Course Description

Course Code : CTRL0020

This course will introduce delegates to the basic principles of CNC and CNC programming. It covers CNC geometry, offsets, programming codes (G, M etc.) with the focus on hands on practical experience.


Course Objectives

To understand :-

- The co-ordinate system for standard Milling and Turning machines.

- Typical hardware configuration of a CNC system including the use of Absolute and Incremental Encoders.

- And carry out the referencing of machine axis.

- The role and apply Zero Offsets (Fine & Coarse), Tool Offsets, and Tool Wear.

- How to apply G, M, T, @ commands.

- Program basic tool paths including linear and circular interpolation.

- How to use Subroutines.

Course Features

  • CNC geometry including axis spindles reference points and offsets.
  • CNC machine operation using a Siemens 840C CNC.
  • Machining Cycles.
  • Common programming instructions.
  • Programming of tool paths including linear and circular interpolation.
  • Subroutines.
  • Compensating with reference point offset after a motor change.
  • Compensating for backlash using the CNC system settings.