Programming CNC machines is an important skill in a machine shop.
It enables you to not only earn more money but to also be able to edit programs while stood at the controls instead of loading up the CAD/CAM software everytime you need to make a quick edit.
This course is perfect for you if you work on CNC machines or are an inspiring CNC machinist.
For the DIY enthusiasts that own CNC routers and milling machines at home.
Having knowledge of G-Code will enable you to adjust programs on the fly.
This course includes:
A full explanation of all canned cycles,
G81 drilling cycle
G83 peck drilling
G84 and G74 Tapping cycles
G85 and G86 Boring Cycles
All the Techniques including,
Programming best practices
G17, G18 and G19 planes explained
G28 reference return
G98 and G99 Object avoidance
and much, much more!
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I am committed to improve and add to my courses regularly.
Each subject is explained clearly with diagrams and reference hand-outs. Get a head start with tips and tricks from a time served journeyman.
My journey into the world of machining started in 1991 when I landed an apprenticeship at British Aerospace. For the first year, I studied general engineering principles where I learnt about every type of shop floor manufacture from welding, sheet metal work, bench fitting, tool making and of course machining. The following two years I specialised in manual machining, I found this to be a very important stage of my study as learning the feel of a manual machine enabled me to understand the limits of the CNC machines later in my career, and also gave me knowledge on how different materials behave under the high stress of the material removal process.
Moving on to CNC machines was a massive life-changing moment, I still remember that day clearly. Seeing the possibilities of rapid industrial manufacture blew me away and grabbed my interest like nothing else, I was hooked. The rest of my apprenticeship was spent with journeyman teaching me how to program and operate 2 axis Lathes then onto 3 axis milling machines, then 5 axis mills until eventually I was setting, programming and operating 7 Axis machining centres with dual spindles and live tooling.
Over 26 years experience
At this point in my training, I had finished the college courses I needed to be a qualified CNC Machinist. So I enrolled in night school and studied advanced CNC programming then another course on Computer Aided Design (CAD) Computer Aided Manufacture (CAM) and Computer Aided Programming (CAP) I had a thirst for learning and wasn’t about to stop there. So I enrolled in an ONC/HNC 4-year university course studying mechanical engineering.
Altogether I had spent 10 years studying engineering by the time I was 26. After working as an Aerospace CNC machine tools engineer for over 26 years for GE, Airbus, Boeing and a range of military contractors I discovered I enjoy teaching apprentices. So I am building online courses to help the new guys in the trade to excel in this exciting world of CNC Machining.
StartThe Header (7:45)
StartThe Safetyline (5:59)
StartSetting The Datum (7:16)
StartWorking with Planes G17, G18 and G19 (5:38)
StartProgramming a Basic Profile (16:46)
StartHelical Milling (9:25)
StartG28 Reference Return (5:10)
StartBlending Radii (12:50)
StartBoilerplate Code (7:41)
StartPolar Coordinates (8:45)