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8-axis Twin Turret/Twin Spindle Turning (X1, Z1, C1, and Y1 + X2, Z2, C2 axis with a Sub Spindle A or B) Programmer Course – Fanuc Control

Course duration is 2 days

Class size is between 6 – 10 attendees maximum.

Cost of course is £600.00 + VAT per attendee.

This course can be attended by candidates who have already attended the 5 days programming X, Z, C, Y axis and Sub Spindle
programming course at the Academy. It can also be attended as a 2 day stand alone course.

Call the Academy for availability or complete the form below

Course information

This is an advanced level turning course designed for people with experience and knowledge of the Fanuc CNC Control, who have already completed our 4-axis with Sub Spindle programmer course and want to acquire the skills required to program twin turret/twin spindle lathes.

This course is suitable for customers with Doosan TL and TT series machines and other manufacturers' Fanuc controlled machines with a similar configuration.

If you are unsure about the suitability of this course please contact the Mills Mills CNC Training Academy on 01926 438363 or email

Over the 2 days attendees will complete a number of modules that include:

  • Turning principles plus general machine layout and axis configuration (X, Z, C, Y and Sub Spindle)
  • Applying tool geometry and wear offsets Main & Sub Spindle
  • Using cutter compensation G41 and G42 on both sides
  • Using G83~G85 Cycles for C & Y Axis Drilling, Tapping & Reaming on Face
  • Using G87~G89 Cycles for C & Y Axis Drilling, Tapping & Reaming on Side
  • Rigid Tapping Function on Face & Side
  • Understanding G12.1 and G13.1 polar coordinate interpolation
  • Understanding G7.1 cylindrical interpolation
  • C axis profiling Main & Sub Spindle
  • Y axis Thread Milling on Front Face & Side Machining off Centre Line.
  • Plane Selection G17 , G18 & G19
  • Wait Codes
  • Helical Interpolation on Z and X Main & Sub Spindle
  • Balanced Cutting with ÒPinchÓ & Follow onÓ Type Machining
  • Simultaneous Machining
  • Pass Over Procedure with Orientation & Bar Feed
  • Using Sub Spindle as Tailstock Support
  • Using a Turret as Tailstock Support
  • Synchronous Turning & Milling

This course is popular and is in demand. It is scheduled to run a number of times during 2019.

To book your place online please refer to and follow the booking instructions.

To pay for your course please refer to the Payment Options page of this website.

This course lasts for 2 days:

  • Day 1: Start: 9.30am - Finish: 5.00pm
  • Day 2: Start: 9.00am - Finish: 5.00pm (Approx.)


Light lunch and soft drinks are provided. For special dietary requirements please contact the Mills Mills CNC Training Academy on 01926 438363 or email

In addition to this course the Mills Mills CNC Training Academy also runs other Fanuc Turning Programmer courses -

  • 2-axis Turning;
  • 3-axis Turning
  • 4-axis Turning;
  • 4-axis Turning with Sub Spindle;
  • Twin Spindle/Twin Turret with B axis;
  • Manual Guide Turning.

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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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