TRAINING

Get the best out of your machine

Sharing our industry expertise

At the FPS training centre, our experts are sharing their knowledge and decades of experience to the next generation of machine operators and programmers. In a range of standard training sessions and personalised courses, our training staff share their expertise in conventional methods as well as modern solutions to using the latest innovative features.

Alongside the key theoretical aspects, we teach course attendees a range of useful techniques that they can apply while working on their machines in practical scenarios. Our approach is intended to broaden our students’ knowledge while boosting their confidence with new methodologies.

Personalised training

In addition to standard training sessions, we offer personalised, tailored training packages. All of our courses can be taken either at the FPS training centre or at your own site.

Current range of courses

CNC machining course

Intended for:

Programmers and operators of CNC machines

Course objectives

  • Use and control of the machine
  • Course attendees will be able to build, test and execute programs in line with tool drawings

Course contents

  • Use of controls
  • File management
  • Tool table
  • Tool path correction
  • Definition of lead-in and lead-out movements
  • Linear and circular interpolation
  • Program stage repetition
  • Sub-program techniques
  • Work zero offset
  • Rotation of coordinate system
  • Mirroring
  • Drilling and milling cycles
  • Linear and circular point patterns
  • Contour pocket machining
  • Polar coordinates
  • Program input
  • Testing using control graphics
  • Program execution on a milling machine
  • Interrupting execution – program correction
  • Program start (run-from positioning)
  • Data backup

HEIDENHAIN TNC 128 CNC linear path control

Intended for:

Programmers and operators of CNC machines

Course objectives

Course attendees will be able to build, test and execute programs in line with tool drawings using the HEIDENHAIN plain-text dialogue.

Requirements

Knowledge of CNC milling, and basic knowledge in CNC

Duration of training

Three 8-hour training days for the standard training content. If another training course is booked, the training will be longer.

Training location

FPS training centre
Birkerfeld 34
83627 Warngau, Germany

Course contents

  • Use of controls
  • File management
  • Tool table – TOOL.T
  • Path correction – APPR/DEP
  • Definition of lead-in and lead-out movements
  • Chamfering CHF
  • Rounding RND
  • Linear and circular interpolation
  • Program stage repetition
  • Sub-program techniques
  • Work zero offset
  • Rotation of coordinate system
  • Mirroring
  • Drilling and milling cycles
  • Linear and circular point patterns
  • Contour pocket SL cycle
  • Polar coordinates – LP/CP
  • Program input
  • Testing using control graphics
  • Program execution on a milling machine
  • Interrupting execution – program correction
  • Program start (run-from positioning)
  • Data backup

CNC continuous path control, HEIDENHAIN TNC 620/320/530 407/426/415/430/310/355, iTNC 530

Intended for:

Programmers and operators of CNC machines

Course objectives

After completing the course, attendees will be able to build professional CNC programs with confidence.

Requirements

Knowledge of CNC milling, and basic knowledge in CNC

Duration of training

Three 8-hour training days for the standard training content. If another training course is booked, the training will be longer.

Training location

FPS training centre
Birkerfeld 34
83627 Warngau, Germany

Course contents

  • System start and management of NC programs
  • File management
  • Working with reference points and preset tables
  • Tool table
  • Working with MDI (X/Y/Z position, feed and spindle)
  • Launching, cancelling and safely restarting NC programs
  • Main program, program stage repetition, sub-program techniques
  • Transformations: translating, mirroring, scaling and rotating
  • Programming with FK
  • Fixed cycles: drilling, pocket milling, stud milling, SL cycles
  • Finishing of contour pockets and contour pass
  • Linear and circular point patterns
  • Testing using control graphics
  • Program execution on a milling machine
  • Practical examples of working with the machine that can easily be applied to industry practice.
  • Switching the machine mode from NC to manual, and the setup and process monitoring modes

Other training courses

  • DXF converter
  • Measuring probes: setup, calibrating length and radius, measuring cycles (zeroing, tool alignment, etc.)
  • Load cell: Setup, length and radius calibration, measurement cycles (tool length and radius)

CNC continuous path control, SIEMENS Sinumerik 840D SL

Intended for:

Programmers and operators of CNC machines

Course objectives

After completing the course, attendees will be able to build professional CNC programs with confidence.

Requirements

Knowledge of CNC milling, and basic knowledge in CNC

Duration of training

Three 8-hour training days for the standard training content. If another training course is booked, the training will be longer.

Training location

FPS training centre
Birkerfeld 34
83627 Warngau, Germany

Course contents

  • System start and management of NC programs
  • File management
  • Working with different tool zero points
  • Tool table
  • Working with MDA (X/Y/Z position, feed and spindle)
  • Launching, cancelling and safely restarting NC programs
  • Main program, program stage repetition, sub-program techniques
  • Transformations: translating, mirroring, scaling and rotating
  • Shop mill programming with contour pass calculator
  • Fixed cycles: drilling, pocket milling, stud milling
  • Finishing of contour pockets
  • Linear and circular point patterns
  • Testing using control graphics
  • Program execution on a milling machine
  • Practical examples of working with the machine that can easily be applied to industry practice.
  • Switching the machine mode from NC to manual, and the setup and process monitoring modes

Other training courses

  • DXF converter
  • Measuring probes: setup, calibrating length and radius, measuring cycles (zeroing, tool alignment, etc.)
  • Load cell: Setup, length and radius calibration, measurement cycles (tool length and radius)

DECKEL Dialog 4 CNC linear path control

Intended for:

Programmers and operators of CNC machines, as well as CNC training instructors

Course objectives

After completing the course, attendees will be able to build professional CNC programs with confidence.

Requirements

Knowledge of CNC milling, and basic knowledge in CNC

Duration of training

Four 8-hour training days for the standard training content. If another training course is booked, the training will be longer.

Training location

FPS training centre
Birkerfeld 34
83627 Warngau, Germany

Course contents

  • Use of controls
  • File management
  • Tool table
  • Tool path correction
  • Definition of lead-in and lead-out movements
  • Chamfering
  • Rounding
  • Linear and circular interpolation
  • Program stage repetition
  • Sub-program techniques
  • Work zero offset
  • Rotation of coordinate system
  • Mirroring
  • Drilling and milling cycles
  • Linear and circular point patterns
  • Contour pocket machining
  • Polar coordinates
  • Program input
  • Testing using control graphics
  • Program execution on a milling machine
  • Interrupting execution – program correction
  • Program start (run-from positioning)
  • Data backup

DECKEL Dialog 11 CNC continuous path control

Intended for:

Programmers and operators of CNC machines, as well as CNC training instructors

Course objectives

After completing the course, attendees will be able to build professional CNC programs with confidence.

Requirements

Knowledge of CNC milling, and basic knowledge in CNC

Duration of training

Four 8-hour training days for the standard training content. If another training course is booked, the training will be longer.

Training location

FPS training centre
Birkerfeld 34
83627 Warngau, Germany

Course contents

  • Use of controls
  • File management
  • Tool table
  • Tool path correction
  • Definition of lead-in and lead-out movements
  • Chamfering
  • Rounding
  • Linear and circular interpolation
  • Program stage repetition
  • Sub-program techniques
  • Work zero offset
  • Rotation of coordinate system
  • Mirroring
  • Drilling and milling cycles
  • Linear and circular point patterns
  • Contour pocket machining
  • Polar coordinates
  • Program input
  • Testing using control graphics
  • Program execution on a milling machine
  • Interrupting execution – program correction
  • Program start (run-from positioning)
  • Data backup

Interested? Call us now or send us a message.

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