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3-axis Machining Centres with Heidenhain Controls

Course duration is 3 days

Class size is between 6 – 10 attendees maximum.

Cost of course is £900.00 + VAT per attendee.

£900.00 Plus VAT

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Course information

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 & 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 & Tool Definitions
  • Cycle Definitions, Facing, Drilling, Tapping Etc.
  • Patterns, Pockets & Boss Machining
  • Rotation, Datum Shifts, Scaling & Contouring functions
  • F Max and feed rate commands
  • Incremental & Polar commands
  • Helical interpolation
  • Using Labels & Repeats
  • FK Programming (if applicable)
  • Setting work and tool data

This course is run at the Mills Mills CNC Training Academy's facility in Leamington or possibly held at a customer's facility (price will be adjusted accordingly).

This course is theoretical in nature using Touch Screen Simulator's and Heidenhain Keyboards.
If training is to occur at a customer's facility, it is important that attendees have a reasonable sized room with Projector & Whiteboard Facilities.

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

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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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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