FeatureCAM – 2.5D Turning (Fanuc, Siemens, Heidenhain)

Course level: Advanced
Course duration: 2 days
Class size: 1-6 attendees
Course location: Mills CNC, Tachbrook link, Mills CNC Technology Campus, Tachbrook Park Dr, Royal Leamington Spa CV34 6SN
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  • Fanuc Control
  • Heidenhain Control
  • Siemens Control
  • Turning Machine type
£600.00 + VAT
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Course description

To ensure a positive learning experience course size is limited to 6 attendees.

Cost of course is £600.00 + VAT per attendee.

FeatureCAM is the unique CAD/CAM system that uses feature-based and knowledge-based technologies for automated machining, minimising programming times for milling machines, lathes, multi- tasking lathes, mill-turn centres and wire EDM machines.

At the Mills CNC Training Academy we offer 4 different FeatureCAM courses – FeatureCAM 2.5D Milling, FeatureCAM 2.5D Turning, FeatureCAM 3D Solid Milling and FeatureCAM 3D Solid Turning.

Applicants must already be well versed in Engineering and able to read Drawings. ISO Programming and a good understanding of Mathematics would be advantageous.

Specific course content includes:

Day 1 (Turning and General)

  • FeatureCam Part Wizard
  • Stock Description Material, Size and Datum Setting
  • Geometry Drawing, Points, Lines, Circles, Arcs, Fillets etc.
  • Trim/Extend, Dimensions, Annotation
  • Making Curves, Text
  • Features for Turning, Part Features, Drilling, Threading, Grooving, Boring
  • Simulation and Toolpaths with NC Code Output
  • Editing Tools, Speeds and Feeds etc.
  • Customize Manufacturing
  • Viewing in the Graphics Window
  • Advanced Toolbar and Selecting Graphical Objects
  • Importing Geometry using DXF Files etc.
  • Sub Spindle Working and Introduction to Twin Turret
  • Geometry Drawing and Curves
  • Transform, Translate, Rotate, Scale, Reflect
  • Features for C and Y Axis Milling
  • Creating Features Drilled, Holes Patterns etc.
  • Milled Boss, Pockets and Irregular Shapes and Groups
  • Manufacturing order
  • Simulation and NC Code Viewing
  • Saving your Work, Attributes, Operations Level
  • Default Attributes
  • Tool selection, Overrides, Tool manager and Cribs
  • Post Processor Location and Editing Post Processor Information
  • (Post Editing is covered on a separate course if required)

FeatureCAM Programmer courses run at the Mills Mills CNC Training Academy last for 2 days:

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

Machine availability will be decided on the day.

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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