Introduction to CNC Machine Centre Milling

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This five-day course is designed to provide delegates with the knowledge of CNC (Computer Numerical Control) machine centre milling, and ensure they are at an industry-recognised standard.

The course will give delegates the skills and the knowledge to set and operate a CNC machining centre as well as the principles that are involved with the CNC milling techniques.

Aimed at those in the manufacturing and engineering industry who require an increased knowledge to safely control and operate the CNC milling machine. It is suitable for people that work with metals, wood, plastics and composite materials.

Who Should Attend:

The course is aimed at delegates who already know about manual machining and have a desire to up-skill to increase their knowledge of more technological approaches to the manufacturing process.


Delegates’ progress will be reviewed through practical exercises, however, as this is a non-accredited source, no official assessment will be carried out.


As this is a non-accredited course, no formal certification will be received by delegates.

Entry Requirements:

Course attendees are required to have a basic understanding of manual machinery.


The five-day Introduction to CNC Machine Centre Milling course covers the following:

  • Introduction to programming
  • G Codes
  • M Codes
  • Absolute/incremental
  • Linear movements
  • Circular movements
  • Canned cycles
  • R Planes
  • Sub programming
  • User cycles
  • Speeds and feeds
  • Work piece co-ordinate system
  • Tool setting
  • Tool length off set
  • Cutter compensation
  • Datum setting
  • Test run
  • Single block
  • Run full sequence.


Delegates will understand the following:

  • The Health and Safety requirements in a CNC Milling environment
  • G and M Codes
  • Linear/Circular Movements
  • Programming the machine
  • How to set up the machines
  • Tool and work offsets
  • Test runs
  • Running the full sequence

The course is delivered at NLT’s Chesterfield and Scunthorpe sites. It can also be delivered in your workplace. Please get in touch with a member of our Business Development Team today to discuss your requirements.

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