CNC control of milling machines is now available to even the smallest of workshops. This allows designers to be more ambitious and machinists to be more confident of the production of parts, and thereby greatly increase the potential of milling at home.This new accessible guide takes a practical approach to software and techniques, and explains how you can make full use of your CNC mill to produce ambitious work of a high standard. Includes: Authoritative advice on programming and operating a CNC mill; Guide to the major CAD/CAM/CNC software such as Mach3, LinuxCNC and Vectric packages, without being restricted to any particular make of machine; Practical projects throughout and examples of a wide range of finished work; A practical approach to how you can make full use of your CNC mill to produce ambitious work. Aimed at everyone with a workshop - particularly modelmakers and horologists. Superbly illustrated with 280 colour illustrations. Dr Marcus Bowman has been machining metal for forty years and is a lifelong maker of models, clocks and tools.
Author: David A Clark
Release Date: 2014-08-31
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
Milling is one of the principal and most versatile machining processes for sizing parts in the workshop. Whether a professional engineer looking for advice, or an amateur looking to install your first milling machine, this book will show you how to make full use of your milling machine safely and effectively, and enhance your milling skills. Focusing on the commonly used vertical mill and vertical turret mill, and with practical advice and diagrams throughout, the book includes: a guide to buying, installing and using a small milling machine and accessories; basic cutting tool principles and more advanced milling methods, including drilling, tapping and reaming; and instruction on a variety of techniques ranging from work holding in the vice to using a rotary table. Aimed at anyone with a workshop, and particularly home metalworkers, engineers and professionals, and fully illustrated with 167 colour illustrations and 45 diagrams.
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.
Computer-aided design (CAD) technology is essential for modern design and manufacture in the workshop. With software more practical, affordable and accessible than ever, there has never been a better time to learn how to get the most out of CAD. Whether you are new to using CAD or ready to try more advanced software, this practical guide gives a thorough introduction to the technology and how to greatly enhance design and manufacture in the workshop.Topics covered: techniques for designing and making artefacts in the workshop (not restricted to any specific CAD software package); guidance on software selection and general functionality; an overview of the conventions of technical drawing; case studies demonstrating the application of different CAD techniques for a range of projects. A practical guide to using CAD technology and how to enhance design and manufacture in the workshop, this is suitable for home metalworkers and model engineers and covers software selection; technical drawing and case studies using different CAD techniques.Superbly illustrated with 210 colour photographs and clear CAD diagrams.
Author: Bruce J. Black
Release Date: 2015-03-27
Genre: Technology & Engineering
Workshop Processes, Practices and Materials is an ideal introduction for entry level engineers and workshop technicians, as well as engineering university students with little or no practical experience. With detailed illustrations throughout and simple, clear language, this is a practical introduction to what can be a very complex subject. It has been significantly updated and revised to include new material on current Health and Safety legislation, gauging and digital measuring instruments, as well as modern measuring techniques such as laser scan micrometer, co-ordinate and visual measuring systems. A new chapter on an introduction to CNC milling and turning has been added. This book covers all standard workshop topics, including safe practices, measuring equipment, hand and machine tools, metal and plastics materials, joining methods including welding, presswork, primary forming, casting and moving loads, making it an indispensable handbook for use both in class and the workshop. Its broad coverage makes it a useful reference book for many different courses worldwide. Health and Safety chapter covers current best practice and has been checked by a certified health and safety examiner. Addition of modern measuring techniques using laser scan micrometer, co-ordinate and visual measuring systems. Addition of an introduction to CNC milling and turning.
Sheet metal is a common and widely used material, which can be easily worked using hand tools or simple machinery. There are lots of opportunities for designing, making and using sheet metal parts to produce elegant, effective and low cost solutions for new items, repairs and modifications to existing components. This new guide takes a practical approach to the manufacture of sheet metal parts, and explains how you can make full use of hand tools and machines to produce ambitious work of a high standard. Topics covered include the use of specialist tools such as snips, nibblers, folders, the jenny, the flypress, punches and dies; and techniques for manufacturing a wide range of sheet metal parts, including marking out, cutting, bending, joining and finishing. There are practical projects to illustrate the use of techniques and tools. Fully illustrated with 337 colour illustrations and 109 CAD diagrams.
Screwcutting is a guide to the theory and practice of threads and thread-making, whether that is threading a hole using hand tools or cutting a thread using a lathe. The book covers details of the major threadforms, such as metric, Whitworth and Unified threads, as well as the British Association (BA) and Model Engineering (ME and MME) series, the smaller metric and Unified threads, pipe threads, and specialist threads such as ACME, trapezoidal and RMS microscope threads. Techniques for making threads manually, as well as screwcutting in the lathe are also covered. As well as covering the basics of screwcutting, this book examines higher-level and advanced techniques, using case studies to demonstrate what can be achieved - fine, accurate and well-finished work. Illustrated throughout.