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CNC Milling & Turning Basics / PS1104


This course provides a project based overview of the basics of CNC Milling & Turning. Using CNC Machines in a hands-on environment, the student will write basic G-code programs, set-up parts, run programs and troubleshoot their functionality. PS1104 provides the "why" behind CNC machine operations so that student has the ability to make more intelligent decisions at the machine.

General Outline:

  • History of CNC
  • Cartesian coordinate system
  • CNC machine standard parts
  • Understanding axes & origins
  • Understanding G & M Code
  • Basic programming on CNC Mills & Lathes
  • Incremental vs. Absolute moves
  • Understanding the machine controls
  • Program editing and troubleshooting

  • Who Should Attend:

    Machinists, mold-makers, tool & die makers, fixture builders and metal workers and any person that will be transitioning to run a CNC machine in the near future but has no previous CNC machining experience or training will greatly benefit from this course.

    This course is not currently scheduled. Please email us at for information about the next offering or if you are a business looking for customized training.

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