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CNC Setup

Industrial Maintenance & Technology


Course Length

16 Hours

Max Attendees


Course Description

Provides training on how to successfully setup a CNC machine.  Topics include safety, how to setup and load tools, how to set tool offsets and work offsets, how to load a program, and prove out the program to verify it is safe for production.

Course Objectives

At the end of this course, the student should be able to:

  1. To safely setup a CNC machine, load, edit and read a program, set work and tool offsets and machine operation

Course Outline

  1. Safety
  2. Control Features
    • Modes
      • Edit
      • Memory / Auto
      • Tool Setup
      • MDI
    • Features
      • Speed/feed overrides
      • Single block, Optional stop, Block delete
  3. Machine Setup
    • Machine axis
    • Offsets work and tool
    • Building/mounting cutting tools
  4. Basic Codes
    • Common letters
    • Preparatory (G) codes
    • Miscellaneous (M) codes
  5. Testing, Setup and Program
    • Mode of testing program
    • Safe start up