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Introduction to CNC turning

CNC Turning uses 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 four-day introductory CNC training course is designed to give delegates the skills and knowledge they need to part-programme, set and operate CNC machines. 

  • Course content
  • The course runs over 4 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 programing systems
    • Speeds and feeds 
    • Linear movements 
    • Circular movements 
    • Canned cycles 
    • Datum positioning 
    • Tool setting 
    • Datum setting 
    • Single block 
    • Programme run full sequence 
    • Data storage and transfer
  • Pre-requisites
  • Delegates will need some experience of turning and skills and practice in the use of lathes.

  • Assessment
  • Whilst there is no formal assessment on this course, delegates will need to demonstrate that they can operate a CNC Centre Lathe safely and effectively.  On successful completion of the course, delegates will receive a certificate of attendance. 

  • More details
  • Career progression:

    This course is aimed at employees who have little experience of CNC Machines but are familiar with the use of turning 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.