Calling all machinists!cnc programming work related
Posted 18 October 2016 - 12:05 PM
Btw spell check isn't my friend. Sorry if you can't decipher my childish request for help. Please ignore and move on if you cant.
Posted 18 October 2016 - 04:25 PM
Hello Sgt. Assault. I' m a machinist also but am not familiar with Mazaks, I use Mastercam for everything (love it). You could check out Practical Machinist web site and they should have a section on Mazak programming. Better yet, tell your boss to get Mastercam. It takes a little time to learn but its worth the effort.
Posted 19 October 2016 - 06:40 AM
Hey Sgt, good for you taking the initiative to learn Mazatrol. The little I know about it is that it is not the greatest tool for programming. I like the idea of buying mastercam or Mazacam. Your best bet is to scrounge around the shop for the mazatrol manual or disk.
I did find this online, maybe it helps?
Posted 19 October 2016 - 07:23 AM
Maybe not a huge help but many Community Colleges are offering a CNC certificate programs. I know that Mazatrol is part of that program at our local Community College. My nephew just finished that program (he got hired before he finished the program). These are "work friendly" courses, meaning they are mostly at night and weekends. Since they are certificate programs - the course work is only related to what your doing. No standard core classes like english or math.
In Virginia, we have several programs like this that are "Workforce Development" programs. The State will cover part of the cost of your classes. Some of that program is Federally funded so it may also apply in other states as well.