"CNC Trade Secrets"

October 01, 2014

Published by Industrial Press Inc., "CNC Trade Secrets: A Guide to CNC Machine Shop Practices" by James A. Harvey is your one-stop guide to help you produce machine parts faster, with fewer errors, and with less labor. Whether you are a shop owner, machinist, designer, or hobbyist, you will find yourself referring to this manual again and again.

New Features Include:

• Easy-to-read steps for going from print to part using CAD/CAM equipment

• Includes over 100 4-color photos throughout

• Useful techniques for holding and machining parts using CNC

• Ways to avoid "crashing" 3D CNC milling basics

• What CNC machines can and cannot do

• Solidworks challenges to improve your modeling skills

• Ideas for how engineers and designers can help machinists get the job done

• Practical and proven machining tips and tricks

Related Glossary Terms

  • computer numerical control ( CNC)

    computer numerical control ( CNC)

    Microprocessor-based controller dedicated to a machine tool that permits the creation or modification of parts. Programmed numerical control activates the machine’s servos and spindle drives and controls the various machining operations. See DNC, direct numerical control; NC, numerical control.

  • gang cutting ( milling)

    gang cutting ( milling)

    Machining with several cutters mounted on a single arbor, generally for simultaneous cutting.

  • milling


    Machining operation in which metal or other material is removed by applying power to a rotating cutter. In vertical milling, the cutting tool is mounted vertically on the spindle. In horizontal milling, the cutting tool is mounted horizontally, either directly on the spindle or on an arbor. Horizontal milling is further broken down into conventional milling, where the cutter rotates opposite the direction of feed, or “up” into the workpiece; and climb milling, where the cutter rotates in the direction of feed, or “down” into the workpiece. Milling operations include plane or surface milling, endmilling, facemilling, angle milling, form milling and profiling.


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