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The CNC Workshop with CDROM [Paperback]

Frank Nanfara , Derek Murphy , Tony Uccello
2.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

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Book Description

October 2001 0130914126 978-0130914125 2nd edition
The CNC Workshop, the only CNC-related book with simulation software, is a flexible, unique package where the programming code that is learned and generated by the reader can either be sent to an actual machine or to the simulation software. It is an excellent simulation and animation tool for milling and turning, which can be used to test existing programs or write and edit new ones. This book covers the basics of Computer Numerical Control programming, including step-by-step coverage of machining processes, fundamentals of CNC and basic CNC programming concepts. It can be used as a stand-alone book or can be used as a supplement. The book and software package is an excellent instruction tool for CNC programming. KEY TOPICS- Chapter topics include Introduction to CNC; CNC Fundamentals and Vocabulary; Programming Concepts; Interactive Simulation Software; CNC Milling; Turning; Introduction to CAD/CAM; Workbook Exercises. MARKET- For readers interested in Numerical Control Programming, Automated Manufacturing, and Controls/Systems Process.
Features and Benefits

NEW—CD Updated.
Improves performance and installation.
The only CNC-related text with simulation software that can replace or supplement actual machining experience.
Students can learn basic part programming without actually using a CNC Mill and Lathe.
The simulation software features interactive editing of part programs. The part shape is constantly updated as each new line of CNC code is added or changed.
Coverage of the basics of CNC programming—With step-by-step coverage of machining processes, an introductory chapter on CAD/CAM, and an overview of MasterCAM.
A review of machining terms and procedures, many exercises and programming examples, and appendices with speeds and feeds and answers to exercises.


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The CNC Workshop, the only CNC-related book with simulation software, is a flexible, unique package where the programming code that is learned and generated by the reader can either be sent to an actual machine or to the simulation software. It is an excellent simulation and animation tool for milling and turning, which can be used to test existing programs or write and edit new ones. This book covers the basics of Computer Numerical Control programming, including step-by-step coverage of machining processes, fundamentals of CNC and basic CNC programming concepts. It can be used as a stand-alone book or can be used as a supplement. The book and software package is an excellent instruction tool for CNC programming. Chapter topics include Introduction to CNC; CNC Fundamentals and Vocabulary; Programming Concepts; Interactive Simulation Software; CNC Milling; Turning; Introduction to CAD/CAM; Workbook Exercises. For readers interested in Numerical Control Programming, Automated Manufacturing, and Controls/Systems Process.

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5.0 out of 5 stars I Totally Agree with the Previous Review! May 4 2004
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
I have spent hundreds of dollars looking for the perfect CNC "all in one" book. I have read all the reviews from "CNC authorities(LOL)" bad mouthing this book/CD. The CNC Workshop is the book you want if you know nothing about CNC and would prefer a multimedia presentation and a CNC Milling simulator and a CNC turning simulator to try your hand at machining a CNC part on your computer.
READ THIS!: This is strictly an introduction to CNC..That's all!..That's all it was meant to be!..and it is darn good at what it does. After you have saturated your brain with the info in the multimedia presentation...get the CNC Programming Handbook by Peter Smid to get you past the basics.
I have used the multimedia presentation numerous times to teach new CNC operators the basics. You have to start somewhere and this is an entertaining way to learn.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Get a Life! May 11 2002
Format:Paperback
As a 12 year experienced journeyman, I found the book and program to do exactly what was expected. When someone buys a book or tries to learn from a book. Its intended purpose is to teach a person the foundation of the subject matter. This book was designed to give just that. I have tested the software and found no problems that would have not occurred in a real life situation. Do not teach students that if your CNC does not work or crashes, than the CNC machine or manufacturer [stinks]! To the teachers of the world that complain that it does not work. Get a Life! In the real world, CNC operations do just what you complain about, they CRASH. Now teach your students how to correct the problem. Stop teaching them how to complain. The software and book, and any book of learning, are not intended to make you and expert. It is to TEACH people that want to learn about the subject mater! Do to the number of different CNC interfaces that are on the market or being used in the REAL world. The book tells you right from the beginning, that codes are different to each machine manufacturer. That most machines are based off of the ISO standards, but use their own codes. If someone wants to learn the foundation of CNC's then this is a book for them.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Could I get my money back?? Nov. 26 2001
By Tony T
Format:Paperback
My school gave me CNC Workshop and we never use it. I put programming into simulation and doesn't work. I think there is much missing information.
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2.0 out of 5 stars A poorly written, inaccurate text Oct. 27 2001
Format:Paperback
This book sells well because of the simulator CD which impresses beginners and highschool level students. Anyone with CNC machining experience and know-how will come away disappointed.
CNC Workshop illustrates dozens of factual errors in programming format, it contains some glaring omissions, and spends far too much space promoting its own flawed software. This software has crashed and frozen up in many of my students' computers and fails to accurately portray CNC motion.
This is an adequate book for very basic level CNC knowledge or for people with only elementary knowledge of the English language. It does an acceptable job of explaining some basic NC concepts and the multimedia package (NOT the simulator) is fairly helpful for educators. It would be a fine book for $35 in a highschool shop class, but does not deserve to share shelf space with books by Smid, Lynch, Valentino, Krar, or Curran.
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