Free Samples

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Free Sample Modules:

The titles below represent various sections of instruction from throughout this course. The sections provided will each run a few minutes in length. You will be able to answer the test questions that apply to the portion of instruction you saw by clicking on the TEST link for each module. You must have a broadband web connection to view these samples. See Your Internet Connection above for details about dialup connections.

You will only see a portion of the instruction and test from each module, not a complete module. It is common for new trainees to view the instruction several times before they can answer all of the test questions correctly. The samples provided here was chosen to provide examples of both the core instruction as well as specific portions from each of the CNC control models covered by the course.

Sample Titles:

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Module 1:

Basic Machining Center Principles
Core material providing an explanation of the milling process and provides examples of vertical and horizontal machines. It reveals the axes of movement for various configurations of the machine. For more information, see the Course Outline.
Module 3:

The Machining Center Coordinate Grid
Core material covers the Coordinate grid functions and the elements of the three axes which make it up are introduced. The concepts of addresses, both plus and minus coordinates and the origin are detailed. For more information, see the Course Outline.
Module 13:

Basic EIA Programming Codes
In this Core material, programs are defined as containing blocks and the codes within them. The sequential execution of blocks and the sequence numbers are explained. Codes are further examined as containing addresses and numbers. Addresses of G and M define groups of codes with specific functions. For more information, see the Course Outline.
Module 20:

Absolute and Incremental Programming
Core material describes the differences between absolute and incremental programming and the differences in the way coordinates are executed. Communication in a shop environment is also discussed. For more information, see the Course Outline.
Module 28:

Memory Allocation and Program Directories
Specific instruction on the Fanuc 0 Series covers displaying the Program Library page along with a description of the information stored there in this portion of the lesson. For more information, see the Course Outline.
Module 36:

Fundamentals of SPC
Core instruction explains the steps required to complete a Capability Study and the histogram it creates and the bell curve characteristics. For more information, see the Course Outline.
Module 40:

Calculating Tool Offsets
In this Haas instruction, the Offset screen is detailed to explain how the H and T codes work and where and how values are stored. The way the values are then used to offset the tool is discussed. Values are then entered. For more information, see the Course Outline.
Module 49:

Priority Machining on Mazak Controls
The concept of priority machines was introduced in an earlier module. This Mazak instruction describes the three levels of priority in detail and the colored identifiers used on the screen to locate each type. For more information, see the Course Outline.
Module 51:

Establishing Program Zero using G54-G59 Codes
This later portion of the Core instruction begins with a discussion of the G54 to G59 storage locations in the offset table. The use of the zero position as a shift offset is revealed. A sample program is used to further define how the coordinates following the codes are used. For more information, see the Course Outline.
Module 60:

Programming Circular Features in EIA
This later portion of the Core instruction describes how to analyze a block to determine the type of feature it will be creating arcs of circles. The two methods of defining the center point are then discussed along with the importance of the plane select code which is active. For more information, see the Course Outline.
Module 73:

Graphic Simulation Functions on Mazak Controls
Within this later portion of the Mazak instrution, the zoom and image manipulation in 3D are explained. For more information, see the Course Outline.
Module 77:

Making Program Edits
This Fanuc portion of the instruction explains how to use the search functions to locate a block and then perform the necessary insert edit operation to insert a block. For more information, see the Course Outline.

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