“Creating a CNC Turning Program” illustrates the process of creating a part program for a CNC lathe. Part programmers use G code programming to perform the different tasks within a part program, from describing the location of a cutting tool to setting the feed and speed. Canned cycles help to shorten the length of part programs. A part programmer needs a thorough understanding of G code programming and how it relates to the axes on a CNC lathe to create a part program that produces accurate parts. After taking this class, users should be able to describe how to write a part program that machines a basic cylindrical part on the CNC lathe.
- Describe the role of a part program
- Identify the major steps necessary before the creation of a part program
- Describe a toolpath
- Identify the codes used to determine the mode of tool movement
- Describe how program codes translate into tool movement
- Identify common codes located at the beginning of a toolpath
- Distinguish between the two feed modes and two speed modes
- Identify the role of the repeating codes throughout a program
- Explain how to program facing and rough turning operations using G code programming
- Describe the operation of the rough turn canned cycle
- Identify the setup parameters of a drilling sequence
- Explain the parameters of a peck drilling canned cycle
- Identify the parameters of a boring operation
- Describe the operation of the finish turn canned cycle
- Define the purpose of proving out.
- Recommended for all manufacturing personnel operating CNC machines.
Communication, Critical Thinking, Personal Effectiveness, Programming, Part Programs, CNC Basics
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