3-axis Machining Centres with Heidenhain Controls

Course level: Standard
Course duration: 3 days
Class size: 1-10 attendees
Course location: Mills CNC, Tachbrook link, Mills CNC Technology Campus, Tachbrook Park Dr, Royal Leamington Spa CV34 6SN
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  • Heidenhain Control
  • Milling Machine type
£900.00 + VAT
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Course description

Class size is between 6 – 10 attendees maximum.

Cost of course is £900.00 + VAT per attendee.

This is a standard three day course aimed at people wishing to acquire or improve their programming skills.

The course is in a classroom environment using Heidenhain Programming Keyboards and focuses on a Heidenhain TNC controlled 3-axis machining centre.

To get the most from this course attendees must have some experience of machine tools (i.e. as either an operator or setter), programming knowledge and experience is not essential, but familiarity with a CNC machine would be beneficial.

Specific course content includes:

  • Introduction and general layout of machine
  • Operator, keyboard and Soft Key explanation
  • Axis configuration X, Y and Z
  • The control system description including: – Mode selection, screen layout and displays – Program management and file handling – Creating Program, Billet and ending Programs
  • Tool Call and Tool Definitions
  • Cycle Definitions, Facing, Drilling, Tapping Etc.
  • Patterns, Pockets and Boss Machining
  • Rotation, Datum Shifts, Scaling and Contouring functions
  • F Max and feed rate commands
  • Incremental and Polar commands
  • Helical interpolation
  • Using Labels and Repeats
  • FK Programming (if applicable)
  • Setting work and tool data

Safety footwear and other PPE is NOT required for this course.

3-axis Programmer courses run at the Mills Mills CNC Training Academy last for 3 days:

  • Day 1: Start: 9.30am – Finish: 5.00pm
  • Day 2: Start: 9.00am – Finish: 5.00pm
  • Day 3: Start: 9.00am – Finish: 4.00pm

Light lunch and soft drinks are provided. For special dietary requirements please contact the Mills Mills CNC Training Academy on 01926 438363 or email

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