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Assessment Name: Machining: CNC Programmer
Number of Questions: 48
Description: Working knowledge of part program creation using CAD/CAM software and G code programming.
Instructions: This online test requires uninterrupted access to a computer with an Internet connection. For math-related questions, please have paper and pencils on hand for your calculations. Textbooks, calculators, and other electronic devices are NOT allowed.

The assessment covers the following classes:

Class Functional Area Format Difficulty Version Department
12
Classes 1 to 10 of 15
Introduction to CAD and CAM for Machining 241

"Introduction to CAD and CAM for Machining" provides a foundational overview of CAD and CAM systems and how they are used in CNC machining operations. While CAD greatly streamlines the process of part design, CAM ensures successful production by converting ...

Machining Online Intermediate 2.0 CNC
Creating a CNC Turning Program 301

“Creating a CNC Turning Program” illustrates the process of creating a part program for a CNC lathe. Part programmers use G code programming to perform the different tasks within a part program, from describing the location of a cutting tool ...

Machining Online Advanced 2.0 CNC
Creating a CNC Milling Program 302

“Creating a CNC Milling Program” illustrates the process of creating a part program for a CNC mill. Writing the part program is only one step in the process of creating a part. The toolpaths created within a part program depend ...

Machining Online Advanced 2.0 CNC
Calculations for Programming the Mill 312

"Calculations for Programming the Mill" provides an in-depth explanation of the various calculations necessary to program toolpaths on a CNC mill or machining center for a variety of common operations. Common CNC milling operations covered in this class are face ...

Machining Online Advanced 2.0 CNC
Canned Cycles for the Lathe 321

“Canned Cycles for the Lathe” provides an overview of standard canned cycles used on CNC lathes. A canned cycle is a repeatable section of a part program that acts as a programming shortcut for common cutting operations. Canned cycles reduce ...

Machining Online Advanced 2.0 CNC
Canned Cycles for the Mill 322

“Canned Cycles for the Mill” provides an overview of the standard canned cycles used on CNC mills. A canned cycle is a repeatable block in a part program that acts as a programming shortcut for common cutting operations. CNC controls ...

Machining Online Advanced 2.0 CNC
Introduction to GD&T 301

“Introduction to GD&T” provides a basic introduction to the symbols and vocabulary of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing, or GD&T. GD&T is an international design standard that uses 14 standard geometric tolerances to control the shape of features. GD&T emphasizes the ...

Foundational Online Advanced 2.0 Inspection
Major Rules of GD&T 311

The class “Major Rules of GD&T” provides an overview of the rules and concepts of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing, or GD&T, including Rule #1, Rule #2, bonus tolerance, the 3-2-1 Rule, and virtual and resultant conditions, as well as the ...

Foundational Online Advanced 2.0 Inspection
In-Line Inspection Applications 381

“In-Line Inspection Applications” offers an in-depth look at the uses of in-line inspection, or error-proofing, in a production environment. Error-proofing uses individualized setups to inspect a part while it is still in production. Gage selection for in-line inspection depends on ...

Foundational Online Advanced 2.0 Inspection
Introduction to Metals 121

"Intro to Metals" provides an overview of popular ferrous and nonferrous metals and their properties. This course introduces users to the three types of metal crystal structures, how grains develop in metal, the purpose of heat treating, and how these ...

Foundational Online Beginner 2.0 Materials