CNC Programming Milling

Modern Industry is using C.N.C. (Computer Numerical Control) more and more. Fife College and its partners have developed a course to meet industrial requirements and provide Scottish Industry with the skills and competence to satisfy these needs. This course will teach/upskill present employees already working within the engineering industry how to program a Fanuc controlled CNC Machining Centre.

What You Study

  • Training Module for FANUC Controls
  • OT/16M/18M/21M
  • For 3 AXIS Milling
  • General layout of the machine
  • The benefits of CNC machining
  • Axes configuration
  • Co-ordinate format
  • Absolute & incremental programming, G90 & G91
  • Work Offset setting
  • Tool offsets, Length and Radius
  • ‘G’ Code programming
  • M Codes explanation (relative to the machine and available options)
  • Linear, CW and CCW feed
  • How to start making a programme
  • G94 G95 Feed
  • How to end a programme - M02, M30
  • G73 - G86, Drill, tap & Bore cycles
  • Circular Interpolation
  • Rigid Tapping
  • Helical Interpolation
  • G52 Use
  • G98 G99 Use
  • G68 Co-ordinate Rotation
  • M98 M99 Sub-programme use & nesting
  • G41 G42 Cutter compensation
  • Introduction to Macro B
  • Programming examples using the above data

Duration and Attendance

2 hours per week over 12 weeks: Friday afternoon from 1pm – 3pm

Fife College, Future Skills Centre, Stenton Road, Glenrothes, Fife KY6 2RA



Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements. The course is designed to support and upskill people who are currently employed as Millers/Borers or CNC Machine Operators or who are already competent in their ability to Mill/Machine components manually.

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