Basic Milling

Basic Milling


An introduction to practical milling, this course provides instruction in safety, use of drawings and measuring equipment, feeds and speeds, work-holding, tool setting and a range of milling operations. Instruction takes place both in the classroom and in our state-of-the-art workshop.

This course is ideally suited to those with little or no previous milling experience.

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Safety relevant to turning and milling

Interpretation of engineering drawings and symbols

Measuring instruments relevant to turning and milling: - types, care and use

The milling machine and its controls

Cutting tools:- terminology, selection and mounting

Feeds and speeds:- guidance on calculations; setting feeds and speeds

Coolants:- types and uses

Milling  operations:- A selection from: milling faces; milling step faces; open and closed slots; vees and angles

Faults recognition:- guidance on  milling faults and means of avoiding them