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Books on CNC Machining


CNC Programming Handbook
CNC Programming HandbookClick for a Bigger Picture
By Peter Smid
Third edition, 2007, 7 X 10 illustrated hardcover
600 pages
Includes CD-ROM

Over its first two editions, this best-selling book has become the de facto standard for training and reference material at all levels of CNC programming.
Used in hundreds of educational institutions around the world as the primary text for CNC courses, and used daily by many in-field CNC programmers and machine operators, this book literally defines CNC programming.
Many of the changes in this new Third Edition are the direct result of comments and suggestions received from many CNC professionals in the field. Packed with over 1000 illustrations, tables, formulas, tips, shortcuts, and practical examples.
CNC Programming Handbook presents material on virtually all CNC programming subjects in great detail and discusses CNC milling and turning operations.
Written with the CNC programmer working in the field in mind, this guide covers just about every subject a typical programmer may encounter on a daily basis.
Besides being an invaluable in-depth reference for machinists, programmers, engineers and supervisors, CNC Programming Handbook is well suited for use as a basic text in a wide variety of CNC training programs.
Quantity Price Model Description

$67.45 BK-CNCPRO CNC Programming Handbook

Computer Numerical Control Simplified
Computer Numerical Control SimplifiedClick for a Bigger Picture
By Steve Krar and Arthur Gill
2000, 7 X 10 illustrated hardcover
Includes CD-ROM
OVERVIEW
The authors have designed this book to take the mystery out of CNC - to put it in a logical sequence and express it in simple language that everyone can understand. This reference covers everything from programming basics to bench-top teaching machines to industrial machines to milling and turning programming to an introduction to CAD/CAM.
FEATURES
Fanuc compatible programming, the accepted world standard, is used in programming examples, and codes are explained as they are used.
A CAD/CAM software program, included in the book, makes it possible to design a part on the computer, generate machining codes, and simulate the tool path to check for programming errors.
An overview of Virtual Reality NC is included, so students are aware of a new technology that is revolutionizing the design and manufacture of products.
CONTENTS
Introduction to CNC
Computers in Manufacturing
How CNC Operates
Programming Data
Interpolation
Simple Programming
CNC Maching Center (Mill)
CNC Turning Centers (Lathe)
CNC Manufacturing Outlook
Glossary
Appendix
Index
Quantity Price Model Description

$58.50 BK-CNCSIM CNC Simplified (book with CD-ROM)

CNC Control Setup for Milling and Turning
CNC Control Setup for Milling and Turning
Mastering CNC Control Systems
Peter Smid
314 Pages, Hardcover, 2010

From the author of CNC Programming Handbook and CNC Programming Techniques.

CNC Control Setup for Milling and Turning covers CNC control setup in practical detail.
It lives up to its subtitle, Mastering CNC Control Systems.
This unique reference from the author of the best-selling CNC Programming Handbook features nearly all of the activities a typical CNC operator performs on a daily basis.
Starting with overall descriptions and in-depth explanations of various features, it goes much further and is sure to be a valuable resource for anyone involved in CNC.

Describes working with all types of offsets for milling and turning applications, interpretation of part programs, applying trial cuts, making program changes, and much more.
Places emphasis on troubleshooting many common problems that occur in CNC operations.
Presents suggested methods of correction, along with methods of prevention.
Quantity Price Model Description

$53.90 BK-CNCSETUP CNC Control Setup

Learning Mastercam Mill
Learning Mastercam MillClick for a Bigger Picture
By James Valentino and Joseph Goldenberg
2004, illustrated softcover
Includes CD-ROM with student version of Mastercam Mill
Quantity Price Model Description

$60.75 BK-MASTER Learning Mastercam Mill

CNC Programming Techniques
CNC Programming TechniquesClick for a Bigger Picture
CNC Programming Techniques
Peter Smid
448 pages, Illustrated, 7 x 10
Published: November, 2005

OVERVIEW
Written by the author of the bestselling CNC Programming Handbook and the recent release Fanuc CNC Custom Macros,
this practical and very useful resource covers several programming subjects, including how to program cams and tapered
end mills, that are virtually impossible to find anywhere. Other, more common, subjects, such as cutter radius offset and
thread milling are covered in great depth.

