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CNC milling basics

Get a basic introduction to CNC machines, stock, tools, and shop safety. 


Module overview

Learn core skills such as aligning a vise to a CNC machine’s coordinate system, identifying various types of milling tools, loading and unloading stock, how a CNC machine moves in space, and the different types of machine movements.

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

  • Identify how a vertical 3-axis CNC mill moves.
  • Identify various milling tools and holders.
  • Discuss how to set up a vise for squareness.
  • Recall machine shop safety requirements.

Module outline

  • Review basics of vises

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