CNC Machinist

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This is a skill-oriented course to provide hands-on practice on CNC machinists. CNC Produces machined parts by programming, setting up, and operating a computer numerical control (CNC) machine maintaining quality and safety standards. This course will be helpful for maintaining equipment and supplies.

Code(Credit) : CUTM3039 (0-3-1)

Scheme Skill for Success (SFS)
NSQF Level 4
Duration 4 Months
Sector Skill Council for Green Jobs (SCGJ)
Occupations Machinist
Entry Qualification 12th or ITI or Diploma
Minimum Age 16 Years
Aligned to (QP) CSC_Q0116_CNC_Operator_Vertical_Machining_Centre_1_02.07.2018.pdf

Course Objectives:

  • Carry out pre-machining activitiesCarry out programming for CNC
  • Perform different kinds of machining operationsMaintain 5S at the work premises
  • Conduct all post machining operations
  •  Maintain a safe and healthy working environment
  •  Perform Daily maintenance of machine
  •  Perform stage inspections & maintaining the quality of product
  • The Trainee will be able to explain the applications and advantages of CNC machines and technology.
  • The Trainee will be able to Demonstrate and explain various CNC control Calculate technical data for CNC machining.
  • The Trainee Will be able to Prepare programs, demonstrate, simulate and operate CNC lathe and milling machines for various machining operations.
  • Can Practice simple object manufacturing on CNC turning centers that meet the part specification.
  • Can Practice simple manufacturing objects on CNC machining centers that meet the part specification.
  • Can Prepare parts with complex operations, including tapping, countersinking, counterboring, and threading.
  • Can Join Industry as a CNC Machinist.

Industry Participation:

Radheya Machining.

  • RSB Global Transmission
  • HAL

Course Syllabus/Contents:

Module 1:Introduction to CNC Controls and Programming (3hrs)
Overview of CNC controls and different types of controls. A brief introduction to types of CNC machine and primary elements of a machine along with working principle. Brief overview of applications and operations performed by a CNC machine and role of anoperator in it.


  • Warming up the machine to make it ready for operation.
  • Perform daily maintenance of machine and check points before starting the machine
Module 2: Overview on Co-ordinate system, production drawing, setup of a component and Measuring Instruments(9hrs)
Study of production drawings and understand the dimensional, geometrical tolerances. Introduction to measuring instruments and its uses. Setting up the machine as per setup sheet.


  • Measurements of finished component
  • Study of production drawing and setup sheet
  • Setting a component on machine
Module 3: Programming Cycles & Datum setup (09hrs)
Introduction to datum setup and practice of datum setup on different components. Practice of programming cycles:


  • Component Practice -1
  • Component Practice -2
  • Component Practice -3
Module 4: Tools and its nomenclature. Speed, feeds, depth of cuts & RPM relations and implications (9hrs)
Introduction to tools. Different types of tools, collets, adapters and its uses.Study of specification of tools.


  • Securing your job on machine bed/ chuck/fixture.
  • Securing your tool clamping/ holding in adapters.
  • Datum setting, Tool length compensation, Tool wear adjustment
  • Carry out machining operation of component 1,2 & 3 as per process plan and use oftool wear adjustments.

Project -Phase 1 (5hrs)

Selecting a component for machining. Process planning of component and cycle time estimation. List out the tools required and raw material required. Preparation of models.
Module 5: Introduction to Daily maintenance activities & preventive maintenance (9 hrs)
Introduction to Electrical panel of machine and check points. Study of frequently coming alarms and its troubleshooting


  • Daily maintenance check list and performing daily maintenance of machine
  • Performing preventive maintenance of machine
  • Maintaining Coolant concentration as per operation
Module 6: Machining on Mastercam program (6hrs)


  • Setting up a machine to run mastercam program
  • Running the program in DNC mode
  • Verifying a mastercam program

Project- Phase 2(2hrs)

  • Preparing the machine as per mastercam setup sheet for machining of project component.

Project - Phase 3 (6hrs)

Machining of project component

List of Projects (One project is to be chosen by group of students. Maximum group size is 4)

  1. Project
  2. Project
  3. Project
  4. Project


Our Main Teachers


Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engg. Dept.

Sudeep Kumar Singh is currently a Ph.D. Research Scholar in Department of Mechanical Engineering CUTM Odisha, India. He received his Diploma in Mechanical Engg. From JES Jharsuguda, B.Tech degree in Manufacturing Science & Engg., from UCE Burla, M.Tech in CAD/CAM from BPUT Odisha. He has worked for 5 years in the industry, 10 years as […]