FEATURES
* Presents detailed part programming suggestions for a variety of machining operations.
* Includes discussions on the following major subjects: thread milling methods, knurling, programming live tools
on CNC lathes, part reversal methods, using pallet changers, applying special grooving and threading
techniques, and many more.
* Provides numerous illustrations, charts, tables, and practical examples, allowing users to fully understand all concepts.
* Many methods presented can also be adapted to programming methods using a CAM system.

CONTENTS
* Program Development
* Calculating Contour Points
* Formulas for Contouring
* Part Reversal
* Programming Tapers
* Special Purpose G-codes
* Tool Length Offset Change
* Block Skip Applications
* Polar Coordinates
* Cutter Radius Offset in Depth
* Turning and Boring
* Four-Axis Lathe
* Techniques for Grooving
* Techniques for Threading
* Subprogram Development
* Using Tapered End Mills
* Knurling on CNC Lathes
* Programming Cams
* Pallet Changers
* Thread Milling
* Working with Planes
* Introduction to Macros
* Rigid Tapping
Quantity Price Model Description

$57.55 BK-CNCPT CNC Programming Techniques

Fanuc CNC Custom Macros
Fanuc CNC Custom MacrosClick for a Bigger Picture
Fanuc CNC Custom Macros, Book with CD-ROM included.
Peter Smid
311 pages
Published: December, 2005

OVERVIEW
This is the standard version of this book. A combo version including an 'e-book' on CD is available as well (please call for this).
An invaluable companion to the authors best selling CNC Programming Handbook, this book is a general introduction to
the subject of macros (known as Custom Macros or User Macros). Its purpose is to make you aware of what macros are,
how to develop them, and how to use them effectively. It also explores important related subjects and identifies several other
helpful topics in this increasingly important and exciting field of CNC programming.

FEATURES
* Offers many practical dos and donts while covering all the popular Fanuc control systems exclusively.
* Provides the basis for exploring in great depth the extremely wide and rich
field of programming tools that macros are.
* Numerous examples and sample programs are used throughout that serve as practical applications of the techniques
presented and as the basis of ready-to-run macro programs.
* Includes a CD containing all of the sample programs.

CONTENTS
* Position Data
* Auto Mode Operations
* Editing Macros
* Parametric Programming
* Family of Similar Parts
* Macros for Machining
* Custom Cycles
* External Output
* Probing with Macros
* Additional Resources
* Macro Course Outline
* Index
* What's on the CD?
Quantity Price Model Description

$52.00 BK-FCNCCM Fanuc CNC Custom Macros w/ CD

Learning Mastercam X2 Mill 2DStep by Step
Learning Mastercam X2 Mill 2DStep by StepClick for a Bigger Picture
Learning Mastercam X2 Mill 2D Step by Step
James Valentino and Joseph Goldenberg
600 pages, Illustrated, 8 x 10
March, 2008

OVERVIEW

This unique text presents a thorough introduction to Mastercam X2 Mill for students with little or no prior experience.
It can be used in virtually any educational setting -- from four-year engineering schools to community colleges and voc/tech schools to industrial training centers -- and will also serve as a reliable reference for on-the-job use or as a self-study manual.
The award-winning authors have carefully arranged the contents in a clear and logical sequence and have used many hundreds of visuals instead of wordy explanations.
It covers all of important features incorporated into X2 such as file tracking, change recognition, quick masks, autocursor locking, fastpoint mode, and power keys.
An enclosed CD contains Mastercam X2 Mill Demo and also includes examples and exercises from the text for student practice.
Learning Mastercam X2 Mill 2D Step by Step is sure to become a valuable resource for anyone learning or using Mastercam X2 Mill.

Features


Emphasizes student-friendly graphical displays in place of long explanations and definitions.
Includes an overview of the process of generating a word address program.
Presents numerous examples that provide step-by-step instructions with graphical displays.
Eliminates flipping between pages by featuring all explanations on the same page as the example.
Contains exercises at the end of each chapter.
Features a process plan for many machining exercises to indicate the machining operations to be performed and the tools to be used.
Includes the official fully-functional demo version of Mastercam X2 on a CD that also contains files keyed to selected examples so students can follow interactively when learning a procedure.
The CD also contains part files for machining exercises.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Mastercam X2
Creating 2D Geometry
Additional Tools for CAD
Generating Hole Operations in 2D Space
Profiling and Pocketing in 2D Space
Editing Machining Operations Via the Operations Manager
Using Transform to Rotate or Mirror Existing Toolpaths
Using a Library to Save or Import Machining Operations
Using Tabs and Work Offsets
Customizing Mastercam X2
Quantity Price Model Description

