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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 3:

The Signs of Coordinates and Directions of Movement
In this Specific material from Citizen, the Position displays are examined including the Work, Distance to Go and Machine coordinates. For more information, see the Course Outline.
Module 6:

Bar Loader Operations
This Specific instruction from Iemca, explains how to remove and change the Feed Collet on the Pusher. For more information, see the Course Outline.
Module 7:

Program Codes and Coordinates
This Specific material from a Star section examines the programming used to cause the Sub Spindle to align itself with the Main Spindle and pickoff the part as the cutoff is occurring. For more information, see the Course Outline.
Module 10:

Loading and Storing Programs
This Core instruction provides an explanation of the Program Directory and how to determine if enough memory is available before loading a program. For more information, see the Course Outline.
Module 12:

Machine Preparation
This Specific material from Tsugami discusses some of the special M codes and how to overcome overtravel conditions. For more information, see the Course Outline.
Module 14:

Adjusting Wear Offsets
This Core instruction siscusses the Geometry and Wear offsets and its effect on OD, ID and length and how to determine which offset to adjust. For more information, see the Course Outline.
Module 17:

Main Collet Replacement
This Specific instruction from Citizen includes video segments and animations of the inner workings of a collet and the collet components. For more information, see the Course Outline.
Module 18:

Setting Main Collet Tension
This Tsugami instruction explains how to use MDI to turn off the C axis and then the adjustment of the main collet for proper tension. For more information, see the Course Outline.
Module 20:

Sub-Spindle Collet Setup
This Specific instruction from Star explains how to access and disassemble the sub spindle collet components and the knockout mechanism. For more information, see the Course Outline.
Module 22:

Setting End-Working Tools
This Specific instruction from Tsugami shows how to mount a boring bar and how to set the Geometry offset in X by touching off on the rotating bar. For more information, see the Course Outline.
Module 24:

Threading Cycles
This core segment examines the G92 threading cycle and the programming used to complete a thread form. For more information, see the Course Outline.
Module 28:

Machining the First Part
This Citizen instruction describes the process of machining the first part on the main-spindle using the Hand Wheel. The edit function is used to turn coolant off. For more information, see the Course Outline.
Module 29:

Checking New Programs
This Star instruction explains how to set the machine up for Dry Run and the machining of the first part. The use of the Override and Feed Hold is examined. For more information, see the Course Outline.

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