|You Are Invited
to Attend Our FREE Upcoming Online Webcasts!
Join us this Thursday, November 10th at 2 PM EST for an online seminar: Boost
Productivity with Improved Welding Technologies.
Any welder can handle a stick electrode,
but as technology evolves, many find it hard to keep up with the advances.
Here’s your chance to get caught up – for free, in less than one hour.
Together Welding Design & Fabrication and Tooling U present a
survey of the recent improvements in welding technology.
Date: Thursday, November 10th, 2005
Time: 11 am PAC / 2 pm EST / 12 pm MTN
Join us next Tuesday, November 15th at 2 PM EST for an
online seminar: Back to Basics: Analyzing
Insert Tool Failure.
All tools eventually fail, but do your machinists thoroughly understand the variables that lead to premature wear and failure? By applying the correct scientific analysis of tool failure mechanisms, your shop people can prolong tool life, reduce tool costs, and boost productivity. Join this free webcast hosted by American Machinist, and presented on behalf of Tooling U as we discuss the most common types of tool failures and their effective corrective actions.
Date: Tuesday, November 15th, 2005
Time: 11 am PAC / 2 pm EST / 12 pm MTN
|Tooling U Announces a New
CNC Controls: GE Fanuc Department (Includes Six Classes)
One of the major computer numerical controls
(CNC) used on the shop floor today is the GE Fanuc 0-C control. The GE Fanuc
0-C appears on machine tools from a wide range of manufacturers, and every CNC
machinist can benefit from learning how to use its various features.
|New Classes Launched:
|These classes describe the specific
step-by-step instructions necessary for the basic operation of the GE Fanuc 0-C
control. Classes are split to focus specifically on either the 0M version for
the mill or the 0T version for the lathe. Students first learn how to power up,
home the machine, and enter offsets. More difficult classes focus on activating
and executing programs, adding programs from various storage methods, and using
the editing features of the control.
Fanuc Lathe: Control Panel Overview 255
describes the various sections of the GE Fanuc 0-C lathe control panel as well
as the steps for powering up, powering down, and homing the machine.
GE Fanuc Lathe: Entering Offsets 265
This class provides step-by-step
instructions for adjusting offsets on the GE Fanuc 0-C lathe control during a
Fanuc Lathe: Locating Program Zero 275
describes how to determine work offsets and tool geometry offsets on the GE
Fanuc 0-C lathe control during setup.
GE Fanuc Lathe: Program Execution 285
This class describes the steps necessary to activate, execute, and restart
programs using the GE Fanuc O-C control for the lathe.
Fanuc Lathe: Program Storage 315
describes common methods for transferring and storing part programs on the GE
Fanuc 0-C lathe control.
GE Fanuc Lathe: First Part Runs 325
This class describes how to verify the accuracy of a program and make minor
editing changes on the GE Fanuc 0-C lathe control.
V-block with shallow grooves to hold small diameter pins for further
machining. (See example photo below.)
V-block constructed with shallow V-grooves can be used to effectively hold
small diameter pins in a milling machine vise for further machining. One
Advantage of using a V-block over using a collet fixture is that “Z” heights
remain constant in spite of slight variations in pin diameter. The copper pin
shown in the photo was held in place with a soft piece of plastic to reduce the
chances of denting the pin.
- James A. Harvey, author of:
Machine Shop Trade Secrets: A Guide to Manufacturing Machine Shop
Seattle Lighthouse: The Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc.
Seattle Lighthouse is a private, not-for-profit agency providing employment,
support, and training opportunities for people who are blind, deaf-blind and
blind with disabilities. The Lighthouse has provided employment and support to
blind people in their community for over eighty-five years.
Seattle Lighthouse machine shop employees now have the opportunity to take
online manufacturing training courses from Tooling University, including, math,
blueprint and CNC machining courses.
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Buy the Machinist Calculator (MC-20)
MC-20 Machinist Calculator is
a compact, hand-held device programmed with built-in formulas making it easy
and quick for machinists to establish speeds, feeds, and time without the
guesswork or clumsy conversion charts.
Pressing any one of the five Function keys — Revolutions Per Minute (RPM),
Surface Feet Per Minute (SFM), Inches Per Minute (IPM), Feed Per Tooth (FPT),
or Cut Time (CT) — activates a built-in prompter that takes the user through a
Machinist Calculator comes
with a User’s Guide, and other features include a Conversion Center Function, a
Stop-Watch/Timer Function, and a Standard Math Calculator. The MC-20
Machinist Calculator is
useful for Machinists, Programmers, Inspectors, Estimators, Supervisors, and
Students. A protective cover is included.