A Practical Guide to CNC Machining
Get a thorough
explanation of the entire CNC process from start to finish, including
the various machines and their uses and the necessary software and
CNC Machining Handbook describes the steps involved in
building a CNC machine to custom specifications and successfully
implementing it in a real-world application. Helpful photos and
illustrations are featured throughout. Whether you're a student,
hobbyist, or business owner looking to move from a manual manufacturing
process to the accuracy and repeatability of what CNC has to offer,
you'll benefit from the in-depth information in this comprehensive
CNC Machining Handbook covers:
- Common types of home and shop-based CNC-controlled applications
- Linear motion guide systems
- Transmission systems
- Stepper and servo motors
- Controller hardware
- Cartesian coordinate system
- CAD (computer-aided drafting) and CAM (computer-aided manufacturing) software
- Overview of G code language
- Ready-made CNC systems
Table of contents
Section I - The PhysicalMachineChapter 1. The Physical
StructureChapter 2. Guide SystemsChapter 3. Transmission SystemsChapter
4. ReducersChapter 5. MotorsChapter 6. Router or Spindle HeadSection II -
The ControllerChapter 7. Break-Out BoardsChapter 8. Power SupplyChapter
9. DrivesChapter 10. Extended Input/OutputChapter 11. Spindle
SpeedControllerChapter 12. Plasma and TorchHeight ControlChapter 13.
Emergency StopSwitchSection III - PeripheralDevicesChapter 14.
Referencing the ToolChapter 15. Homing and LimitSwitchesChapter 16.
Remote PendantControlChapter 17. Automatic ToolChangerChapter 18.
Positional FeedbackSection IV - FixturingChapter 19. Work Hold
DownChapter 20. Working AdjacentMaterial SidesSection V -
SoftwareChapter 21. CAD/CAM OverviewChapter 22. Controller
SoftwareChapter 23. RS-274DChapter 24. G-Code Editors
Alan Overby has owned, programmed, and operated several CNC
routers and engraving machines on a professional level. He was co-owner
of Custom CNC, Inc.