The CNC Workshop with CDROM Paperback – Oct 2001
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From the Back Cover
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.
Top Customer Reviews
What's really great is that once you learn a concept, you can try it out on the simulators. That really speeds up the learning process and helps retention. You can immediately answer any questions you have about how things actually work by doing little experiments.
Except for a few rough edges on the simulators, everything worked great. We had a little trouble with the file structure of the CD under Windows 2000 NTFS. The programs worked except it wouldn't autorun the install program or let you browse the CD. Finally we had to clone the CD on Win98 to get it to work on Windows 2000.
The best book I've seen on CNC yet, all because of the CD. Not perfect, but highly recommended.
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.
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.
Most recent customer reviews
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.Published on Nov. 26 2001 by Tony T
This book, like its' predecessor do an injustice to CNC education. The authors seem to have little if any real life CNC experience, based on the very large amount of programming... Read morePublished on Oct. 27 2001 by ken daley
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