Introduction to Manual Turning and Milling

Introduction to Manual Turning and Milling

Course ID: 404    Duration: 5 Days


A combination of elements from our popular manual turning and manual milling courses

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

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


  • Safety relevant to turning and milling
  • Interpretation of engineering drawings and symbols
  • Measuring instruments relevant to turning and milling: - types, care and use
  • The centre lathe and its controls
  • 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
  • Turning operations:-  A selection from: facing; turning diameters; centre drilling; taper turning (using compound slide method); producing threads. Use of 3 and 4-jaw chucks
  • Milling  operations:- A selection from: milling faces; milling step faces; open and closed slots; vees and angles
  • Faults recognition:- guidance on turning and milling faults and means of avoiding them


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