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Digital manufacturing is everywhere. Technology advances in production engineering have reduced the “artisan skill” traditionally required in manufacturing processes and replaced it with high-precision, computer-controlled machinery. This reduces human errors and variability in output, but it does not reduce the knowledge required of the professional engineer or shop floor worker. In fact, the reverse is true. They still need to understand the fundamentals, and must acquire other important skills.
Anyone who works in machining or additive manufacturing technology must have a solid technical knowledge of CNC technology. It is important to know how the individual components work and how they affect the overall system, the quality of the products produced and the profitability of production. Professionals should be familiar with today’s machine tools and the numerous functions of CNC, electrical servo drives, tool systems, NC programming through to digital information processing and automation.
The CNC Handbook was a critically acclaimed bestseller in Germany for 30 editions, and is now available in English for the first time. This groundbreaking work introduces readers to the CNC world, and teaches practical details about how different components are applied in practice. Next, the authors explain the functions and connections of all integrated components, and clearly describe CNC and drives, tooling, flexible manufacturing systems (FMS), NC-programming, DNC, digital manufacturing, Industry 4.0 and computer integrated manufacturing (CIM). The book then covers industrial robots, additive manufacturing, energy-efficient manufacturing, simulation systems, and state-of-the-art of machine integrated measuring systems. This authoritative, heavily illustrated book is the perfect resource for the avid CNCer, but also for those who plan and program, set up, operate machinery, or are responsible for operation, maintenance and repair.
- Packed with more than 800 figures, 4-color pictures, and product shots.
- Authors use their more than 150 combined years of industrial and academic experience to impart CNC knowledge.
Hans Bernhard KIEF has 35 years of experience in the field of NC/CNC machine tools and manufacturing automation with Robert Bosch GmbH in Germany. He was a visiting professor at the University of Mannheim for many years and was acknowledged as one of the world’s leading experts in the field of CNC manufacturing and Flexible Manufacturing Systems (FMS). In his professional capacity, he has traveled widely through the United States and Europe and has worked as a consultant in the manufacturing industry, having designed and developed special CNC reliability software for the aircraft and automobile industry.
Helmut A. Roschiwal earned his apprenticeship at Messerschmitt AG (today: Premium Aerotec). He has a degree in mechanical engineering. He was previously head of development and CEO at Holtschmidt Entwicklungen. In 1984, Roschiwal founded own company, Roschiwal+Partner Engineering GmbH in Augsburg. In 2008, he handed over leadership of company to next generation; Since then, he is active on the board of advisors and is a frequent author.
Karsten Schwarz: has a degree in precision engineering; from 1985 to 1989 he was in electrical construction at Heckert Machine Tools; From 1990 to 1995 he was a service engineer and promoted to product manager CNC Sinumerik; From 2017 through the present he is the head of the Siemens Technology and Application Center in Erlangen, responsible for Siemens CNC training activities worldwide.
- Historical Development of Numerical Control Production
- Milestones in the Development of Numerical Control
- What Is NC and CNC?
- Positional Data Input
- Switching Functions
- Operating Functions of Numerical Control Systems
- Programmable-Logic Controllers (PLCs)
- Effects of CNC on Machine Components
- Drive Control for CNC Machine Tools
- Feed Drives for CNC Machine Tools
- Main Spindle Drives
- Dimensioning of Drives for Machine Tools
- Mechanical Layout of the Main Spindle Based on the Process Parameters
- CNC Machine Tools
- Additive Manufacturing Processes
- Flexible Manufacturing Systems
- Industrial Robots and Handling
- Energy-Efficient, Cost-Effective Fabrication
- Tool Construction
- Tool Management
- Machine Integrated Workpiece Measurements and Process Control
- Machine-Integrated Workpiece Measurements in Series Production
- Laser-Based Tool Monitoring
- CNC Program
- Programming CNC Machines
- NC Programming Systems
- Manufacturing Simulations
- DNC: Direct Numerical Control or Distributed Numerical Control
- LANs: Local Area Networks
- Digital Product Development and Manufacturing: From CAD and CAM to PLM
- Industry 4.0
- Industry 4.0 in the Medium-Sized Company