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2-axis Turning (X and Z axis) Programmer Course – Heidenhain Control

Course duration is 2 days

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

Cost of course is £600.00 + VAT per attendee.

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Course information

This course is for people looking to acquire the basic knowledge of how to program a 2 axis CNC Heidenhain-controlled lathe.

This is a standard level course and attendees need to be familiar with engineering & machine tools with some understanding of their layout and configuration. An understanding of component drawings would also be advisable.

Specific course content includes:

  • Introduction and review of a lathe and its layout
  • General safety and best-practice instruction
  • Overview of codes used in programming i.e. - G Codes, M Codes
  • Understanding CNC programs - structure and content
  • Explanation of Tool Change positions G14~G140
  • Programming with absolute and incremental values
  • Using Tool Editor with geometry & radius offsets
  • Tool nose radius compensation & vector quadrants
  • Rapid traverse and other feed-rate commands i.e. mm/rev & mm/min.
  • Creating simple programs using simulation - and how to edit them
  • Using multi repetitive cycles - G code and ICP Units
  • Writing extended programs to also include sub programs & sub routines

This course is run at the Mills Mills CNC Training Academy's facility in Leamington or can be held at a customer's facility. (Charges will be different to above.)

This course is theoretical in nature using Heidenhain touch screen simulators.

If training is required at a customer's facility, it is important that attendees have a room with a projector & whiteboard facilities.

To find out more about this course call the Mills Mills CNC Training Academy on 01926 438363.

Safety Shoes and other P.P.E. Equipment is not required.

Heidenhain 2 axis 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


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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Where to find us

Mills CNC Limited
The Mills CNC Technology Campus,
Tachbrook Link,
Tachbrook Park Drive
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, CV34 6SN

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