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Creating Toolpaths for a CNC Lathe


Course overview

While CNC machines have a lot of flexibility with the geometry they can make, there generally isn’t just one machine that can do it all. A CNC lathe is fundamentally different than a CNC mill. One turns the tool, the other turns the part. From a fundamental level ,we’ll review the coordinate system, tools and their relative positions, and then build upon cutting geometry with turning toolpaths.

After completing this course, you'll be able to:

  • Recognize unique setup options for a CNC lathe.
  • Create roughing and finishing turning toolpaths.
  • Simulate toolpaths for a CNC lathe.
  • Output machine readable code.

Course downloads

These downloadable resources will be used to complete modules in this course:

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