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Introduction to Computer Numerical Control

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Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Machining is the process through which computers control machine-based processes in manufacturing. The kinds of machines controlled include lathes, mills, routers and grinders – all used for manufacturing of metal and plastic products.

In this course, you’ll learn the ins-and-outs of CNC machining; building the essential knowledge to develop and operate a project with a CNC machine.

From plan interpretation to machining and quality control, you will learn how to make the right decision in every stage of a project through videos and interactive activities.

We invite you to take part of the “Jaque Mate” company project, the objective of which is to produce chess pieces.

Are you up for the challenge?


Week 1: About the course: Prologue. Meet our team. Frequently Asked Questions. Interpretation of the plans and order: Simulation - The Order. Why a CNC machine?

Week 2: Analysis of processes and CNC machines: CNC machine elements. Coordinate Systems. Simulation - The machine. Selection of the cutting tool: Introduction to cutting tool selection. Simulation - The tool.

Week 3: CNC Code Generation: Introduction to programming. Trajectories and tool control. Simulation - The code. Machine code implementation: Program Verification and Implementation. Machine preparation and operation. Final Controls. Simulation - Production.

Week 4: Quality control and piece measurement: Quality control. Simulation - Delivery.

Final Exam.

Taught by

Jorge Muract


3.3 rating, based on 3 Class Central reviews

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    Solange Mendes

    Solange Mendes completed this course, spending 1 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.

    I finished my course with 98% classification. I don't have the certificate and don't know how to get it. IO have put many questions about this at the forum, but no anwsers until now.
  • Nuno Goncalves

    Nuno Goncalves completed this course, spending 4 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.

    Is a great course to beginning CNC. As good teachers. Is very well structured, as some minor flaws because visualizing one machine is hard
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