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Free Sample Modules:

The titles below represent various sections of instruction from throughout this course. The sections provided will each run a few minutes in length. You will be able to answer the test questions that apply to the portion of instruction you saw by clicking on the TEST link for each module. You must have a broadband web connection to view these samples. See Your Internet Connection above for details about dialup connections.

You will only see a portion of the instruction and test from each module, not a complete module. It is common for new trainees to view the instruction several times before they can answer all of the test questions correctly. The samples provided here was chosen to provide examples of both the core instruction as well as specific portions from each of the CNC control models covered by the course.

Sample Titles:

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Module 1:

Lathe Components and Principles of Operation
Core material providing an explanation of the collet and chuck. The section includes several video segments and an animation of the inner workings of a collet. For more information, see the Course Outline.
Module 3:

The Signs of Coordinates and Directions of Movement
This Specific material from the Integrex provides an explanation of the axes in relation to the B axis as well as the directions of movement when used with different types of tooling. For more information, see the Course Outline.
Module 7:

Basic Programming Codes
This Core material begins with the introduction of sequence numbers, codes and coordinates that make up a program. The G01 code is then explained in more detail with an explanation of the "interpolation" process that occurs during execution. For more information, see the Course Outline.
Module 16:

Elements of Conversational Programs
This Specific material from a Mazak section covers a typical Bar Out machining process. The Process line is explained for each entry position. It includes an explanation of the Safety Clearance parameter. For more information, see the Course Outline.
Module 21:

Entering Tool File and Tool Data Information On Conversational Controls
This Specific instruction from the Integrex deals with the changes that occur to the tool offsets dependent upon the use of a turning tool or milling tool. For more information, see the Course Outline.
Module 28:

Program Restart After Correcting A Problem
This Specific instruction from the Fanuc Zero series explains how to perform a manual restart. For more information, see the Course Outline.
Module 40:

Finding Program Zero
This Specific instruction on a Haas control explains how to use the Large Offset method to establish both the location of Program Zero and the Tool Offset for each tool. For more information, see the Course Outline.
Module 43:

Arc Programming In EIA
Core instruction is provided covering the programming of circular interpolation and how to read these blocks correctly. For more information, see the Course Outline.
Module 53:

Threading Cycles
This Okuma instruction covers tapered threads and the use of the I, A, F, and E addresses to control the thread features. For more information, see the Course Outline.
Module 60:

Trial Running The Program
This Core instruction explains how to determine when offsets can be used and when it might be necessary to have a second offset applied to a tool path. For more information, see the Course Outline.

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