Used in hundreds of educational institutions around the world as the primary text for CNC courses, and used daily by many in-field CNC programmers and machine operators, this book literally defines CNC programming. Written with careful attention to detail, there are no compromises. Many of the changes in this new Third Edition are the direct result of comments and suggestions received from many CNC professionals in the field. This extraordinarily comprehensive work continues to be packed with over one thousand illustrations, tables, formulas, tips, shortcuts, and practical examples.
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For the eBook version? Click here. A practical, useful resource, it covers central CNC subjects, including how to program cams and tapered end mills. In addition to this hard-to-find information, more common topics, such as cutter radius offset and thread milling, are covered in great depth.
See the Table of Contents to appreciate the depth of coverage. Liberally and attractively illustrated see the Excerpt Presents detailed part programming suggestions for a variety of machining operations. Includes discussions on the following major subjects: thread milling methods, knurling, programming cams, part reversal methods, using pallet changers, applying special grooving and threading techniques, and many more. Provides numerous illustrations, charts, tables, and practical examples, allowing users to fully understand all concepts.
Many methods presented can also be adapted to programming methods using a CAM system. His comprehensive industrial background in CNC programming, machining and company-oriented training has assisted several hundred companies to benefit from his wide-ranging knowledge. Over the years, Mr. Smid has developed and delivered hundreds of customized educational programs to thousands of instructors and students at colleges and universities across United States, Canada and Europe, as well as to a large number of manufacturing companies and private sector organizations and individuals.
He has actively participated in many industrial trade shows, conferences, workshops and various seminars, including submission of papers, delivering presentations and a number of speaking engagements to professional organizations.
During his many years as a highly respected professional in the CNC industrial and educational field, he has developed tens of thousands of pages of high quality training materials. The author welcomes comments, suggestions and other input from educators, students and industrial users.
You may contact him at info industrialpress.
Books by Peter Smid
CNC Programming Techniques: An Insider’s Guide to Effective Methods and Applications
CNC Programming Techniques (eBook only)