$65.50 BK-LMCXM2D Learning Mastercam X2 Mill in 2D

Programming of Computer Numerically Controlled Machines, Third Edition
Programming of Computer Numerically Controlled Machines, Third EditionClick for a Bigger Picture
Programming of Computer Numerically Controlled Machines, Third Edition
Ken Evans
500 pages, Illustrated, 7 x 10
Published: April 2007

OVERVIEW

Written in simple, easy-to-understand language by skilled programmers with years of experience teaching CNC machining
to the industry and in formal education settings, Programming of Computer Numerically Controlled Machines provides full
descriptions of many operation and programming functions and illustrates their practical applications through examples. It
provides in-depth information on how to program turning and milling machines, which is applicable to almost all control
systems. It keeps all theoretical explanations to a minimum throughout so that they do not distort an understanding of the
programming. And because of the wide range of information available about the selection of tools, cutting speeds, and the
technology of machining, it is sure to benefit engineers, programmers, supervisors, and machine operators who need ready
access to information that will solve CNC operation and programming problems.

FEATURES

* Contains expanded sections on CAD/CAM and Conversational Programming that offer insight into the modern methods of
CNC programming.
* Includes a modern CNC controller representation in the Operation Section.
* Thoroughly describes mathematical formula usage necessary for creating programs manually.
* Provides practical examples and study questions throughout, allowing users to demonstrate their proficiency.
* Features improved blueprints and drawings recreated to ANSI standards in order to improve clarity.
* Offers a glossary of terminology and useful technical data and charts needed for effective programming.
* Illustrates how to create each programming example through clear step-by-step presentations.
* Covers edgeCAM CAD/CAM programming. This is used in many high schools in Computer Integrated Manufacturing courses.
Covers Mastercam X

CONTENTS
Part 1: CNC Basics
* Part 1 Study Questions
Part 2: CNC Machine Operation/Operation Panel Descriptions
Part 3: Programming CNC Turning Centers
Part 4: Programming CNC Machining Centers
Part 5: Computer-Aided Design and Computer-Aided Manufacturing CAD/CAM
Part 6: Computer-Aided Manufacturing from a Solid Model
Part 7: Mazatrol Conversational Programming
Appendix. Glossary
Index
Quantity Price Model Description

$45.50 BK-PCNCM Programming of CNC Machines, 3rd Edition

AutoCAD Pocket Reference
AutoCAD Pocket ReferenceClick for a Bigger Picture
AutoCAD Pocket Reference (6th edition)
Cheryl R. Shrock (Updated by Steve Heather)
Illustrated, 5 x 7
Published: 2014

Organized in 13 sections, this indispensable aid and handy reference is perfect for students, teachers, and all on the job.
AutoCAD users who are on the go and need an occasional reminder on how to use a command.
This pocket reference is not intended to be a substitute for an introductory textbook.

All sections updated to reflect AutoCAD 2013/2014 styles, including all new images and many amended and new illustrations.
Totally revised and reformatted Table of Contents and Index, making it much easier to pick out the correct page number for the topic you need.

All Arc illustrations have been redrawn to eliminate the need to rotate pages
Hatch command coverage updated to reflect the new methods in AutoCAD 2013/2014
A new section on opening multiple files in AutoCAD 2014.
A new section on creating an Autodesk 360 account, plus how to save and open files to Autodesk 360 Cloud.
All the new commands and additions to the Command Line in AutoCAD 2014.
Quantity Price Model Description

$10.90 BK-ACPR5 AutoCAD Pocket Reference - 5th Ed (sale - last copy)

$20.90 BK-ACPR6 AutoCAD Pocket Reference - 6th Ed

Exercise Workbook for Beginning AutoCAD 2015
Exercise Workbook for Beginning AutoCAD 2015Click for a Bigger Picture
Exercise Workbook for Beginning AutoCAD 2015
Cheryl R. Shrock and Steve Heather
550 pages, Illustrated, 8.5 x 11
Published: 2014

Includes 30-day AutoCAD 2015 Trial Software on the enclosed CD.

