Modern industry is using C.N.C. (Computer Numerical Control) more and more.

Fife College and its partners have developed this course to meet industrial requirements and provide Scottish industry with the skills and competence to satisfy these needs.

This course will teach/upskill those already working within the engineering industry how to program a FANUC controlled CNC Lathe.

  • You will undertake a basic introduction into Fanuc based CNC Turning, potentially accessing college based machines starting on a Denford Cyclone with Fanuc control, then progressing onto a Doosan Lynx again with Fanuc control.
  • Two hours per week over 12 weeks
  • Friday afternoons from 1–3pm
  • Delivered at Glenrothes Campus
  • Training Module for FANUC Controls
  • OT/16T/18T/21T/30T
  • For 2 AXIS turning
  • General layout of the machine
  • The benefits of CNC machining
  • Axes configuration
  • Co-ordinate format
  • Absolute and incremental programming; “U” and “W”
  • Work shift setting
  • Tool offsets geometry and wear
  • G Code programming
  • M Codes explanation (relative to the machine and available options)
  • Linear, CW and CCW feed
  • How to start making a programme
  • G96 G97 constant surface speed control
  • How to end a programme M02, M30
  • G70, G71, G72, multi-rep cycles
  • C and R Chamfer corner radius function
  • G32 and G76 tapping and threading cycles
  • G84 canned cycle for tapping
  • M98 M99 sub-programme use and nesting
  • G74 G75 canned cycles for grooving and drilling
  • G83 canned cycle for drilling
  • G41 G42 cutter compensation, imaginary tool points
  • Programming examples using the above data
  • The training courses are delivered by our engineering professionals who are well-known throughout Fife for their expertise and quality
  • There are no formal entry requirements. This course is designed to support and upskill people who are currently employed as Turners or CNC Machine Operators, or who are already competent in their ability to turn components manually
  • HNC Manufacturing (Entry requirements to be met)
  • CNC Turning; Machine control and basic programing
  • £695
  • Discussion with curriculum team on requirements