96-CNC1D Denford Micromill Shown on Table with a Computer

Sample copies of the CNC Machines 1 and CNC Machines 2 Student Reference Guides are also included with each system for your evaluation. Sourced from the curriculum, these Student Reference Guides take the entire series’ technical content contained in the learning objectives and combines them into perfectly-bound books. Student Reference Guides supplement this course by providing a condensed, inexpensive reference tool that learners will find invaluable once they finish their training, making them the perfect course takeaway.



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CNC Machines 1 and 2 Learning Systems | 96-CNC1D and 96-CNC2D

Learning System: 96-CNC1D, 96-CNC2D

Amatrol’s CNC Machines 1 and 2 Learning Systems (96-CNC1D and 96-CNC2D) cover how to operate a CNC milling machine and how to develop basic programs that will run the machine. More specifically, the 96-CNC1D will cover fundamental CNC machine training, such as linear interpolation, startup and shutdown blocks, tooling selection, and accurate PRZ location before moving on to more advanced circular interpolation commands. The 96-CNC2D builds on these foundational skills by adding how to calculate the speeds and feeds for CNC operations, how canned cycles and subprograms are used to simplify CNC programs, and how to use cutter compensation.

Each of these learning systems uses the Denford Micromill IST CNC milling machine, which allows learners to gain hands-on milling program design and practice. This level of hands-on CNC machine training is mirrored throughout other systems in Amatrol’s Project Based Learning program. Project Based Learning systems were specifically designed for high school students in order to teach them teamwork, STEM, and problem-solving skills that are applicable to real-world advanced manufacturing career opportunities.

Learning Topics

  • CNC Mill Programming
  • CNC Mill Safety
  • Startup and Shutdown Blocks
  • Tooling Selection
  • Circular Interpolation
  • Program Interpretation
  • Speeds and Feeds
  • Cycle Time Optimization
  • CNC Mill Canned Cycles
  • Alternate Drilling Cycles
  • CNC Mill Cutter Compensation
  • Scaling and Mirroring

The Denford Micromill: A CNC Mill Built for CNC Training and Education

CNC Machines 1 includes a Denford Micromill IST CNC milling machine, as well as a tooling package and vise. The Denford Micromill is designed specifically for training and education. The Micromill is a compact 3 axis milling machine with variable spindle speeds and feedrates which make it ideal for cutting a wide range of synthetic materials. If you already own a Denford Micromill, Amatrol also offers the 96-CNC1-DC, which provides all of the tooling and curriculum included with the 96-CNC1D, but excludes the Micromill.

Design a CNC Mill Program using Circular Interpolation & Cutter Compensation

With the Micromill, computer, and 96-CNC1D interactive multimedia curriculum, learners will be able to practice real-world skills like locating the PRZ of a part in a CNC mill using an edge finder, designing a CNC mill program using circular interpolation, and mounting a tool in the CNC mill. Additionally, this course offers topics like CNC mill safety, locating zero, absolute and incremental positioning, and pausing programs.

Using the 96-CNC1D’s Denford Micromill, CNC Machines 2 includes end mills and a stub drill bit. Learners will use these components to practice industry-applicable skills like designing CNC programs that use a pecking cycle, a boring cycle, subprograms, cutter compensation, and mirroring. Other topics discussed in this course include spindle speed, feed rate, and cycle time optimization.

Engaging, Highly-Interactive Multimedia

Amatrol’s curriculum features a highly-interactive, multimedia format that includes stunning 3D graphics and videos, voiceovers of all text, and interactive quizzes and exercises designed to appeal to learners with different learning styles. Virtual simulators also replicate measurement equipment in realistic detail to allow learners to practice skills in a virtual environment before transitioning to real equipment. The combination of theoretical knowledge and hands-on skills solidifies understanding and creates a strong basis for pursuing more advanced skills.

Machining Training | Learning Systems & eLearning Courses

Amatrol offers a wide variety of learning systems and eLearning courses to teach machining topics, including CNC programming, band saw, drill press, lathe, and more!