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CNC Turning

Creating prototypes from technical designs using a computer controlled lathe that cuts to ultra-fine specifications.

CNC Turning could be for you if you like:

  • Complex problems
  • Making things
  • Using computers
  • Using tools

More about this skill

When engineers want to know if a specific part of a design is going to work, they look to CNC Turning. The finished article is used to create pieces of machinery that are often highly-complex. A typical car has around 10,000 parts alone.

A trained operator will be familiar with many types of materials, ensuring the dimensions of the finished piece exactly match the design specifications.


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DMG Mori

A worldwide leading manufacturer of machine tools, DGM Mori products include turning and milling machines and advanced technologies that include ultrasonic, Lasertech and additive manufacturing. For national and WorldSkills Competitions it provides CNC machines and technical support and offers a training programme to competitors.


As the leading manufacturer of CAM software for industrial applications and the education sector, Mastercam streamlines the entire production process from concept through completion. A Global Partner of WorldSkills International, Mastercam seeks to help talented youth build proficiency in four skills and prepare them for competition.


The world’s leading volume manufacturer of precision dimensional measuring equipment with product lines that range from basic hand tools such as micrometers, calipers, and dial gauges to the most accurate and sophisticated coordinate, contour, and form measuring machines With a workforce of more than 5,100 and a presence in more than 80 countries, Mitutoyo offers general metrological training for industry.

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