Introduction to CNC Programming and Machine Operations

An introductory course to CNC Programming and Machine Operations.


Academic Year: 2023/24
Course Code: 10235
Campus: Bangor
Study Type: Part-Time
Education Level Further Education
Department: Manufacturing & General Engineering
Course Overview

This course is aimed at students interested in gaining knowledge of CNC machine setup and subsequent programming. This course would be ideal for someone interested in progressing from traditional manual machining techniques. This course would also be of interest to learners from industry wishing to broaden their CNC experience and skills.

 

  • CNC machine construction and setup
  • CNC programme fundamentals e.g. datums and co-ordinate systems
  • CNC contour programming using a CAM system
  • CNC canned cycles
  • Introduction to CAD part modelling for geometry creation
  • CNC programming using Master Cam
  • Hands on practical machining of CNC jobs/ examples

This course is aimed at students interested in gaining knowledge of CNC machine setup and subsequent programming. This course would be ideal for someone interested in progressing from traditional manual machining techniques. This course would also be of interest to learners from industry wishing to broaden their CNC experience and skills.

During this course you will look at:

  • CNC machine construction and setup
  • CNC programme fundamentals e.g. datums and co-ordinate systems
  • CNC contour programming using a CAM system
  • CNC canned cycles
  • Introduction to CAD part modelling for geometry creation
  • CNC programming using Master Cam
  • Hands on practical machining of CNC jobs/ examples

The mix of theory and hands on practical time utilising industry standard CNC machines. The course is delivered in a relaxed atmosphere under the tuition of expertly trained staff.

You may progress onto further study on a range of engineering courses at SERC.

This course would be suitable for upskilling employees who wish to work or may already work in a manufacturing environment using Computer Numerical Control.

An understanding of manual milling techniques and ideally (but not essential) CAD experience.

Complete an informal interview prior to enrolment.

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