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CNC Machining Handbook: Building, Programming, and Implementation / Edition 1

CNC Machining Handbook: Building, Programming, and Implementation / Edition 1

by Alan Overby
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A Practical Guide to CNC Machining

Get a thorough explanation of the entire CNC process from start to finish, including the various machines and their uses and the necessary software and tools. CNC Machining Handbook describes the steps involved in building a CNC machine to custom specifications and successfully implementing it in a real-world application. Helpful photos and illustrations are featured throughout. Whether you're a student, hobbyist, or business owner looking to move from a manual manufacturing process to the accuracy and repeatability of what CNC has to offer, you'll benefit from the in-depth information in this comprehensive resource.

CNC Machining Handbook covers:

  • Common types of home and shop-based CNC-controlled applications
  • Linear motion guide systems
  • Transmission systems
  • Stepper and servo motors
  • Controller hardware
  • Cartesian coordinate system
  • CAD (computer-aided drafting) and CAM (computer-aided manufacturing) software
  • Overview of G code language
  • Ready-made CNC systems

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780071623018
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 10/21/2010
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 305,672
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Alan Overby has owned, programmed, and operated several CNC routers and engraving machines on a professional level. He was co-owner of Custom CNC, Inc.

Table of Contents

Section I - The Physical
Chapter 1. The Physical Structure
Chapter 2. Guide Systems
Chapter 3. Transmission Systems
Chapter 4. Reducers
Chapter 5. Motors
Chapter 6. Router or Spindle Head
Section II - The Controller
Chapter 7. Break-Out Boards
Chapter 8. Power Supply
Chapter 9. Drives
Chapter 10. Extended Input/Output
Chapter 11. Spindle Speed
Chapter 12. Plasma and Torch
Height Control
Chapter 13. Emergency Stop
Section III - Peripheral
Chapter 14. Referencing the Tool
Chapter 15. Homing and Limit
Chapter 16. Remote Pendant
Chapter 17. Automatic Tool
Chapter 18. Positional Feedback
Section IV - Fixturing
Chapter 19. Work Hold Down
Chapter 20. Working Adjacent
Material Sides
Section V - Software
Chapter 21. CAD/CAM Overview
Chapter 22. Controller Software
Chapter 23. RS-274D
Chapter 24. G-Code Editors

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