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Beginners CNC Lathes with Heidenhain Controls

Course duration is 3 days

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

Cost of course is £675.00 + VAT per attendee.

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Course information

This course is for people looking to acquire the basic knowledge for a CNC programming career.

This is an entry level course and attendees do not need to be familiar with CNC machine tools or understand their layout and configuration. This will be described and shown to them during the course together with rudimentary knowledge of Heidenhain controls.

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 possibly held at a customer's facility. (Course cost will change with this option.)

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

If training is to occur at a customer's facility, it is important that attendees have a reasonable sized room with a 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.

Beginner 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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