This category includes free samples corresponding to the online CNC courses. Each sample contains the first three presentations (videos) as a part of its related online course. 

This is a free sample that corresponds to the “CNC Turning Programming & Operations” course. In this course you will learn how to create CNC programs for simple rotational geometries in CNC lathes and CNC turning centers. You will be able to apply the basic preparatory commands ("G"codes), miscellaneous functions ("M" commands), as well as important canned cycles (contour roughing, contour finishing, simple drilling, peck drilling, tapping and thread cutting) to write your own CNC programs for turning operations. In addition, you will review several CNC programming examples, focusing on standard machining operations performed in typical CNC turning centers, and you will also review the basic steps for installing a lathe chuck on the machine tool’s spindle. In addition, you will be familiarized with the selection, proper installation, and safe machining of the different types of chuck jaws available, to safely work-hold engineering materials according to their mechanical properties.

This is a free sample that corresponds to the “CNC Milling Programming & Operations” course. Upon completion of this course you will be able to read, interpret and develop CNC programs for simple and more complex part geometries comprising contours, holes, threads, and circular pockets. You will be able to use G and M codes as well as canned cycles for simple drilling, normal peck drilling, tapping and clockwise / counterclockwise circular pocket milling. Most important, you will come to develop your CNC programs by considering manufacturing technology fundamentals and other essentials directly related to CNC programming. In addition, you will learn to perform visual inspection for CNC production equipment involving coolant / oil /grease level and air pressure. You will be able to mount a precision vise on the worktable of a 3-axis CNC machining center, set the work offset as well as tool offsets.  

This is a free sample that corresponds to the “CNC Machine Tools Technology” course. Upon completion of this course you will be able to identify the several types of CNC machine tools found in modern industry. You will also learn about the kinematics of CNC machine tools as well as the hardware they comprise. You will see how CNC technology supports, facilitates, and leverages production while maintaining high quality of products. In addition, you will be informed about the different types of tool-holding and work-holding devices for CNC machining and turning centers. Finally, you will review the categories of functions supported by cutting-edge CNC machine control units.

This is a free sample that corresponds to the “Fundamentals of Manufacturing Technology” course. After completion of this course you will be able to describe and interpret basic aspects of Manufacturing Technology. You will also review the properties of engineering materials and how they affect production. You will gain knowledge about Turning, Milling and Drilling as well as their key elements referring to machine tool kinematics, cutting tools selection, cutting conditions selection and computational techniques related to metal cutting operations.

This is a free sample that corresponds to the “Engineering Drawing” course. In the Engineering Drawing course, you will learn to fully identify as well as to interpret critical points of information contained in detailed views of manufacturing components. In addition, you will be able to communicate with third parties (i.e. production shops, process planners, etc) on the practical applications concerning the Engineering Drawing, hence; laying the prerequisites for proper execution of machining processes and ensuring high-quality specifications of finished products.