustrated—helping students master concepts and techniques more quickly, and showing them modern CNC tools

  • Makes learning CNC more visual and intuitive¿

Many self-contained programming exercises—specifying operations to be performed, tooling, tool speed, tool feed, and job fixturing data

  • Gives students extensive realistic hands-on practice

Premimum Website¿contains Predator, an industrial-quality solid model machining simulator—enabling students and instructors to dynamically observe, interact with, and check their programs: www.pearsonhighered.com/valentino

  • Enables students to explore every step of the programming process more thoroughly¿

Completely-solved programming examples—walking through complete programs, emphasizing industrial standard practices and terms, and highlighting the importance of job set up

  • Students see exactly how successful programs are created¿

Program patterns included with each program—explaining what groups of programming blocks are intended to accomplish

  • Shows how to organize lines of CNC code into groups that execute specific machining operations
  • Helps students understand program structure and how programming blocks work together to solve more complex problems

Quick Trig software— enables students to solve right triangle problems quickly

  • Helps students quickly and accurately compute cutter locations on a toolpath¿

Proven pedagogy—including clear chapter objectives and summaries

  • Prepares students for what they will learn, and reinforces key concepts they have already learned

New to this Edition

New! All-new EDM chapter-thoroughly introducing wire EDM technology and programming

  • Offers an added dimension in CNC technology learning that enables students to prepare even more thoroughly for success in industry

New! Modern Computer-Aided Part Programming chapter-covering modern developments in CNC programming, using offline computers to write and store part programs, APT, CAD/CAM elements, and the use of Mastercam CNC software

  • Introduces students to modern techniques and tools 

New! Several additional useful appendices-covering safety precautions, important GDT symbols, OD/ID tool identification systems, mill and lathe simulators, and Predator simulation software

  • Makes the text an even more useful reference to students working in industry

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