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taught by Chuck Van Volkingburgh & Stephen Cunningham

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Course description

  • 194 Videos
  • 165 Quizzes
  • 3 Texts
  • 19 Downloads
  • 18.0 hrs

There are 18 hours of video training demonstration examples, with quizzes, divided into 5-minute video segments. The course starts from the beginning and covers Production Milling and Turning, 2.5D Solids, and continues on all the way up to Advanced 3D Milling and includes Polar and Cylindrical Milling. This is a good, clear general course which shows how to take advantage of GibbsCAM, a user-friendly, fast, and powerful CAM system.

Topics Covered Include:

  • Interface and navigation
  • View controls
  • 2D Drawings and Dimensioning
  • Set up preferences
  • Documentation
  • Tool Creation
  • Simple positional 4th axis indexing
  • Toolpath Generation - Milling and Turning
  • Cut part rendering - virtual machining, graphics and animation options
  • Post processing - G-code creation
  • Stored Processes - multi process machining
  • Hole operations
  • Contouring / Pocketing
  • Positional 4th and 5th Axis Control
  • 4th Axis Simultaneous using "Polar and Cylindrical Milling"
  • Solid Modeling
  • Fixture and Clamping Assemblies
  • Opening Solids from CAD sources
  • Feature based machining
  • Machining solids using various roughing and finishing techniques
  • Dynamic Feature Recognition "The Profiler Tool"
  • Automatic Feature Recognition "The Hole Manager"
  • Boundary Machining Techniques and Containment Selections
  • Advanced CS - Coordinate Systems Creation and Control
  • Advanced 3D roughing and finishing strategies
  • High speed machining options
  • Normal vector range, constant/adaptive stepdowns and small pockets control
  • Entry/exit, trimming and retract styles
  • Toolpath splitter, toolholder gouge checker and trim to holder options
  • Feature manager, collision checking and connect move control
  • Advanced 3D Milling

Instructors

Chuck Van Volkingburgh & Stephen Cunningham
Chuck Van Volkingburgh & Stephen Cunningham

Chuck VanVolkingburgh and Stephen Cunningham have both been programming and working with CNC machinery for more than twenty-five years each (50 years combined experience). As reseller employees, they have helped to train thousands of GibbsCAM users from hundreds of large and small machine shops over the past eighteen years. Companies like Precision Drilling, National Oilwell Varco, Weatherford, Redline-Pro, Drilformance, Promac and hundreds more have taken our classroom and on-site training. Over the years we have developed a well organized curriculum which produces capable GibbsCAM users.

Course Curriculum

PM115 - Introduction to Milling Tutorial (GibbsCAM 12)
253:15
Course Documents
01. Introduction
Quiz 01. Introduction
02. Part Setup
Quiz 02. Part Setup
03. Part Setup Continued
Quiz 03. Part Setup Continued
04. View Controls
Quiz 04. View Controls
05. Overview - Geometry Creation
Quiz 05. Overview - Geometry Creation
06. Overview - Tool Creation
Quiz 06. Overview - Tool Creation
07. Overview - Tool Creation continued
08. Overview - Machining
Quiz 08. Overview - Machining
09. Overview - Simulation, Edit Operations and Changing Processes
Quiz 09. Overview - Simulation, Edit Operations and Changing Processes
10. Overview - Stored Processes
Quiz 10. Overview - Stored Processes
11. Overview - Roughing Process
Quiz 11. Overview - Roughing Process
12. Overview - Roughing Process Continued
Quiz 12. Overview - Roughing Process Continued
13. Overview - Contouring Process
Quiz 13. Overview - Contouring Process
14. Overview - Hole Drilling
15. Overview - Chamfer and Post Processing
Quiz 15. Overview - Chamfer and Post Processing
16. Geometry Creation
Quiz 16. Geometry Creation
17. Geometry Creation - Connector
Quiz 17. Geometry Creation - Connector
18. Geometry Creation - Circles
Quiz 18. Geometry Creation – Circles
19. Geometry Creation - The Center Island
Quiz 19. Geometry Creation - The Center Island
20. Geometry Creation - The Inside Wall
Quiz 20. Geometry Creation - The Inside Wall
21. Geometry Creation - The Inside Wall Continued
Quiz 21. Geometry Creation - The Inside Wall Continued
22. Geometry Creation - The Outside Wall
Quiz 22. Geometry Creation - The Outside Wall
23. Machining - Roughing Pocket and Tapered Island
Quiz 23. Machining - Roughing Pocket and Tapered Island
24. Machining - Roughing The Outside Profile
25. Machining - Rough Process With Material Only
Quiz 25. Machining - Rough Process With Material Only
26. Machining - Contour Process With Ramp Down
Quiz 26. Machining - Contour Process With Ramp Down
27. Machining - Hole Process with Helix Bore
Quiz 27. Machining - Hole Process with Helix Bore
28. Machining - Contour Process 10 Degree Tapered Wall
Quiz 28. Machining - Contour Process 10 Degree Tapered Wall
29. Machining - Finishing The Inside And The Outside Of The Walls
Quiz 29. Machining - Finishing The Inside And The Outside Of The Walls
30. Machining - Colors And Finishing The Inside And The Outside Of The Walls
Quiz 30. Machining - Colors And Finishing The Inside And The Outside Of The Walls
31. Machining - Tool Creation and Hole Drilling
Quiz 31. Machining - Tool Creation and Hole Drilling
32. Machining - Counter Bore Holes
Quiz 32. Machining - Counter Bore Holes
33. Machining - Offset Chamfer
Quiz 33. Machining - Offset Chamfer
34. Machining - Chamfer The Island
Quiz 34. Machining - Chamfer The Island
35. Machining - 0.75 UNF Thread Milling
36. Managing Operations
37. Post Processing
Quiz 37. Post Processing
38. Working with Operations
Quiz 38. Working with Operations
39. Store Processes
40. VoluMill
41. VoluMill Continued
Quiz 41. VoluMill Continued
42. Air Wall Material Boundary
Quiz 42. Air Wall Material Boundary
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