For Use with the PC version of AutoCAD 2015 only

This is the right book for users if they’re new to AutoCAD or want to brush up on the basics.
All exercises print easily on a standard 8 ˝ x 11 printer.

The New Tab page containing two sliding content frames, Learn and Create, enabling you to quickly access recent drawing files, templates, product updates and online resources.
Dark color interface which includes the Ribbon, Status Bar and Palettes.
This contrasts with the dark model space and reduces eye strain.
Graphics Performance dialog box making it easier to change graphics settings.
Lasso selection giving greater control when selecting objects.

Totally updated for AutoCAD 2015 and 2015 LT.

Improved Features include Enhanced Status Bar giving greater control on the tools you want displayed;
Reorganized View Ribbon making it easier to control the visibility of the UCS Icon, Navigation Bar, ViewCube and Layout Tabs; and Improved graphics with Line Smoothing.
AutoCAD 2015 30-Day Trial Version included on the enclosed DVD.
Ideal for classroom instruction or as a self-study tutorial.
Provides only what you need without all of the jargon.
Includes 30 lessons with step by step instructions followed by exercises designed for practicing the commands learned within the lesson.
Each lesson starts very simple and progresses to more complex.
The approach taken is to familiarize you with the drawing commands first, and then teach users to create their own setup drawings.
Each lesson is explained clearly and in a non-intimidating manner.
Quantity Price Model Description

$35.90 BK-BACAD15 Exercise Workbook -Beginning AutoCAD 2015

Applied Inventor
Applied InventorClick for a Bigger Picture
Applied Inventor
L. Scott Hansen, Ph.D.
400 pages, Illustrated, 8.5 x 11
Published: 2006

OVERVIEW
This unique reference was written with the intention that users can learn inventor on their own with little or no outside
help. Unlike other books of its kind, it begins at a very basic level and ends at a fairly advanced level. It's perfect for anyone
enrolled in Engineering and Technology programs, as well as professionals interested in learning Autodesk Inventor.

FEATURES
* Provides step-by-step instructions along with numerous illustrations.
* Commands are shown in bold for those who would rather not read every word of instruction.
* Includes graphic illustration for each step for those who would rather learn visually.
* Contains small notes on most illustrations to further clarify instructions.

CONTENTS

Getting Started
* Create a simple sketch using the Sketch Panel
* Dimension a sketch using the General Dimension command
* Extrude a sketch in the Part Features Panel using the Extrude command
* Create a fillet in the Part Features Panel using the Fillet command
* Create a hole in the Part Features Panel using the Extrude command
* Create a counter bore in the Part Features Panel using the Hole command

Learning More Basics
* Revolve a sketch in the Part Features Panel using the Revolve command
* Create a hole in the Part Features Panel using the Extrude command
* Create a series of holes in the Part Features Panel using the Circular Hole command

Learning to Detail Part Drawings
* Create an Orthographic view using the Drawing Views Panel
* Create a Solid Model using the Edit Views command

Advanced Detail Drawing Procedures
* Create an Auxiliary View using the Drawing Views Panel
* Create a Section View using the Drawing Views Panel
* Dimension views using the Drawing Annotation Panel
* Create Text using the Drawing Annotation Panel

Learning to Edit Existing Solid Models
* Edit the part using the Sketch Panel
* Edit the part using the Extrude command
* Edit the part using the Fillet command

Advanced Design Procedures
* Learn to use the X, Y, and Z
* Learn to use the Wireframe viewing
* Learn to project geometry to a new sketch
* Learn to use the Shell command

Introduction to Assembly View Procedures
* Learn to import existing solid models into the Assembly Panel
* Learn to constrain all parts in the Assembly Panel
* Learn to edit/modify parts while in the Assembly Panel
* Learn to assign colors to different parts in the Assembly Panel
* Learn to drive constraints to simulate motion
* Learn to create an .avi file while in the Assembly Panel

Introduction the Presentation Panel
* Learn to import existing solid models into the Presentation Panel
* Learn to design parts trails in the Presentation Panel
Quantity Price Model Description

$35.65 BK-AI Applied Inventor

Applied Solidworks
Applied SolidworksClick for a Bigger Picture
Applied Solidworks
L. Scott Hansen, Ph.D.
400 pages, Illustrated, 8.5 x 11
Published: 2006

OVERVIEW
This unique reference was written with the intention that users can learn Solidworks on their own with little or no outside
help. Unlike other books of its kind, it begins at a very basic level and ends at a fairly advanced level. Its perfect for anyone
enrolled in Engineering and Technology programs, as well as professionals interested in learning Solidworks.
FEATURES
* Provides step-by-step instructions along with numerous illustrations.
* Commands are shown in bold for those who would rather not read every word of instruction.
* Includes graphic illustration for each step for those who would rather learn visually.
* Contains small notes on most illustrations to further clarify instructions.

