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G63 Tapping mode

G64 Cutting mode

G65 Macro Call

G66 Macro modal call

G67 Macro modal call cancel

G68 Coordinate rotation

G69 Coordinate rotation cancel

G71 Input in inches

G72 Metric input

G73 Peck drilling cycle

G74 Counter tapping cycle

G75 Plunge grinding cycle (0-GSC)

G76 Fine boring cycle

G77 Direct constant-
dimension plunge grinding cycle(0-GSC)

G78 Continuous-feed surface grinding cycle(0-GSC)

G79 Intermittent-feed surface grinding cycle(0-GSC)

G80 Canned cycle cancel/external operation function cancel

G81 Drilling cycle, spot boring cycle or external operation function

G82 Drilling cycle or counter boring cycle
G83 Peck drilling cycle
G84 Tapping cycle
G85 Boring cycle
G86 Boring cycle
G87 Back boring cycle
G88 Boring cycle
G89 Boring cycle
G90 Absolute dimension input
G91 Incremental dimension input
G92 Setting for work coordinate system or clamp at maximum spindle speed
G94 Feed mm/min or inch/min
G95 Feed mm/rev or inch/ rev (constant speed)
G96 Constant surface speed control (in m/min or feed/min) ON
G97 Constant surface speed control cancel (in m/min or feed/min) OFF and freeze last speed of G96
G98 Return to initial point in canned cycle
G99 Return to R point in canned cycle
G107 Cylindrical interpolation
G150 Normal direction control cancel mode
G151 Normal direction control left side on
G152 Normal direction control left side on
G160 In-feed control function cancel(0-GSC)
G161 In-feed control function (0-GSC)

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CNC machining centres are the most popular types of CNC machine tools used today. Most companies that have any CNC machines have at least one machining centre. Unfortunately, companies are finding it more and more difficult to find and hire qualified CNC people. In this CNC Course, we will explore the CNC Machining Centre Programming, Setup & Operation, showing you much of what is involved with using CNC Machining Centres, these sophisticated machine tools. Our primary goal will be to teach you about CNC programming and Machining centre's setup. For readers who will be working directly with CNC machine tools, we will show you the basics of each major CNC function. Additionally, we will make suggestions as to how you can learn more about each CNC function as it applies to your particular CNC machine/s. At the completion of this presentation, you should have a good understanding of CNC Machining Centre Programming, Setup & Operation.


The material presented in this course can be applied to just about any CNC Machining centre. And specific techniques will be shown for the most popular CNC controls in the industry.
This CNC Course brings wealth of information and instruction for programming particular CNC controls like Fanuc, Haas, Mazak, Fadal, Siemens, Heidenhein...as well as direct explanation for setup procedures on machines with those CNC controls. This is what makes this course great and so popular. It is fully indexed (via Table of Contents) to help the user quickly locate topics of interest.



1. Basic design of the CNC bench-top milling, CNC control and
2. Cartesian Coordinate system, axis on the CNC Mill
3. 0-point and reference point
4. Basic operation of the CNC Mill
5. Turn on the machine and the CNC control
6. Establish the tool offset and program 0-point
7. Tool function, Tooling
8. Understanding Feeds and speeds calculation
9. Preparatory functions G-code system, Misc. M- function
10. Fanuc compatible programming
11. CNC milling and drilling programming, Contour programming,
chamfer and radius
12. Setup CNC Machining centers
13. Program examples with setting instructions
14. Operations

This course will teach you:

- Basics of CNC
- CNC machine components and configuration
- Programable functions and accessories
- Directions of motion (axes) and fundamental geometrical principles
- Home position (Reference point) for each axis
- Flow of the CNC process
- Which coordinate systems we have to know
- Machine coordinate system
- Setting m/c coordinate system
- Direction of motion (axes)
- Workpiece coordinate system
- Definition of workpiece position
- Motion types
- G - codes (preparatory function)
- M - codes (miscellaneous function)
- Absolute command (G90)
- Incremental command (G91)
- Understanding of interpolation
- Rapid motion
- Feed rate (F function)
- Circular interpolation - circular motion (G02 and G03)
- Program zero, workpiece zero – positions of zero points
- Metric/Imperial dimensions G70, G71, G700, G710
- What are offsets
- Why we need offsets
- How to organize offsets
- Types of compensation
- Tool length compensation - G43 (machining centres)
- How to consider tool length compensation
- How to measure tools
- Cutter radius compensation G40-G42 (machining centres)
- Reasons for cutter radius compensation
- How to program cutter radius compensation, example
- Dimensional tool (wear) offsets
- Tool nose radius compensation
- What are other types of compensation
- Address, Data, Word, Block, Sequence, Program ?
- Types of programs
- Reasons to format CNC programs
- Types of program format (program start-up, tool ending, tool start-up, and
program ending)
- Program configuration, structure and contents of an CNC program
- How to Prepare the work piece drawing
- Steps to prepare (mark up print, machining process, calculate coordinates,
selecting of tools, plan setup)
- How to define machining sequences
- How to create a machining plan
- How to translate the work steps into the machining language
- How to combine all individual steps in a program
- Simple programming example
- Program sample for machining a groove
- Practical examples of CNC programs
- Setting of selected cutting conditions
- CNC program examples
- Validation of CNC Program
- Monitoring of machining process
- Canned cycles
- Rigid tapping
- Grinding cycles
- Setup instructions and procedures with samples

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