Introduction to CNC Machining
An understanding of manual machining would be desirable but not essential.
A good level of English is required.
Who is the course for
This is an introductory practical course suitable for anyone currently working in, or wishing to enter into an engineering environment which uses this technology now or is looking to use it in the future. Candidates will be introduced to the principles and use of computer numerical control (CNC) to regulate the operation of machines which cut metal and other types of material using CNC mills and lathes.
- Health & safety considerations
- Using simulation software to prove the design of a component
- Understand the principles of computer numerical control (CNC) machines and how these compare to traditional manual machines
- Setting up the machine and configuring offsets and automatic tool changes
- Understand how to interpret a component specifications and produce operational plans for manufacture
- Understand how to produce part programs and manufacture components using CNC mills and lathes
Lectures, practicals and demonstrations
How is the course assessed
On going informal assessment throughout the course
Where next - Further Studies
- AutoCAD 2014 (2D)
- 3D Modelling & Digital Printing
- BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Mechanical Engineering.
- Introduction to Turning (Lathes)
- Turning (Lathes) Intermediate level.
Where next - Job Opportunities
Variety in the Engineering sector.
Last updated: 7 July 2016.
How to Apply
This course requires an informal interview.
To arrange an assessment and interview time please contact Information, Advice & Guidance on 01895 853333.