Extraordinarily comprehensive, this popular and authoritative reference covers just about every possible subject a typical CNC programmer may encounter on a daily basis. Fully indexed to help the user quickly locate topics of interest, this industrial strength handbook presents most common programming subjects in great depth and is equally applicable to both CNC milling and CNC turning operations. Many advanced subjects are also covered, thus making this an unusually comprehensive reference for experienced professionals. Filled with over one thousand illustrations, tables, formulas, tips, shortcuts, and practical examples, this widely respected publication is structured in a logical order that is readily adaptable to virtually all levels of CNC training, from the basic to the advanced.A Fully functional shareware version of CNC toolpath simulator/editor, NCPlot(TM) is included on the CD-ROM. This powerful software includes an amazing array of features, including those t found in competitive products. Support for many advanced features is standard, and the included macro interpreter can simulate Fanuc and compatible macro toolpath programsThis book contains a detailed section on CNC lathes with live tooling, including examples. It features image files of many actual parts, used as examples. It contains more programming examples (both in printed text and on the CD-ROM). It is optimized for the latest Fanuc and related control systems. It includes additional formulas, calculations and handy reference material. It explains fourth axis programming (indexing and rotary). It features CD-ROM based projects, including several as interactive PDF forms. It provides an improved index for better search of topics.