Machining

Machining best practices are specific to either the task or the device. For grinding, metal-cutting, or work holding, many tools can be used to complete the task. With devices, some techniques are universal, but machine-specific controls, such as for different types of CNC machines, vary.

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Abrasives

Grinding Processes 201 
Grinding Safety 211 
Basic Grinding Theory 221 
Basics of the Surface Grinder 231 
Basics of the Cylindrical Grinder 232 
Basics of the Centerless Grinder 233 
Setup for the Surface Grinder 241 
Setup for the Cylindrical Grinder 242 
Surface Grinder Operation 251 
Cylindrical Grinder Operation 252 
Introduction to Grinding Fluids 261 
Grinding Variables 301 
Grinding Ferrous Metals 311 
Grinding Nonferrous Materials 321 
Grinding Wheel Materials 331 
Grinding Wheel Selection 351 
Grinding Wheel Geometry 361 
Intro to Abrasives 100 
Dressing and Truing 230 
Centerless Grinder Operation 260 
Setup for Centerless Grinders 320 
Modern Grinding Technology 

CNC

Introduction to CNC Machines 201 
Basics of the CNC Lathe 211 
Basics of the CNC Mill 212 
Coordinates for the CNC Lathe 221 
Coordinates for the CNC Mill 222 
Basics of G Code Programming 231 
Introduction to CAD and CAM for Machining 241 
Control Panel Functions for the CNC Lathe 251 
Control Panel Functions for the CNC Mill 252 
Offsets on the CNC Lathe 261 
Offsets on the CNC Mill 262 
Creating a CNC Turning Program 301 
Creating a CNC Milling Program 302 
Canned Cycles for the Lathe 321 
Canned Cycles for the Mill 322 
History and Definition of CNC 100 
Basics of the CNC Swiss-Type Lathe 135 
CNC Specs for the Mill 220 
CNC Specs for the Lathe 225 
Turning Calculations 285 
Milling Calculations 295 
Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Fundamentals 

CNC Controls: Fanuc

Fanuc Mill: Control Panel Overview 250 
Fanuc Lathe: Control Panel Overview 255 
Fanuc Mill: Entering Offsets 260 
Fanuc Lathe: Entering Offsets 265 
Fanuc Mill: Locating Program Zero 270 
Fanuc Lathe: Locating Program Zero 275 
Fanuc Mill: Program Execution 280 
Fanuc Lathe: Program Execution 285 
Fanuc Mill: Program Storage 310 
Fanuc Lathe: Program Storage 315 
Fanuc Mill: First Part Runs 320 
Fanuc Lathe: First Part Runs 325 

CNC Controls: Haas

Haas Mill: Control Panel Overview 250 
Haas Lathe: Control Panel Overview 255 
Haas Mill: Entering Offsets 260 
Haas Lathe: Entering Offsets 265 
Haas Mill: Locating Program Zero 270 
Haas Lathe: Locating Program Zero 275 
Haas Mill: Program Execution 280 
Haas Lathe: Program Execution 285 
Haas Mill: Program Storage 310 
Haas Lathe: Program Storage 315 
Haas Mill: First Part Runs 320 
Haas Lathe: First Part Runs 325 

CNC Controls: Mazak

Mazak Mill: Control Panel Overview 250 
Mazak Lathe: Control Panel Overview 255 
Mazak Mill: Safety for the Mill 260 
Mazak Lathe: Safety for the Lathe 265 
Mazak Mill: Locating Program Zero 270 
Mazak Lathe: Locating Program Zero 275 
Mazak Mill: Entering Offsets 280 
Mazak Lathe: Entering Offsets 285 
Creating an EIA/ISO Program for the Mazak Mill 286 
Creating an EIA/ISO Program for the Mazak Lathe 287 
Creating a Mazatrol Program for the Mill 288 
Creating a Mazatrol Program for the Lathe 289 
Mazak Mill: Program Execution 290 
Mazak Lathe: Program Execution 295 
Mazak Mill: Program Storage 310 
Mazak Lathe: Program Storage 315 
Mazak Mill: First Part Runs 320 
Mazak Lathe: First Part Runs 325 

Manual Machining

Manual Mill Basics 201 
Engine Lathe Basics 211 
Manual Mill Setup 221 
Holemaking on the Manual Mill 271 
Overview of Engine Lathe Setup 205 
Benchwork and Layout Operations 210 
Manual Mill Operation 220 
Engine Lathe Operation 225 
Threading on the Engine Lathe 235 
Taper Turning on the Engine Lathe 240 

Metal Cutting

Safety for Metal Cutting 101 
Cutting Processes 111 
Overview of Machine Tools 121 
Basic Cutting Theory 201 
Band Saw Operation 211 
Introduction to Metal Cutting Fluids 221 
Metal Cutting Fluid Safety 231 
Speed and Feed for the Lathe 301 
Speed and Feed for the Mill 311 
Cutting Tool Materials 321 
Carbide Grade Selection 331 
ANSI Insert Selection 341 
Lathe Tool Geometry 351 
Mill Tool Geometry 361 
Drill Tool Geometry 371 
Optimizing Tool Life and Process 381 
Impact of Workpiece Materials 391 
Intro to EDM 100 
Intro to Screw Machining 160 
Toolholders for Turning 260 
High-Speed Machining 310 
Hard Turning 315 
Machining Titanium Alloys 325 
High-Speed, High-Power Machining 
High-Speed Endmilling for Die, Mold, Aerospace, Racing, and Prototype Shops 

Workholding

Intro to Workholding 104 
Supporting and Locating Principles 106 
Locating Devices 107 
Clamping Basics 108 
Chucks, Collets, and Vises 110 
Fixture Body Construction 200 
Fixture Design Basics 210 
Drill Bushing Selection 230 

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