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Cnc Cad/cam Programmer by kenflipper(m): 6:12pm On Jun 14, 2008
All Engineers Share your knowledge on CNC CAD/CAM is there any CNC industry in Nigeria, i work in a $30million USD CNC industry as a CNC CAD/CAM programmer in the USA hoping i can save enough money transfer the technology down to Nigeria.

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Re: Cnc Cad/cam Programmer by kenflipper(m): 8:26pm On Jun 14, 2008
CNC Project Flow Chart: The 5 basic steps required for programming.

CNC Design ----> CAD (Computer Aided Design) ----->CAM (Computer Aided Manufacturing) -----> Control ----> Machine
Re: Cnc Cad/cam Programmer by kenflipper(m): 11:30am On Jun 16, 2008
I was hoping the engineers in the house would find this topic very interesting CNC stands for Computer Numerical Control programmers, it is the essential programming of robots to perform a specific task to precision. It is used in the industralized nations in production of autos, computers and all other industries that deals with production. etc. The demand for CNC programmers is very high all over the world and the money is highly rewarding ranging from $35 an hour as an entry level with working experience in robotics. Think about any machine it can be programmed to perform a task on its own, using a computer. Lets take for example ATM machines, they require CNC to allow the ATM perform tasks even when no one is at the bank. it is programmed and loaded during working hrs. I have the concept of CNC and i m planing on building one to test runing in Nigeria industries. Even a sewing machine can be programmed to sew with out supervision using the concept of CNC. A car can be programmed to run wit out supervision using the concept of CNC.
Re: Cnc Cad/cam Programmer by damine: 12:45pm On Jun 17, 2008
kenflipper:

I was hoping the engineers in the house would find this topic very interesting CNC stands for Computer Numerical Control programmers, it is the essential programming of robots to perform a specific task to precision. It is used in the industralized nations in production of autos, computers and all other industries that deals with production. etc. The demand for CNC programmers is very high all over the world and the money is highly rewarding ranging from $35 an hour as an entry level with working experience in robotics. Think about any machine it can be programmed to perform a task on its own, using a computer. Lets take for example ATM machines, they require CNC to allow the ATM perform tasks even when no one is at the bank. it is programmed and loaded during working hrs. I have the concept of CNC and i m planing on building one to test runing in Nigeria industries. Even a sewing machine can be programmed to sew with out supervision using the concept of CNC. A car can be programmed to run wit out supervision using the concept of CNC.

Currently in Naija, we're more of a consumer economy rather than manufacturing and the few manufacturing companies we have are not really into automated/controlled processes. Its still more of manual.

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Re: Cnc Cad/cam Programmer by kenflipper(m): 4:01am On Jun 18, 2008
True, i agree with you, but we can change that, and we have to start thinking the other way, that is why India is ahead of us. Those manual machines can be converted into CNC programming machines by the application of a computer that can turn the machines into robots, that is the initiative i m working work on. It will help turn us into an industrial nation and we can dominate Africa with it. But if the technology comes into Nigeria we still need the manpower. Let take for example oil firms, all oil firms presently in Nigeria use CNC driven machines to drill for oil, because Nigerians are far from the programming abilities of CNC, a foreigner is imported to do the job and paid thousands of dollars. There are firms all over the world looking for experienced CNC programmers Nigeria youths who have studied engineering in poly or uni can take advantage of the new job order. Indians students are rushing into CNC sectors, in order for them to be marketable worldwide. Its the easiest way to travel comfortably for those seeking a better life overseas. The unfortunate thing is i doubt if there is any school in Nigeria that presently offers CNC programming the number one location for CNC study is in Denmark, that is where most firms send their staff for training. My idea is that with CNC programming abilities our engineers can be marketable worldwide which will inturn boost our economy just like what the indians are doing exporting their engineers to the gulf.

Things you should know to be a CNC programmer :
1. Engineering field ( either computer, mechanical, petroleum,mining, electrical or chemical)
2. An expert in Computer
3. You need to understand CAD
4. You should know CAM
5. Ability to read a technical drawing because the drawings is all u have to work with by converting it into CAD.
6. You need to understand measurements in ' and '' (ft and inches)
7. Ability to convert technical drawing into G-code(which is the computerized language machines understands).
8. Understand the concept of physics e.g RPM(revolution per min), velocity, speed,projection etc
9. You have to be good in calculating algebra, fractions and decimal points (cos' CNC programming makes use of fractions and decimal point in order to get a precision result.
Re: Cnc Cad/cam Programmer by engineerk: 2:27pm On Jun 19, 2008
hi,
I studied Production Engineering from the University of Benin,during my final year we did a course, Automation and Control. This has a topic on Numerical Control of Machine Tools. The course content covered CAD/CAM but that aspect was not taught.

