CNC Handbook by Hans B. KiefCNC Handbook by Hans B. Kief

CNC Handbook

byHans B. Kief, Helmut A. Roschiwal

Hardcover | November 2, 2012

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Practical CNC design, construction, and operation techniques

Gain a thorough understanding of computerbasednumerical control systems, components, and technologies. Featuring hundreds of color images and schematic diagrams, CNC Handbook explains machining fundamentals and shows you how to build and safely operate fully automated,technically sophisticated mechatronic equipment. Learn how to work with position controllers, accomplish rapid and precise machine motions, use CAD and CAM systems, and integrate CNC into IT networks. The latest CNC programming languages, flexible manufacturing systems, and troubleshooting methods are also discussed in this hands-on guide.


  • Open- and closed-loop control systems
  • Programmable logic controllers and switches
  • Machine tools and machining centers
  • Turning, milling, and grinding equipment
  • Industrial robots and robot controllers
  • Additive and flexible manufacturing systems
  • Direct and distributed numerical control
  • CNC programming platforms and languages
  • Close-to-process production measurement

Hans B. Kief is acknowledged as one of the world’s leading experts in the field of CNC manufacturing and computer controlled flexible manufacturing systems (FMS). He has worked as a consultant and in the industry, having developed CNC reliability software for the aircraft and automobile industries, and has traveled widely in his profes...
Title:CNC HandbookFormat:HardcoverDimensions:9.3 × 7.8 × 0.75 inPublished:November 2, 2012Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0071799486

ISBN - 13:9780071799485

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Table of Contents

Part 1, Introduction to CNC Technology
Ch 1. Historical Development of NC Production
Ch 2. Milestones in the Development of NC
Ch 3. What are NC and CNC?

Part 2, Functions of CNC
Ch 4. Machine Tools
Ch 5. Implementation of Switching Information
Ch 6. Functions of Numerical Control Systems
Ch 7. PLCs - Programmable Logic Controllers
Ch 8. Effects of CNC on Machine Assemblies

Part 3, Types of Numerically Controlled Machines
Ch 9. CNC Machine Tools
Ch 10. Additive Manufacturing Processes
Ch 11. Flexible Manufacturing Systems
Ch 12. Industrial Robots and Handling

Part 4, Tooling Systems for CNC Machines
Ch 13. Tooling Systems
Ch 14. Close-to-Process Production Measurement Technology in Combination with Mechatronic Tool Systems

Part 5, NC Programs and Programming
Ch 15. The NC Program
Ch 16. Programming of CNC Machines
Ch 17. CNC Programming Systems
Ch 18. Manufacturing Simulation

Part 6, Integrating CNC Technology into In-House IT Systems
Ch 19. DNC - Direct Numerical Control or Distributed Numerical Control
Ch 20. LANs - Local Area Networks
Ch 21. Digital Product Development & Manufacturing from CAD / CAM to PLM

Part 7, Appendices:
A 1. Guidelines
A 2. Standards
A 3. Recommendations
A 4. Glossary of NC Terminology