Introduction to Vertical Milling

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Our courses are designed to give all delegates the skills and the knowledge to safely operate a vertical milling machine. This course will enable the delegates to produce engineering products.

This hands-on course will introduce delegates to milling techniques and procedures including work holding, tooling, speeds and feeds and basic turning processes.

The course can be used to gain knowledge of the manufacturing process and is suitable for those who want to gain an industry standard knowledge of vertical milling, allowing them to produce different parts for the engineering process.

Using a range of practical, hands-on demonstrations and theory-based classroom lessons, the delegates will be able to learn how to safely carry out a range of milling operations in line with company requirements.

Delegates should have a basic understanding of engineering principles and hand skills before attending the course.

We will bespoke the course to meet the company’s needs and it is delivered on site in your company.

Who Should Attend:

The course is aimed at delegates who need to gain the skills required to carry out milling operations within a company. It is ideal for those employees who are working in, or require a refresher, in the mechanical engineering environments.


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.

The five-day Vertical Milling course covers the following:

  • Safety considerations
  • Machine controls and operation
  • Types of cutters
  • Basic material types
  • Speed and feed calculations
  • Basic setting techniques
  • Reading drawings
  • Using measuring equipment
  • Working from datums
  • Blocking up
  • Producing steps and slots
  • Controlling the cut
  • Self-checking techniques
  • Calculations
  • Drilling holes, reaming holes, tapping holes
  • Milling angles
  • Inspection of finished work

Delegates will understand the following:

  • The safety considerations to take into account
  • The controls and operations of the machine
  • Types of machine
  • Using the equipment
  • Producing engineering products.

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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