I'll like to partner with companies abroad on this aspect of manufacturing.

But that's just a dream for now!
Re: Cnc Cad/cam Programmer by Nobody: 3:40pm On Jun 19, 2008
nigeria's manufacturing industry is dead in the water - thanks to PHCN

i'm an electrical engineer - i use autoCAD, Dialux, and google sketchup for engineering designs( not quite the same thing - i know)

as to programming, nope i can't program, but i do put a lot of time into tweaking lisp files i download from sites and forums.
Re: Cnc Cad/cam Programmer by kenflipper(m): 11:17am On Jun 20, 2008
engineerk,
Its sad that the CAD/CAM aspect of CNC programming wasnt taught during your final year, no engineer irrespective of the discipline would be complete for tomorrow's task without CNC programming.
Re: Cnc Cad/cam Programmer by flyKUDE(m): 3:08pm On Jul 07, 2008
i have an almost unquantifiable interest on everything that has got to do with robotics and automation, will love to hear from you.
my mail addy is: bobkude@yahoo.com
Re: Cnc Cad/cam Programmer by kenflipper(m): 4:42pm On Jul 08, 2008
Flykude, i would rather we talk here you never know there could be others who could add or gain from it as well, what would you like to know,
Re: Cnc Cad/cam Programmer by stiyke(m): 11:22pm On Aug 12, 2011
kenflipper:

All Engineers Share your knowledge on CNC CAD/CAM is there any CNC industry in Nigeria, i work in a $30million USD CNC industry as a CNC CAD/CAM programmer in the USA hoping i can save enough money transfer the technology down to Nigeria.




hi kenflipper,
i just made my first CNC machine(actually my 3rd revision as i try to correct flaws on the first and second build), it uses a router as it cutting tool. I plan to make one that cuts with VFD spindle then one that cuts with laser. Building it here in nigeria isnt easy and cost lots. But am happy i did it and i love so much watching it work. i have to rest for now cause i have spent lots on it both time and money, but its worth it ,

Take care.

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Re: Cnc Cad/cam Programmer by nimboya: 5:28am On Aug 13, 2011
Helo i can do CNC programming using G & M code for milling and Lathe machine too. Can we be friends. Meet we on www.talkdeygo.com my name is Ewere just register and add me as your friend. I will be waiting
Re: Cnc Cad/cam Programmer by Akwafinaaa: 8:41am On Aug 08, 2013
Hi all, I am a CNC enthusiast, designed one for my Final year project in FUTO. Anyone interested in partnering should send a reply....lets get to work guys/gals
Re: Cnc Cad/cam Programmer by VURN(m): 12:23am On Jan 05, 2015
@akwafinaaa, nimboya and any other persons who can program CNC, contact me for an urgent contract job. A university needs your service (to train the technologist in the mechanical engineering department of its faculty of engineering). Any one who can do this should call O7O31557301 ASAP.
Re: Cnc Cad/cam Programmer by erico2k2(m): 6:00pm On Feb 22, 2016
Is this thread still alive? we need more CnC machines
Re: Cnc Cad/cam Programmer by engineerjimmy: 12:00am On Mar 20, 2016
I write cnc codes(G&M codes) for machining operations,08170697723
Re: Cnc Cad/cam Programmer by matt3oo5: 6:15am On Mar 26, 2016
I very interested in transferring CNC technology to Nigeria. Please contact if you have similar goal

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Re: Cnc Cad/cam Programmer by adedolapo4(m): 6:45pm On Apr 05, 2016
matt3oo5:
I very interested in transferring CNC technology to Nigeria. Please contact if you have similar goal

Wow. seems like me coming across this thread is a coincidence, cos my boss just expressed interest in CNC technology also. Although I have totally no idea of what it is, he might just be of help for you guys as a potential investor. Please if you dont mind, can you send me a document of how this technology will solve problems and be of help in Nigeria. It can just be a brief of about 3 or less pages so as to show that this is serious. email: 1oguade@gmail.com

engineerjimmy
erico2k2
Re: Cnc Cad/cam Programmer by erico2k2(m): 10:04pm On May 07, 2016
kenflipper:
All Engineers Share your knowledge on CNC CAD/CAM is there any CNC industry in Nigeria, i work in a $30million USD CNC industry as a CNC CAD/CAM programmer in the USA hoping i can save enough money transfer the technology down to Nigeria.


