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  1. #1
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    Talking Starting from nothing

    I have been working as an "apprentice" for the past year at a family owned foundry/startup machine shop. I use the term "apprentice" loosely because I had no teacher who would take the time to properly teach me what was needed. He gave me only enough to be able to program with very little understanding of how much of the cnc world works.

    With that said I do have a fair grasp of how to program, but my controller is an old Fanuc 6M that has quite the temperment. I see programs others write and either I am using a very simple version of programing or my controller wont handle it.

    I am seeking information on how to go from nothing, to I can handle myself without bugging a nearby machinist friend every 5 minutes with "simple" questions. I am enrolling next fall into a cnc program at a local College. But I do currently work as my family's machinist and need to be able to get work done.

    If anyone can recomend books that I can buy or online resources that I can make use of that would help a ton. Specifically programing with guides of how and why a machine does what it does vs just the code forms. The mathmatics end of it I could use alot of help specifically on formulas that are used on a regular basis. I don't know if there is much for this one but any help on blueprint reading and mechanical understanding is a big issue I currently have.

    Thank you for reading my little story here, if you can recomend anything I would appreciate it much. In advance you have my thanks and forgive the rantings of a noob stuck without a master to teach me lol.

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    Do a search here using 'Peter Smid' for books, also there is online CNCsimulator free simulator S/W.
    For the mathematics side also seek a book 'Computer Numerical Control Programming' by Sava & Pusztai.
    Al.
    CNC, Mechatronics Integration and Custom Machine Design

    “Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.”
    Albert E.

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    Thanks, I appreciate the help.

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    If you like I can help you out. I do CNC tutoring for college students on occasion for a very reasonable rate. usually we can use Skype to converse as I can share my screen with the student as I am explaining a lesson. Check out my website here for more information: CNC Machining Tutoring and Training
    www.WebMachinist.Net
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    Very interesting and great for the person like you. I am sure, you will reach the necessary ones.

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    I can help you too. My contacts: jene@itfast.net and site . I will be glad to work together for you.

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    Re: Starting from nothing

    I also studied on my own. I started with basic programming concepts and techniques, then focuses more particularly on information structures, the structural relationship between data elements, and how to deal with them efficiently. I read books and information about this. My first book was "The art of computer programming" by Donald Knuth. It really helps for beginners. Later, when I went to study, I wrote a graduate work based on this book and used this service, and although I already knew a lot at that time, I got a lot of insights. Now I still continue to study and develop in this direction and I'm open to new information and advice

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    Re: Starting from nothing

    I hope you were able to achieve what you wanted! Your story is inspiring.

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