3-axis Machining Centres with Siemens 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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  • Siemens Control
  • Milling Machine type
£900.00 + VAT
per attendee
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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 course and attendees will need to have some knowledge and experience of Engineering.

It is designed for a 3-axis machining centre using a Siemens ShopMill Control.

Specific course content includes:

  • Introduction and General Layout of Machine
  • Operator, Keyboard and Soft-key Explanation
  • Axes Configuration. X, Y, Z
  • Library and Memory Configuration
  • Introduction to ShopMill
  • Start Program, Program Header Settings
  • Plane Selection, Work Offset, Tool Geometry Definitions
  • Safety Clearance and Retracts
  • Using ShopMill to include all the following: – Profiling and Pocketing Cycles – Drilling and Tapping Cycles, Hole Patterns – Program section Repeats and Sub Program Calls – Transformations (Datum Shift, Rotation and Mirror Image) in ShopMill – Thread Milling, Engraving Cycle – Contour Milling and Island/ Pocket Cycles – Description of M codes relative to type of machine – USB and Ethernet Connection for communication to machine

P.P.E. Equipment 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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