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A CNC lathe is a machine tool that is used to create cylindrical parts. This course will give you an understanding of a lathe’s components, its movements, the tooling that can be used for machining, and how to keep these things running smoothly. It also provides information on how to use the CNC Controller for a CNC Lathe.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Describe the purpose of each CNC lathe component
  • Define movements on the Z- and X-axis
  • Identify common workholding devices
  • Identify options for mounting tools
  • Understand the parts of the CNC controller and how they operate
  • Explain how the auxiliary systems of a CNC lathe work

Estimated completion time (hours): 5.0