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Introduction to CNC Programs

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    3 hours a week, for 20 weeks

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Introduction to CNC Programs

Short Course

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

Course Description

  • Cutting Tools Selection
  • Calculating Speed & Feeds for a given material
  • Work Holding Setting Procedures
  • Tool management, measuring length and diameter by using an optical pre-setting machine and use of manually technique too.
  • Setting Datums and understanding the use of G54 – G59 coordinates
  • Loading and storing programmes

Entry Criteria



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


Learn more about this area and see our course level guide:


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