CNC Macro Programming Course
Category : Macro
CNC Macro Programming Course
Duration: 2 days.
Date: See Dates
Times: Start 9.30am Finish 4.00pm
Location: Barwell Leicestershire England
Includes lunch, coffee and tea, oh and biscuits too.
£600 for two days
CNC Macro Programming Training Courses
If you want to learn how to use
Most ISO type controls that have Macro use a very similar system.
This course covers Lathes and Machining Centres with on-machine practical examples .
Heidenhain Q parameter programming is very similar to Macro CNC Programming for Haas and Fanuc.
Once you have grasped the concept of parametric programming you will find Heidenhain Q parameter programming easy to figure out.
Siemens uses R parameters instead of #
Haas, Fanuc or similar controls (ISO Mazak).
Make sure you have the Macro option on your control, its a real disappointment when you get all excited about this only to find you don’t have the option. Remember if you have a touch probe you will almost definitely have Macro installed on your machine.
Go into MDI key in #100=10. or something similar. Press cycle start.
If you have it you will get no alarm.
Good news is you can buy the option, it don’t come cheap so sit the boss down and make him a cup of tea before you ask.
CNC Macro Training Course
What Use Will it Be?
This is where CNC Programming gets really exciting, welcome to the turbo charged world of Macro Programming for Haas and Fanuc type controls. There is so much exciting shit you can do with this I really don’t know where to start.
Write your own canned cycle
Yes you can create your own fanuc cnc custom macros.
Yes you always dreamed of having your own personal G code, you can’t call it like Bill’s G code or something but you may have G271 or something which is personal to you.
Say you wanted a drilling cycle that changed speed half way down a hole or some daft thing well now you can do it.
Make A Set of Similar Parts
Imagine you had a bunch of parts that were similar, maybe the same holes but in different positions or a similar shape maybe.
Create fanuc cnc custom macros to make families of parts.
You could write a parametric (Macro) program that would be completely adjustable and would make them all instead of having to keep writing similar programs.
You can build these programs and add to them as you get better and better and your ideas flood in.
I always say to students to start simple and build on your experience. Just using Macro in it’s simplest form will inspire you to go on to do greater things.
Interrogate Your CNC Machine
You can get almost any information you want from the machine.
- Spindle Speed
- Tool Length
- What tool is in the spindle
- Put the machine into an alarm state when things go wrong like wrong data is input
- And loads more
You can even modify this information and send it back.
- Simple trigonometry
- Calculate feeds and speeds
- Simple maths
- Input formula and get answers
I’m getting really excited just telling you this. It means you can add all sorts of functionality to your machine that you didn’t have before.
What Skills Will I Learn
- Basic use of variables
- Creating simple Macro programs
- How system variables work
- How to write probing Macros
- Creating your own G Codes
- Create alarms to make sure your Macro users behave
- Practical use of Macro
- Creative use of Macro
- and more, loads more
Other Macro Information
Don’t forget to watch my Tutorial Videos on YouTube
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Services offered at CNC Training Centre
Mazak Training Fanuc Training
Don’t forget we offer training on all types of Mazak Machines and all Fanuc Controls 6m to 31i Oi old to young.