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Public seminar:

Fundamentals of CNC

A two-day course dedicated to introducing you to the two most popular CNC machine types - machining centers and turning centers.

   Not currently scheduled

Who should attend?

This program is directed toward entry-level and intermediate CNC professionals. Managers will find this course beneficial in obtaining a good working knowledge of CNC. Design engineers, quality control people, manufacturing engineers, tooling engineers, managers, and foremen will also benefit by learning the practical basics of CNC in order to facilitate tasks for their CNC operators.

  • CNC programmers
  • CNC setup people
  • CNC supervisors and managers
  • Manufacturing engineer
  • Trainers
  • Quality control people
  • Anyone interested in learning more about CNC!

Seminar highlights

This two-day session presents the basics of both machining centers and turning centers using our proven key-concepts approach.  

The Ten Key Concepts:


  1. Know your machine from a programmer's viewpoint
  2. Prepare to write programs
  3. Understand the motion types
  4. Know the compensation types
  5. Know how to format CNC programs
  6. The special features of programming


  1. Know your machine from a operator's viewpoint
  2. Know the three basic modes of operation
  3. Know the key operation procedures
  4. Know how to safely verify programs

Practice make perfect

Throughout this seminar, attendees will be asked to do short exercises to confirm their understanding of presented materials.

Comprehensive coverage

View the course outline to see just how comprehensive this session will be!


  • Day one
    • 7:00 - 8:00AM: Check in and registration
    • 8:00 - 12:00AM: Morning session
    • 12:00 - 12:45PM: Lunch (provided)
    • 12:45 - 4:00PM: Afternoon session
  • Day two
    • 8:00 - 12:00AM: Morning session
    • 12:00 - 12:45PM: Lunch (provided)
    • 12:45 - 4:00PM: Afternoon session

Your instructor

Mike Lynch is president of CNC Concepts Inc., a supplier of training materials to CNC-using companies and technical schools.

Considered a expert in the field of computer numerical control, Mr. Lynch has spoken extensively about CNC for organizations such as the Precision Machined Parts association, the National Tooling and Manufacturing Association, and the Society of Manufacturing Engineers.

Mr. Lynch has also written extensively about CNC, having authored five CNC text books published by McGraw Hill and the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. His column, CNC Tech Talk appears monthly in Modern Machine Shop Magazine.

Want to know more?

These highlights barely scratch the surface of what we'll be doing.  View the complete outline (.pdf file) to see just how comprehensive the session will be. And print the tri-fold brochure (another .pdf file) to learn even more.

Enrollment fee:

Register early and save

  •  On or before cut-off date: $315.00
  • After cut-of date: $350.00

Register two or more people and save

  •  On or before cut-off date: $280.00 each
  • After cut-off date: $315.00 each

* Payment is due on or before the first day of the seminar

Register today!

  • Call in your registration to (847) 639-8847.
  • Print the brochure, fill in the registration form and fax it to (847) 639-8857.
  • Mail the filled-in registration form to CNC Concepts, Inc., 44 Little Cahill Road, Cary, IL  60013 (must be received before first day of seminar).
  • Registration can be done on-line for one person, but please read this before registering on-line.  If you wish to register more than one person, you must call in your registration to get the discount.  Also, our online ordering system is set up for shipping hard-goods (not for seminars).  So you must specify a shipping region and shipping method (sorry).  Please ignore the shipping charge that comes up. Your credit card will only be charged the seminar cost.
  •  Register On-Line Now.