It's likely that you have some CNC people that need to be upgraded. And many
CNC setup people and operators aspire to become programmers. This course makes
an excellent way for to people that have had some CNC experience to get to a
You may also have CNC people that have worked exclusively with computer
aided manufacturing (CAM) systems to prepare programs. These systems, of
course, create the same G-code level CNC programs that a manual programmer
writes. If your CAM system programmers are to make the best use of your CNC
machine tools, they must possess a knowledge of manual programming. This
knowledge is required, for example, when programs must be modified at the
machine during verification and optimizing. When production time is at a
premium, it's usually best to prepare - or at least optimize - programs
manually (most of the techniques we show in our setup and cycle time reduction
courses require a firm understanding of manual programming).
In this course, students will learn the basics of manual programming. We'll
use our proven key concepts
approach, stressing the reasons why things are done as importantly as how
they're done. We stress programming for two-axis slant-bed turning centers, but
content can be expanded to include any turning center type. We can also address
various turning center accessories like bar feeder, part catcher, tailstock,
and live tooling. Specific examples and techniques will be shown for the most
popular control in the industry, the Fanuc control. Practice exercises
and programming activities will confirm understanding. We'll even visually
demonstrate program execution on a computer software based simulator for each
program students write.
Though review periods will be limited during the course due to time
constraints, the tutorial course manual provides an excellent way for students
to review the course content during the course, and long after the course is
completed. We also offer free phone assistance to any student having a question
when the course is completed.
Course name: Turning Center Programming
Machine types: Primarily two-axis slant-bed turning centers (but we
can address any turning center type)
Prerequisites: An understanding of basic machining practices.
Operation and/or setup experience a plus.