WELl I am into CNc, the mechanical part,I'm sure I would be of good assistance to you when the time comes, i got some wicked Idea,just like you I work in same industry but o n the mechanical side, as I am a mechanical Engineer, however,Im relocating back to Nigeria pretty soon and would be based in PH, I already got my site for my company/factory, are you doing the same??
Re: Cnc Cad/cam Programmer by erico2k2(m): 10:17pm On May 07, 2016
adedolapo4:


Wow. seems like me coming across this thread is a coincidence, cos my boss just expressed interest in CNC technology also. Although I have totally no idea of what it is, he might just be of help for you guys as a potential investor. Please if you dont mind, can you send me a document of how this technology will solve problems and be of help in Nigeria. It can just be a brief of about 3 or less pages so as to show that this is serious. email: 1oguade@gmail.com

engineerjimmy
erico2k2
well to me CNC does everything we need in our daily life,put it this way, a CNC machine is an advance 3D printer,why this print the CNC carves,
The robots in an Automobile factory are all CNCs, your simple kitchen cabinet door can be machined by a CNC, teh coats of Arms of Nigeria can me machined by a CNC.All those flat pack furnitures from china are machined using CNC hence the holes and drills are precise...
Will add a youtube link

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Re: Cnc Cad/cam Programmer by tplacid: 1:34pm On Feb 06, 2017
nimboya:
Helo i can do CNC programming using G & M code for milling and Lathe machine too. Can we be friends. Meet we on www.talkdeygo.com my name is Ewere just register and add me as your friend. I will be waiting

How can I reach you, as a recruiter I am currently sourcing for someone that can use a cnc machine, I hope to hear from you.
Re: Cnc Cad/cam Programmer by tplacid: 1:47pm On Feb 06, 2017
kenflipper:
I was hoping the engineers in the house would find this topic very interesting CNC stands for Computer Numerical Control programmers, it is the essential programming of robots to perform a specific task to precision. It is used in the industralized nations in production of autos, computers and all other industries that deals with production. etc. The demand for CNC programmers is very high all over the world and the money is highly rewarding ranging from $35 an hour as an entry level with working experience in robotics. Think about any machine it can be programmed to perform a task on its own, using a computer. Lets take for example ATM machines, they require CNC to allow the ATM perform tasks even when no one is at the bank. it is programmed and loaded during working hrs. I have the concept of CNC and i m planing on building one to test runing in Nigeria industries. Even a sewing machine can be programmed to sew with out supervision using the concept of CNC. A car can be programmed to run wit out supervision using the concept of CNC.

Please I need your advice on how to get a good cnc machine operator, I have a client that is currently in need of one.

I hope to hear from you.

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Re: Cnc Cad/cam Programmer by btee13(m): 10:50am On Feb 16, 2017
I would like to seek advice on d best cam software for newbie on cnc.
Re: Cnc Cad/cam Programmer by clintonell001(m): 1:40am On Mar 20, 2017
kenflipper:
All Engineers Share your knowledge on CNC CAD/CAM is there any CNC industry in Nigeria, i work in a $30million USD CNC industry as a CNC CAD/CAM programmer in the USA hoping i can save enough money transfer the technology down to Nigeria.



Hello Kenflipper,

I'm interested in CNC machining too.

My company CLINTONEL Technologies (www.clintonel.biz) is specialized in Product Development and Advanced Manufacturing.
We already own an industrial scale Rapid Prototype Machine (3D printer), Plastic Filament Extrusion Machine, Automatic Spooling Machine, and a Metal Casting Foundry.

We are planning to expand into CNC machining for the following products:
Injection molds
Blow molds
Dies
Machine spare parts
Auto Spare parts
General Custom Machining
etc.

We can partner with you in the CNC venture.

