Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Fundamentals

Provided by: ToolingU

This introductory course presents the practical basics for learning how to use the latest CNC equipment. By incorporating a proven "key concepts" approach, it examines the techniques needed for programming and operating a variety of CNC machine tools with emphasis on CNC machining and turning centers. You will gain a firm understanding of the basics required to become proficient with this sophisticated and popular form of manufacturing equipment.

Course Objectives:

  • Learn the six key concepts of manual programming
  • Identify special features of manual programming designed to make programming easier and safer
  • Find out why formatting the techniques must be used
  • Grasp the three basic forms of motion control
  • Focus on the types of compensation
  • Learn how to and when to program tool offsets
  • Identify four types of formatting
  • Grasp what simple canned and multiple pass cycles are
  • Focus on sub-programming techniques
  • Focus on coordinate system manipulation.

Recommended Background

  • This course is designed for the beginner to the CNC field. All presentations will be directed towards entry level and intermediate people. Managers of CNC professionals will find this course beneficial in obtaining a good working knowledge of CNC. CAM system programmers, operators, setup personnel, programmers, CAD/CAM programmers, and the managers of related fields will find this course useful.

Course ID







Communication, Critical Thinking, Personal Effectiveness, CNC Programming, CNC Machining

Method of Delivery

Face to Face

Estimated Effort

2 days



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