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Introduction to CNC machine centre milling

CNC Milling Centres use complex programmes to control the machine in order to produce highly accurate parts in repetitive situations.  Often these CNC Programmes are created in a separate department but operators and setters still need to be able to create programmes from scratch or amend supplied programmes to ensure that the machine will produce the desired item.  

This five-day introductory CNC training course is designed to give delegates the skills and knowledge they need to part-programme, set and operate CNC Milling Centres. 

Course dates

Start date

Course content

The course runs over 5 days and covers some underpinning theory. The practical elements will enable the delegates to programme and set a CNC Machine safely and effectively.

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

  • Introduction to programming
  • The difference between Conversational and ISO programming systems
  • Linear movements
  • Circular movements
  • Canned cycles
  • User cycles
  • Speeds and feeds
  • Work piece co-ordinate system
  • Tool setting
  • Tool length off set
  • Cutter compensation
  • Datum setting
  • Test run
  • Single block
  • Run full sequence


Delegates will need some experience of milling and skills and practice in the use of milling machines.


Whilst there is no formal assessment on this course, delegates will need to demonstrate that they can operate a CNC Milling Centre safely and effectively.  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 experience of CNC Machines but are familiar with the use of Milling principles and practice.  It would also suit traditional machinists and engineers seeking to upskill or those who simply need to refresh their skill and knowledge in this area.



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 courses are designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills to manage fire safety responsibilities effectively. Our trainers are professional consultants with industry recognised qualifications and practical experience.

Make UK is proudly a Gold Learning Partner of NEBOSH. In fact, we are 001, meaning we are pioneers in helping students achieve NEBOSH qualifications.

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