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CNC Machining: Design Fundamentals

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Course description

This training course is designed for engineers and designers to further their understanding of how to design for CNC machined parts, considering manufacturability and aesthetics to design more effective and cost-efficient parts.

The course is made up of 5 modules, covering: fundamentals, materials, additional considerations, budget control and moving to production. Average course length: 5 hours and 45 minutes.


Benefits of this course:

Learning outcomes:

→ Gain a better understanding of how to design for CNC machining to enhance part design, reduce defects, and support budget and time constraints

→ Understand how to select the right material for your part

→ Provides practical guidelines and tips which you can apply to future part design 

→ Self-learning material provided upfront so you can complete the course to fit your own time-frame

→ CPD certification gained upon completion to support your professional development and registration

→ How to design better parts suited for the CNC machining process

→ How to select the right material for your part

→ Tips and tricks to solve common issues and ensure your CNC machined parts meet your budget criteria

→ How to transition your design from prototype to production


1. Fundamentals

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2. Design Considerations

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3. Materials

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4. Additional Considerations

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5. Moving to Production

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Module 1: Fundamentals

Module length: 51 minutes

Module 2: Design Considerations

Module length: 1 hour and 38 minutes

Module 3: Materials

Module length: 45 minutes

Module 4: Additional Considerations

Module length: 1 hour and 42 minutes

Module 5: Moving to Production

Module length: 49 minutes

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