Course: MC186 woodWOP 6 - 7 Programming and Operations for Vacuum Pod CNCs
woodWOP is the versatile software platform base of WEEKE & HOMAG CNCs. While woodWOP is flexibly designed to be able to import from various other types of software, the focus this course will be in programming directly with woodWOP. Students learn efficient programming techniques of woodWOP 6, 6.1, and 7 software for their WEEKE vacuum pod CNC machining centers. Programming instruction includes how to increase CNC machining center functionality including horizontal & vertical drilling, and trimming, grooving & vertical sawing, and aggregate functions and capabilities. Instruction includes efficiently creating pockets, free form pockets, polygon routing, processed part parameters, and contour arcs. Course addresses the use of variables & global variables, template values, conditional statements, components, block macros, and DXF importation. Students continue by applying learned woodWOP programming techniques to safely operate WEEKE vacuum pod CNC machining centers including uploading or adjusting programs at the machine. Through classroom and hands-on machine experience, students learn the importance of feed rates and rotation speeds, CNC tooling materials and geometry, use of the tool holder & collet, and cutter assembly & measurement. Using the powerTouch controller, students learn tooling, and how to reference the tool database using the softkey functions of the controller. Additional time will be spent addressing aggregate identification & applications, and fixturing. Emphasis is placed on increasing machine uptime, and the mechanical life of the machine and tooling.
"This was my first time learning how to program with woodWOP and run a CNC machine...made everything simple to grasp and understand, making me feel less stressed and more comfortable, while Stiles made me feel at home." RLE Millwork
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Email or call Stiles Education at 616.698.7500 x1625 to request information on future dates of this course.
Basic PC skills and prior experience with Windows
An efficient and safe method to program woodWOP. Drilling and saw grooving processes. Basic routing processes. Troubleshooting programs. Setup procedures. Safe and efficient machine operation. Use and maintenance of tooling. Importance of fixturing.
Who Should Attend
Programmers, machine operators, maintenance technicians, supervisors, and owners
Applicable Machine Models
WEEKE Vacuum Pod Machining Centers