CNC

On July 25, 2013

CNC stands for computer numerical control. It is a versatile system that allows you to control the motion of tools and parts through computer programs that use numeric data. CNC can be used with nearly any traditional machine. The most common CNC machines found in the machine shop include machining centers (mills) and turning centers (lathes).   These classes will explain operations performed with the help of CNC. The content is for individuals who need to understand what CNC is and how it works. Content covers the basic machines as well as programming for the more experienced user.

Theoretical & Practical courses available, including:

  •     Basic and Advanced Turning
  •     Basic and Advanced Milling +3 Day practical
  •     CAD CAM

The two most popular forms of metal-cutting CNC machine tools include:

  • CNC machining centres, which machine a stationary work piece with a rotating cutting tool
  • CNC turning centres, which machine a rotating work piece with a stationary cutting tool.

This course focuses on turning centres. Note that a similar course is available for machining centres. Participants will learn how to program CNC turning centres in four lessons. The more you know about basic machining practices as they apply to turning operations, the easier it will be to learn to program a CNC turning centre. We emphasize manual programming (G code Level) techniques. It is with this style of CNC programming that you can be the most intimate with the CNC machine tool, commanding everything the machine will do from within your program. And a thorough understanding of manual programming is prerequisite for mastering any computer aided manufacturing (CAM) system.

Please drop us an email requesting for the full course outline.

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