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4-axis Machining Centres with Fanuc Controls – Milling

Course duration is 4 days

To ensure a positive learning experience course size is limited to 6 – 10 attendees maximum.

Cost of course is £1200.00 + VAT per attendee.

Call the Academy for availability or complete the form below

Course information

This is an advanced four day course aimed at people wishing to improve their programming skills.

The course takes place in a classroom environment using Fanuc touch screen Simulators and focuses on Programming a 4-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 preferred.

Specific course content includes:

  • Introduction and general Layout of a 4-axis machining centre
  • Overview of codes used in programming - i.e. G Codes, M Codes
  • Understanding CNC programs - structure and content
  • Explanation of 1st and 2nd Reference Point returns G28 & G30
  • Programming with absolute and incremental values
  • Calling up tools with geometry & radius offsets
  • Rapid traverse and other feed-rate commands i.e. mm/rev and mm/min.
  • Creating simple programs using simulation - and how to edit them
  • Using Canned Cycles G73~G89 & Rigid Tapping function
  • Introduction to NC Guide with Fixed Forms etc.
  • Using NC Guide Cycles i.e. facing, pocketing, contouring, hole making & engraving etc.
  • Polar Command & Co-ordinate rotation etc.
  • Programming of an A-axis and using G7.1 Cylindrical Interpolation on a Vertical Machining Centre
  • Programming of a B-Axis on a Horizontal Machining Centre
  • Using Local Work Shifts G52 & G54~G58
  • 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 possibly be held at a customer's facility. (Cost will change with this option.)

This course is theoretical in nature using Fanuc touch screen Simulators.
If training is to occur at a customer's facility, it is important that attendees have a reasonable sized room with projector and 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.

4-axis Programmer courses run at the Mills Mills CNC Training Academy last for 4 days:

  • Day 1: Start: 9.30am - Finish: 5.00pm
  • Day 2: Start: 9.00am - Finish: 5.00pm
  • Day 3: Start: 9.00am - Finish: 5.00pm
  • Day 4: 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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