Training experts agree that students learn
best when they have a light at the end of the tunnel. The more
complex the subject matter, the more important it is that
students understand what they must master to successfully
complete the course.
With our CNC video courses and course
curriculums, there are ten key concepts to CNC. The first six
are programming-related and the last four are operation-related.
If the student can master but ten basic concepts, they are
well on their way to becoming proficient with CNC.
Another benefit of the key concepts approach
is that it allows us to explain things at a broad level This
helps students get the big picture. With so many different CNC
machine and control manufacturers, it's impossible to relate
every detail of how each is handled. For this reason, students
must have the ability to adapt what they learn to their own
machine tools once they complete the course.
In each key concept, we first show the broad
and general reasoning behind how CNC functions, showing students
why they must do things as importantly as how to do them.
The same reasoning can be applied to any form of CNC machine
tool. Indeed, the same key concepts apply to both machining
centers and turning centers!
Once they understand this reasoning, we show
them specific techniques needed to apply each key concept to the
most popular control in the industry. All specific examples
given are for the Fanuc control. We chose Fanuc as our example
control since it is so popular, and since many control
manufacturers claim that their controls are Fanuc- compatible
(Mitsubishi-Meldas, Mazatrol, Yasnac, Haas, Fadal, and others).