A one-day course for the most popular CNC machine type!
Learn techniques not commonly shown in basic courses!
So your people have been working with CNC machines for a while and are
feeling pretty comfortable with what they know. But maybe they're self taught -
and wondering if there are some things they've missed while working on their
own. Or maybe they've received your training from a local technical school or a
machine tool supplier - and you know that they only stress the easiest (or most
understandable) methods of using CNC features.
In Advanced CNC Techniques, we'll fill in the blanks for self-taught
people. And since the easiest way to handle a problem is seldom the most
efficient, we'll show several alternative uses for basic CNC features. We're
making anything not commonly addressed in basic CNC courses fair game for this
comprehensive course. While most techniques are easy to understand, you may be
surprised at the number of advanced implications are available, even for basic
We define an advanced technique as any technique that you don't currently
know about that can help you. Again, many of these techniques are quite
basic, but just not commonly known. People with from six months to one year of
experience will get the most out of this course. But even people with many
years of experience may be surprised at how many techniques they are not
We start with a presentation of basic premises for improving CNC machine
tool utilization. Next we make sure students understand parameters (many of the
techniques presented in this course are affected by parameter settings). We
then go through the various CNC programming features that have advanced
implications, including block delete techniques, sequence number techniques, a
lengthy discussion of G code techniques, M code techniques, S code techniques,
and T code techniques.
While most of the techniques can be applied to any CNC control model,
specific examples are given in the format for Fanuc controls (note that many
control manufacturers claim that their controls are Fanuc-compatible). This
course focuses on the two most popular forms of CNC machine tools, CNC
machining centers and CNC turning centers.
Course name: Advanced CNC techniques
Machine types: Machining centers and turning centers
Prerequisites: An understanding of basic G-code level programming
for the machine type/s of interest.