CNC Programming Procedure for a CNC Lathe

CNC Programming Procedure for a CNC Lathe

180 Skills
Updated Jul 19, 2024

What you'll learn

  • 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
  • List common points used as a program zero
  • List methods of creating a CNC program
Course Description

CNC lathes require 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 lathe will need to machine.