- Principles of CNC controls
- Structure of CNC machines
- CNC Programming (G-codes and M-codes) using the Fanuc controls
- Setting up CNC machines
- Manufacturing part using 3-axis CNC milling using part programming
- Manufacturing part using 2-axis CNC lathe using part programming
- Using CAM software to generate CNC part program
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.
Lectures, practicals and demonstrations
Theory is delivered through blended learning which may include face to face and some online learning including Google classroom, I-GVS, Zoom and other online learning platforms. The mode of delivery will be governed by the Covid-19 guidelines adopted by the college at that time and may vary throughout the course.
How is the course assessed?
On going informal assessment throughout the course
Certification is based upon the achievement of the passing the course content and paying the fees in full.
Where Next – Job Opportunities
Variety in the Engineering sector.
Where Next – Further Studies
- AutoCAD 2020
- 3D Modelling & Digital Printing
- BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Mechanical Engineering.
- Introduction to Turning (Lathes)
- Turning (Lathes) Intermediate level.
- AutoCAD 2020
How to apply
This course requires an informal telephone interview. Please click the Apply Now button to fill out the application form with your details and we will be in touch to arrange a time to contact you.