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    20 weeks, 3 hours per week. 6pm-9pm, Tuesday evenings.

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Introduction to CAM

Short Course

Please call Busnes@LlandrilloMenai today on 08445 460 460 or email

Course Description

This course is an introduction to Computer-aided Manufacturing where you will learn how to program CNC cutting paths for 2D and 3D Geometry. You will then be able to simulate your outcomes on the software.

You will also learn basic G-CODE and be able to independently operate an Industrial CNC machine to produce components.

Entry Criteria

None - Preferably completed the CAD short course


Following practical examples and illustrations, you will be independently programming on a software before machining.


There are 3 assessment tasks to program and manufacture as well as knowledge based questions.


There are other short courses within the Engineering department to attend such as CAD, Introduction to Robotics and also Welding.

Other details

Course type: Short Course

Level: 2

Programme Area:

  • Engineering




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