Once again Curran and Stenerson have succeeded in delivering a practical text that is easier to understand and follow than reference manuals. This textbook is reader friendly, offering plenty of exercises as well as step-by-step procedures with clear explanations. The exercises are designed to reinforce the skills for programming and operating CNC equipment using Mastercam, the leading software program in the machine tool industry. Features of this edition: Organized so instructors can adjust their presentations for varying levels of proficiency from beginner through experienced operator. Includes a chapter devoted to creating and modifying basic geometry. Covers the basic background concepts in a manufacturing environment and then proceeds to advanced techniques.
Table of Contents
1. Mastercam's Working Environment.
2. Overview of the Mastercam CAD/CAM Process.
3. Creating Basic Geometry.
4. Creating and Modifying Existing Geometry.
5. Tooling Fundamentals.
6. Creating 2D Tool Paths in Mastercam Mill.
7. Creating Lathe Geometry.
8. Creating Tool Paths in Mastercam Lathe.
9. Importing CAD Files.