Computer Numerical Control (CNC) is the key technology driving today's manufacturing tools and processes. CNC machine tools have become critical for American manufacturers wanting to improve productivity and quality. Form a firm foundation for your work with fundamental concepts of CNC, including machine layout, coordinate systems, basic tooling, offsets, speeds and feeds. You’ll review basic shop math, metrology and blueprint reading.
Interpret blueprints and apply shop math skills. Identify major machine components and axes. Illustrate types of tooling used on CNC. Explain the function of workshift, geometry and wear offsets. Calculate machining speeds and feeds.