CNC Specs for the Mill

Provided by: ToolingU

This class identifies common specifications of CNC mills and describes the various features and options available on different machines.

Course Objectives:

  • Distinguish among mill specifications, features, and options
  • Distinguish between a vertical and horizontal mill
  • Distinguish among interior mill specifications
  • Describe the importance of spindle speed for a mill
  • Describe the relationship between horsepower and torque
  • Describe the importance of rapid axis travels
  • Distinguish between different mill motors
  • Distinguish among mill tool specifications
  • Describe the relationships among accuracy, positioning, and repeatability
  • Explain machine dimensions
  • Identify mill features that directly affect machining performance
  • Identify mill features that directly affect accuracy
  • Identify mill features that directly improve the use and maintenance of cutting tools
  • Identify mill features that directly improve workpiece handling
  • Identify mill options that directly improve job setup and quality control.

Recommended Background

  • Recommended for all manufacturing personnel operating CNC machines.

Course ID







Communication, Critical Thinking, Personal Effectiveness, CNC Milling

Method of Delivery


Estimated Effort

2.5 hrs



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