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Centre Lathe Turning training

Though so many of today’s industrial manufacturing lines rely heavily on computer controlled electrical and electronic systems to operate, there is still a high need for basic machine tool skills to be able to carry out manufacturing processes effectively.  These skills and knowledge also underpin the more advanced techniques used in operating and setting CNC type machines.

This five-day Centre Lathe Turning training course gives delegates the skills and knowledge they need safely to operate a vertical milling machine to produce engineering products.  

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Course content

The course runs over 5 days and covers some underpinning theory but focusses heavily on the practical application of this knowledge using the Centre Lathe.  Using a combination of relevant theory and hands-on instruction and practise, delegates will acquire the skills and knowledge to make the most productive use of a Centre Lathe.

During the course the delegates will cover the following Centre Lathe subject areas in depth.

  • Awareness presentation
  • Safety consideration
  • Machine controls and operation
  • Types of turning tools
  • Speed and feed calculations
  • Tool setting
  • Working from datums
  • Setting work three jaw chuck
  • Centre drilling use of tailstock
  • Turning stepped shafts
  • Controlling the cut
  • Work holding – four jaw chuck, mandrel
  • Drilling – centre drills, holes, drilling to depth, reaming and tapping
  • Turning operations – simple angles, form tools, threading with die, steps and shoulders inspection


Delegates do not need any previous experience of practice in the use centre lathes or turning operations though some engineering or manufacturing knowledge may prove to be beneficial.


Whilst there is no formal assessment on this course, delegates will need to demonstrate that they can operate a centre lathe and carry out turning operations safely and effectively to accurately produce components.  On successful completion of the course, delegates will receive a certificate of attendance. 

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Career progression:

This course is aimed at employees who have little or no experience of Centre Lathe Turning or those who simply need to refresh their skill and knowledge in this area. It is ideal for those delegates who are wish to be able to manufacture parts and components or want to broaden their overall engineering skill set.


Why Choose Make UK to Study?

Make UK Environmental, Health & Safety team are dedicated to improving EHS knowledge and performance in individuals and companies across the UK. Our trainers are professional consultants with industry recognized qualifications and practical experience.

For your convenience, costs quoted are inclusive of tuition, course materials, assessment, and certificate, which is awarded for successful completion of the qualification.


Member pricing breakdown

*Member price = £915 + VAT - Member discount applies to Make UK Members, and subscribers to our EHS or HR & Legal support packages (discount applied upon booking)