A practical approach to using the CNC mill, aimed at everyone with a workshop, particularly modelmakers and horologists. CNC (computer numerical control) milling machines are now available to even the smallest of workshops, allowing designers to be more ambitious and machinists to be more confident of the production of parts, greatly increasing the potential of milling at home. This accessible guide takes a practical approach to software and techniques, and explains how you can make full use of your CNC mill to produce ambitious works of a high standard. It offers authoritative advice on programming and operating a CNC mill and a guide to the major CAD/CAM/CNC software such as Mach3, LuxCNC, and Vectric packages, without being restricted to any particular make of machine; as well as practical projects and examples of a wide range of finished work.Marcus Bowman has been machining metal for forty years, and programming since 1970. A lifelong maker of models, clocks and tools, he enjoys the synthesis of machining technique and programming involved in applying CNC in the workshop, and uses CAD, CAM andCNC software to extend the boundaries of what can be achieved in his workshop.
Author (Marcus Bowman) Publisher: The Crowood Press Ltd Date of Publication: 22/07/2013 Language: English Format: Hardback ISBN-10 1847975127 ISBN-13 9781847975126
Series Title Crowood’s Metalworking Guides
Content Note 280 colour illustrations
Dimensions Weight 714 g Width 215 mm Height 260 mm Spine 15 mm Pagination 144 £14.95 Inc UK Postage