CONTENTS

Getting Started
* Create a simple sketch using the Sketch command
* Dimension a sketch using the Smart Dimension command
* Extrude a sketch using the Features command
* Create a fillet using the Fillet command
* Create a hole using the Extrude command
* Create a counter bore using the Hole command

Learning More Basics
* Revolve a sketch using the Revolve command
* Create a hole using the Extrude command
* Create a series of holes using the Circular Hole command

Learning to Detail Part Drawings
* Create an Orthographic View using the Drawing commands

Advanced Detail Drawing Procedures
* Create an Auxiliary View using the Drawing commands
* Create a Section View using the Drawing commands
* Dimension views using the Drawing commands
* Create Text using the Drawing Annotation Panel

Learning to Edit Existing Solid Models
* Edit the part using the Sketch commands
* Edit the part using the Extrude command
* Edit the part using the Chamfer command

Advanced Design Procedures
* Learn to use the Front, Top, and Right Planes
* Learn to use the Wireframe viewing command
* Learn to Convert Entities on to a new sketch
* Learn to use the Shell command

Introduction to Assembly View Procedures
* Learn to insert existing solid models into the Assembly commands
* Learn to constrain all parts using the Mate command
* Learn to edit/modify parts while in the Assembly command
* Learn to assign colors to different parts in the Assembly command
* Learn to drive constraints to simulate motion
Quantity Price Model Description

$35.65 BK-AS Applied Solidworks

Exercise Workbook for Advanced AutoCAD 2005
Exercise Workbook for Advanced AutoCAD 2005Click for a Bigger Picture
Exercise Workbook for Advanced AutoCAD 2005 with 30 Day AutoCAD Trial Edition
Cheryl Shrock
400 pages, Illustrated, 8.5 x 11
Published: October, 2004

OVERVIEW
Continue your AutoCAD education with this companion to the 'Beginning' workbook. Completely updated for AutoCAD
2005 and 2005 LT software, this workbook includes 21 non-intimidating, easy to follow lessons and 3 on-the-job type
projects in Architecture, Electro-mechanical and Mechanical fields. It includes step-by-step instructions on how to create
customized borders, title blocks, page setups, Isometric drawings, DesignCenter, Xref, Attributes, Ordinate dimensioning,
Geometric Tolerances and more. It also provides the basics for 3D solid modeling, such as using solid primitives, Boolean
operations, extrude, slice, rotate, revolve, dimension and print.

FEATURES
AutoCAD 2005 30-Day Trial Version included on the enclosed CD-ROM.
Quantity Price Model Description

$9.90 BK-EXWACADA Exercise Workbook for Advanced AutoCAD 2005 w/ CD (SALE - last copy)

Exercise Workbook for Beginning AutoCAD 2005
Exercise Workbook for Beginning AutoCAD 2005Click for a Bigger Picture
Exercise Workbook for Beginning AutoCAD 2005 with 30 Day AutoCAD Trial Edition
Cheryl Shrock
400 pages, Illustrated, 8.5 x 11
Published: September, 2004

OVERVIEW
Completely updated for AutoCAD 2005 and 2005 LT software, this workbook is ideal for classroom instruction or as a self-
study tutorial. Providing only what you need without all of the jargon, it includes 30 lessons with step by step instructions
followed by exercises designed for practicing the commands learned within the lesson. Each lesson starts very simple and
progresses to more complex. The approach taken is to familiarize users with the drawing commands first, and then teach
users to create their own setup drawings. Each lesson is explained clearly and in a non-intimidating manner.
Quantity Price Model Description

$9.90 BK-EXWACADB Exercise Workbook for Beginning AutoCAD 2005 w/ CD (SALE - last copy)

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