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Introduction to Computer Numerical Control (English)

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4 weeks
49 USD
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4 weeks
49 USD
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Course description

Introduction to Computer Numerical Control (English)

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.

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  • Self-paced Online
  • Online
  • English

Who should attend?


The students attending the course should have knowledge of:

  • Mathematics.
  • Technical drawing and blueprint reading.
  • Handling measuring instruments.

Training content

  • 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.

Course delivery details

This course is offered through TenarisUniversity, a partner institute of EdX.

2-3 hours per week


  • Verified Track -$49
  • Audit Track - Free

Certification / Credits

What you'll learn

  • How to identify the right machine tool for the production process.
  • Selection of cutting tools according to the ISO standard.
  • How to develop a basic CNC code.
  • Implementation of necessary pre-production adjustments.

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