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Parametric Programming for CNC Machine Tool and Touch Probes

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  • by Mike Lynch

  • 433 pages - 150 illustrations

  • Published by The Society of Manufacturing Engineers

  • $95.00

One of the most productive tools in the CNC world today is going largely unused! Indeed, most CNC users have never even heard of parametric programming, yet virtually all have excellent applications for it that will not only streamline their operations, but cut time, cost, and complexity from every machining cycle they run. Until now, parametric programming has been the best kept secret of CNC!

In Parametric Programming for CNC Machine Tools and Touch Probes, CNC expert and author Mike Lynch de-mystifies this simple yet sophisticated programming tool. In an easy-to-understand tutorial format, he presents a comprehensive how-to of parametric programming from a user's point of view. Focusing on the three most popular versions of parametric programming Å Fanuc's custom macro B, Okuma's user task, and Fadal's macro Å this book describes what parametric programming is, what it can do, and how it does it more efficiently than manual programming.

Part one of the book introduces you to the many features and benefits of parametric programming and how to apply them to improve the general utilization of your CNC machine tools. Part two shows you how to write parametric programs to drive your probing systems.

Including many real-world example programs and applications, this text shows how to identify applications for parametric programming and realize the dramatic gains it affords. For the CNC user wanting to stay at the cutting edge of manufacturing technology, this book is essential.

Part One - Parametric programming for machine tools

  1. Introduction to parametric programming

  2. Introduction to variables

  3. Arithmetic capabilities

  4. Logic and program flow control

  5. CNC features of parametric programming

  6. Approaching and verifying parametric programs


Part Two - Parametric programming for touch probes

  1. Introduction to probing

  2. CNC commands used with probing

  3. Spindle probe programming


BP-PP ~ Parametric Programming book ~ $95.00 

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