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Advanced Sliding Head CNC Lathes with Fanuc Controls – Turning

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.

Call the Academy for availability or complete the form below

Course information

This is specific programming course for sliding head lathes aimed at people who already have basic knowledge of CNC X and Z programming.

Specific course content includes:

  • Machine Layout - machine, spindles, tooling configuration etc.
  • Understanding diameters and turning length values
  • Understanding bar feeder position, operation etc.
  • Using the Cut Off function
  • Programming part on left and right spindles
  • Work Shift description
  • Understand work co-ordinate offset G54~G59
  • Tooling location and setting
  • Tool offsets and their adjustment
  • G & M Code list
  • Wait codes and passover programs
  • Parts catcher & and pick off positions
  • C-axis for drilling and milling
  • Back drilling and milling functions
  • Plane selection - G18, G17 and G19
  • Y-axis for drilling and milling
  • Helical interpolation on faces and sides
  • Writing extended programs also includes sub programs and 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 touch screens with Simulator Software (Limited).

If training occurs at a customer's facility, it is important that attendees have a reasonable sized room with a projector and whiteboard facilities. Also the use of a machine would be beneficial - but please make sure it is not in production and that tools, materials and work holding equipment are available.

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.

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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