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Siemens ShopMill Conversational Course – Milling

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

Using the Siemens' ShopMill function helps fast and efficient programming. The course consists of step-by-step instructions beginning with basic principles and gradually increasing in complexity. Specific descriptions and programming examples will also be covered in the course.

By the end of the course, you should be able to program components to a reasonable standard, thus achieving the full potential of your CNC machining centres.

Applicants should have a basic knowledge of Engineering and an understanding of component drawings would be advisable.

Specific course content includes:

  • Introduction & General Layout of Machine, Keyboard & Soft-key Explanation
  • Axes Configuration. X, Y, Z
  • Machine Modes. e.g. T, S, M and MDA & Program Manager
  • Introduction to Advantages of Shop Mill Conversational Programming
  • Tool List Creation & Work Offset Menus
  • Create Shop Mill Program, Program Headers
  • Planning Machining Process & Structure of a ShopMill Program
  • Path, Spigot, Face & Pocket Milling Cycles
  • Centering, Drilling, Boring and Tapping Cycles using ShopMill
  • Circumferential Slot Cycle
  • Transformations (Datum Shift, Rotation and Mirror Image) in ShopMill
  • How to Set Marks, Repeats in Sub Routines & Using Sub Programs
  • Thread Milling, Radial Pocketing Cycles
  • M codes relative to type of Machine
  • Examples Utilising the Above

This course is run at the Mills Mills CNC Training Academy's facility in Leamington or can be held at a customer's facility. (Charges will be different to above.)

This course is theoretical and classroom-based using Touch Screen Computers with Siemens Sinutrain Control Simulation Software. Time can be spent training on a Siemens-controlled machine depending on availability.

If training is required at a customer's facility, it is important that attendees have a room with a projector & whiteboard available & unrestricted access to a Siemens-controlled machine if required.

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

Safety Shoes and other P.P.E. Equipment is not required.

Siemens ShopMill 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


Machine availability will be decided on the day.

Light lunch and soft drinks are provided. For special dietary requirements please contact the 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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