Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Fundamentals

This introductory course presents the practical basics for learning how to use the latest CNC equipment. By incorporating a proven "key concepts" approach, it examines the techniques needed for programming and operating a variety of CNC machine tools with emphasis on CNC machining and turning centers. You will gain a firm understanding of the basics required to become proficient with this sophisticated and popular form of manufacturing equipment.

Class Details

Class Name:
Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Fundamentals
This course is designed for the beginner to the CNC field. All presentations will be directed towards entry level and intermediate people. Managers of CNC professionals will find this course beneficial in obtaining a good working knowledge of CNC. CAM system programmers, operators, setup personnel, programmers, CAD/CAM programmers, and the managers of related fields will find this course useful.
2 Day Course

Learning Objectives

  • Learn the six key concepts of manual programming
  • Identify special features of manual programming designed to make programming easier and safer
  • Find out why formatting the techniques must be used
  • Grasp the three basic forms of motion control
  • Focus on the types of compensation
  • Learn how to and when to program tool offsets
  • Identify four types of formatting
  • Grasp what simple canned and multiple pass cycles are
  • Focus on sub-programming techniques
  • Focus on coordinate system manipulation

Outline At-a-Glance

  • Introduction to the Basic Functions of CNC Machines
  • reparation for Programming
  • The Three Kinds of Motion
  • Types of Compensation
  • Program Formatting
  • Special Features of Programming Introduction to Machining Center Special Programming Features