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NEW 5-Axis Book Release

Posted by Mike Cope on Fri, Sep 08, 2017

Well I’m just too excited about this not to share this news with my readers. With the help of Hurco Companies, I just recently published my very first actual book! It is a comprehensive guide to 5-axis machining, and I wrote it to help the machinist as a shop floor guide of sorts.

I tried to cover the stuff that operators, programmers and machinists want to know. Topics include: why do you need 5-axis and what are the benefits of it, explain the different machine configurations and the pros and cons of each, rotation directions and the “right hand rule”, 5-axis vs. 5-sided, purchasing considerations, 5-axis terminology, workholding, tooling, maintenance considerations, 5-axis NC programming and post processor configuration, tool vectors, machine accuracy, and programming transform planes.

The inspiration for this book came while I was preparing for a seminar that I was asked to present at the Modern Machine Shop’s Top Shops Conference here in Indianapolis earlier this week. While researching to see if there was any latest-and-greatest 5-axis stuff that I needed to learn about, I quickly realized that there just isn’t much out there for us...the machinists. I found plenty of whitepapers geared toward engineering minds, and some books and information about CAD/CAM toolpaths, but nothing that explained 5-axis machining from a shop floor perspective. So…I decided to take a shot at filling the void!

If you would like to learn more about this book, or if you would like to purchase a copy, please click the link below. …and, if you do purchase one of my books please comment and let me know what you think about it. I always like to hear feedback and receive questions from my readers.

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Here is the link: http://www.lulu.com/shop/michael-cope/the-power-of-five-the-definitive-guide-to-5-axis-machining/paperback/product-23306246.html

Tags: 5-Axis Machining, CNC Control & Software, Manufacturing Industry Insights, Hurco

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