Understanding Mastercam

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9780130205810: Understanding Mastercam

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.

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To compete in the global market, most manufacturers have seen the need to utilize computers to efficiently produce quality products. Computer numerical control (CNC) and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) have gained a foothold in industry and have revolutionized the way manufacturers do business.

The ever-increasing popularity of CNC machines has created a need for people who are knowledgeable about programming CNC machines. There is a huge demand for people who are capable of programming, setting up, and operating CNC machine tools. They will continue to be in demand as long as they stay current with technology.

We decided to write this text when we were unable to find a practical, easy-to-understand book with enough examples and programming assignments. We thought it was essential to provide a clear, concise text that would enable students to learn the basics of Mastercam in a more independent and painless fashion.

The information in this textbook is based on our years of experience teaching CNC courses to students at Fox Valley Technical College in Appleton, Wisconsin, and industrial CNC courses for local business and industry, university and technical school students, and on-the-job trainees. We sincerely hope that our logical, easy-to-understand approach will enable readers to accomplish more than would otherwise be possible.

Thanks to the reviewers of this text for their helpful comments and suggestions: Paul Brennan, Monroe Community College; Joseph W. Johnson, College of Lake County; Richard Kibbe, Manufacturing Technology Publications; Brian LaBombard, St. Clair College; and Dan Ruesch, College of Lake County.

Kelly Curran
Jon Stenerson


"The strength of this manuscript lies in its well-developed, step-by-step instructions. The explanations of the menu picks, the dialogue box options, and logic are very well developed." -- Brian LaBombard, St. Clair College "The authors explain the subject very well. It shows that they have taught a wide variety of students over the years. They do not try to over explain, but get the general points across to the students in a way that they can understand." -- Don Ruesch, College of Lake County

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Jon Stenerson; Kelly Curran
Published by Prentice Hall (2001)
ISBN 10: 0130205818 ISBN 13: 9780130205810
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