Please, contact us: info@clintonel.biz
Phone: +234 806 890 2331

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Re: Cnc Cad/cam Programmer by btee13(m): 10:00am On Oct 07, 2017
Hello clintonel I went through ur site and I discovered u also train people please can I get the full details On ur training. Here is my email babatundeolaoye@gmail.com
I am currently learning mastercam via ebooks and webinars. I am very good with solidworks and Siemens nx.

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Re: Cnc Cad/cam Programmer by SunFlow(m): 11:24am On Oct 07, 2017
kenflipper:
True, i agree with you, but we can change that, and we have to start thinking the other way, that is why India is ahead of us. Those manual machines can be converted into CNC programming machines by the application of a computer that can turn the machines into robots, that is the initiative i m working work on. It will help turn us into an industrial nation and we can dominate Africa with it. But if the technology comes into Nigeria we still need the manpower. Let take for example oil firms, all oil firms presently in Nigeria use CNC driven machines to drill for oil, because Nigerians are far from the programming abilities of CNC, a foreigner is imported to do the job and paid thousands of dollars. There are firms all over the world looking for experienced CNC programmers Nigeria youths who have studied engineering in poly or uni can take advantage of the new job order. Indians students are rushing into CNC sectors, in order for them to be marketable worldwide. Its the easiest way to travel comfortably for those seeking a better life overseas. The unfortunate thing is i doubt if there is any school in Nigeria that presently offers CNC programming the number one location for CNC study is in Denmark, that is where most firms send their staff for training. My idea is that with CNC programming abilities our engineers can be marketable worldwide which will inturn boost our economy just like what the indians are doing exporting their engineers to the gulf.

Things you should know to be a CNC programmer :
1. Engineering field ( either computer, mechanical, petroleum,mining, electrical or chemical)
2. An expert in Computer
3. You need to understand CAD
4. You should know CAM
5. Ability to read a technical drawing because the drawings is all u have to work with by converting it into CAD.
6. You need to understand measurements in ' and '' (ft and inches)
7. Ability to convert technical drawing into G-code(which is the computerized language machines understands).
8. Understand the concept of physics e.g RPM(revolution per min), velocity, speed,projection etc
9. You have to be good in calculating algebra, fractions and decimal points (cos' CNC programming makes use of fractions and decimal point in order to get a precision result.



Hello Engr. I did a course on CAD and CAM, and CNC, two semesters ago, though the practical aspect was nothing to write home about due to negligence and professionals.

your concept is good and a welcome idea here in Nigeria.

meanwhile, am a final year student of power and plant engineering

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Re: Cnc Cad/cam Programmer by btee13(m): 2:15pm On Oct 07, 2017
I have mastercam 2017 software to share, it a good starting point, let us prepare towards cnc revolution in Nigeria especially is part manufacturing. We use a lot of plastic product yet we import most of our injection mould from China and india

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Re: Cnc Cad/cam Programmer by chuksoteke(m): 11:02am On Oct 16, 2017
wow. good to see this... but, there are really cheaper and easy cnc machines now and even fre, sub 200dollar and even web based CAM softwares, thanks to china and technolgy....i current own a maual milling machine and i make filmmaking equipment. i hope to get a loan and buy a desktop cnc for now, u can check out companies like stepcraft, inventable Xcarve, and shapeoko 2...really cheap cnc cpable of milling out metals too.....

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Re: Cnc Cad/cam Programmer by YoungBrain: 3:40pm On Oct 19, 2017
@chuksoteke
please can you explain more about the film making equipment
Re: Cnc Cad/cam Programmer by lordzaac: 2:26am On Nov 15, 2017
@kenflipper
contact me lordzaac@gmail.com so we can talk. i have similar dream about transferring CNC CAD technology to Nigeria. am currently in turkey and have used CNC for more than five years now thank you...

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Re: Cnc Cad/cam Programmer by whyteboyz03(m): 11:47am On Dec 23, 2017
erico2k2:

well to me CNC does everything we need in our daily life,put it this way, a CNC machine is an advance 3D printer,why this print the CNC carves,
The robots in an Automobile factory are all CNCs, your simple kitchen cabinet door can be machined by a CNC, teh coats of Arms of Nigeria can me machined by a CNC.All those flat pack furnitures from china are machined using CNC hence the holes and drills are precise...
Will add a youtube link

I've been operating CNC machines since 2010 in PHC, Nigeria . Wouldn't mind to know what you've got in mind to do .

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