March 22, 2022

Power on the CNC Machining Center

In this lesson, you will learn about the power-on process. The power-on process turns on the electrical power to the CNC machining center.
March 22, 2022

Move the Axes by Rotating the Jog Handle on a CNC Machining Center

In this lesson, you will learn about moving the axes manually by rotating the Jog Handle. This is sometimes called jogging, or hand jogging, the axes.
March 22, 2022

Home the Axes on a CNC Machining Center

In this lesson, you will learn about homing the axes. Homing the axes sends the axes to the machine-home position. Homing the axes is also called zero returning the axes.
March 22, 2022

Select a Part Program from Memory on a CNC Machining Center

In this lesson, you will learn about selecting a part program from memory. Multiple part programs can be stored in the CNC controller, but only one part program can be active at a time. Selecting a part program loads it into the memory of the CNC controller and makes it active so that it can be used to machine parts.
March 22, 2022

Start the Part Program Safely on a CNC Machining Center

In this lesson, you will learn how to start the part program in a safe manner.
March 22, 2022

Interrupt Automatic Operation on a CNC Machining Center

In this lesson, you will learn how to interrupt automatic operation of the machining center. Interrupting automatic operation is the process of stopping the motion of the axes, the rotation of the spindle, and the flow of the coolant.
March 22, 2022

Adjust a Tool Wear Offset on a CNC Machining Center

In this lesson, you will learn to adjust the tool wear offset in the CNC controller. Adjusting the tool wear offset is necessary because, as cutting tools wear, the dimensions they are machining may increase or decrease. The tool wear offset process allows you to change the position of the cutting tool to compensate for the tool wear.
March 22, 2022

Power Off the CNC Machining Center

In this lesson, you will learn about the power-off process. The power-off process prepares the CNC machining center to be shut down and then turns the power off.
March 22, 2022

CNC Programming Procedure for a CNC Machining Center

A CNC machining center requires a program to maximize the machine’s capabilities. Creating a CNC program is only performed after a careful planning stage to determine exactly what machining operations and which part dimensions the CNC machining center will need to machine. By the end of this course, you will be able to • Define a CNC program • Define the steps in CNC programming • Understand the importance of thoroughly planning the creation of a CNC program • Define program zero • Distinguish between machine zero and program zero • Explain the relationship between work offsets, machine zero, and program zero • List methods of creating a CNC program