NX CAM Turning Manufacturing Processes


Turning Manufacturing Process is the core turning course designed to convey concepts, functionality, and application of the turning module. Turning Manufacturing Process is taught from the perspective of an NC/CNC programming session and emphasizes programming concepts and techniques which take advantage of the latest developments in turning equipment and technology.

Intended Audience

This course is suited for manufacturing engineers and NC/CNC programmers.


(Must complete at least one of the following)
  • NX CAM Manufacturing Fundamentals
  • Successful completion of the Manufacturing Fundamentals Advisor in Learning Advantage (score
    >70%). Learning Advantage courses can also be used to prepare for the prerequisite assessment.

Other Recommendation: Should have a thorough understanding of NC/CNC programming principles and of manual 3-, 4- and 5-axis
NC/CNC programming methods and procedures

Course Outline

  • Defining part and blank geometry
  • Retrieving and creating tools
  • Facing operations
  • Tool Path Verification
  • Common options
  • Centerline operations
  • Roughing operations – OD
  • Roughing operations – ID
  • Finish operations OD and ID
  • Grooving
  • Teach mode
  • Threading operations
  • Using Multiple Spindles
  • Mill-turn
  • Merging lathes
  • Vertical turret lathe

Course Schedule

Day 1
  • Creating a machine setup with part and blank stock
  • Facing operations and common options
Day 2
  • Using centerline operations, inner and outer diameter roughing strategies
  • Using finishing strategies and grooving
Day 3
  • Advanced lathe functions such as threading
  • Utilizing multiple spindles and mill-turn operations