CNC training is a 4-step process: learning CNC technology, learning manual programming, learning machine operation, and learning programming through CAD/CAM software.
1. Multimedia CNC training software for teaching CNC machining technology: machine construction, machining operations, cutting tools and cutting parameters, work holding, programming, safety.
2. CNC programming training software for programming training – learning and practising writing of CNC programs.
3. CNC machine operation training software for learning and practising machine operation safely and economically, without damage to the machine or injury to students.
4. CAD/CAM software for learning automated CNC programming.
ProfiCNC conforms to the CNC software specifications of DGT Turner and Machinist trades : “Multimedia teach ware/courseware for CNC technology and interactive CNC part programming software for turning & milling with virtual machine operation and simulation using popular operation control system such as Fanuc, Siemens, etc.”.
ProfiCNC also conforms to the requirement of CGSC NOS / QPs for CNC operator, CNC setter cum operator and CNC programmer, for Turning and Machining Centers.
With the addition of CAPS CAD/CAM software, ProfiCNC becomes suitable for teaching CNC technology at the Diploma and BE level.
NCyclopedia Turn and Mill speed up teaching, improves understanding, and improves retention of topics. It brings the shop floor into the classroom. The student learns machine construction, machining operations, tooling, work holding and programming.
seeNC Turn and Mill are CNC simulation software for training on programming. They dramatically speed up the process of learning CNC programming. They support multiple controllers, checks syntax and logical errors, have tools database with industry-standard tools and have advanced graphical simulation. The student learns process planning, tool selection and programming.
doNC Turn and Mill are like flight simulators. They simulate the whole CNC machine realistically on a PC, and enable learning of CNC machine operation safely, economically, and fast. The student spends 80 % of the time on simulator, 20 % on machine. The student operates the simulator instead of actual machine. The machine and console appear on the PC screen. The controller logic is emulated exactly. The machine is simulated graphically with advanced graphics, with cutting sounds and display of chips and coolant. A wide variety of popular controllers are simulated.
CAPSmill and CAPSturn are designed to teach programming through CAD/CAM software. The student in addition learns shop floor concepts and systems like cycle time, machining cost, spindle power and torque calculations, and shop documents.
In industry, machines are seriously under-utilized because of poor knowledge at all levels of people involved in running them – operators, supervisors and engineers. Merely writing a program is not enough to cut efficiently. The cycle time and part quality in CNC machines depends on the tool path and the cutting parameters used, and both these depend on the ability of the programmer. The programmer must have a mix of skills – machining, tool selection, cutting parameters selection, work holding, maths, etc, and programmers who are good at all these are hard to find….