5 Week CNC Swiss MAchine Operations/Setup

Since 1993 CITC has delivered contract CNC training to the general public, directly to private business and various government agencies. We offer state certified training in a well-equipped machining environment. In total, we have been involved with metal cutting manufacturing for over 30 years.
The response to our CNC Swiss Machine Ops/Set-up class has exceeded expectations!
CITC partnered with a number of local Swiss users in the development of the program. This is the perfect training for those employees or candidates transitioning to Swiss from conventional cnc or those who are new to cnc altogether but understand basic machining processes. Swiss Operations training formats include day, evening and a special, one-week accelerated schedule. Special pricing options are available to companies looking to expand their employee’s knowledge base in this growing technology. We only accept a maximum of 8 students in this class so call today for more information on how to get started.

What Does the Program cover?

  • Controller Orentation Preperation Page, Offset Page, MC Data
  • Bardfeed Controller and Operations
  • Main Collet, Guide Bushing and Chucking Pressure
  • Gang Slide with both Fixed and Live Tools
  • Loading tools, Setting Core Diameter for Tools
  • Tools and holders for Front and Back Working, Setting Lengths

Tim Duffy, 216-459-9292

1 Week CNC Swiss Setup/Programming

CITC also offers a one week, 36-hour CNC Swiss setup/programming class for those who want to take the next step in their professional development. Program includes:

Day one :

  1. Controller orientation - program select, edit page, preparation page, offset page, and MC data.
  2. Bar feeder orientation - MC data setting, channel selection, pusher assembly and collet selection. Setting of outboard supports, telescopic tube, and spindle liner selection OR omission.
  3. Manual jog/machine movement overview. All axis of machine explanation.

Day two :

  1. Explanation/description of main spindle collet, guide bushing, and sub spindle collet.
  2. Setting of collet chucking pressures and guide bushing tension setting.
  3. Proper selection and adjustment of ejector knockout for part ejection into receiving drawer.
  4. Gang tool slide. Loading tools, setting center (core), and proper "touch-off" procedure.
  5. In-depth explanation of preparation page and machine MC data.

Day three :

  1. Left hand tool work shift overview. G50 work shift overview. (Live tools)
  2. Front working tools. Setting lengths, ("touch-off") of end working, or ID tools.
  3. Back working tools. Setting lengths, ("touch-off") of rear end working tools with sub spindle.
  4. Overview of offset page and explanation of ABSOLUTE and INCREMENTAL offsets.

Day four :

  1. Introduction into basic programming format. Explanation of how the machine MUST see program. Uses of safety M codes to avoid crashing of machine.
  2. Layout of proper programming sequence and how it relates to defining the actual machining process (program).
  3. Thorough explanation of machine specific "M" and "G" codes.
  4. G76 threading overview, as well as milling, and G83 peck drilling.
  5. Grooving process, turning process, cutoff cycle overview.

Day five :

Review of the week. Review of student/company prints and parts**
Questions, test (pass/fail)

**Requires written permission from supervisor to incorporate company parts and/or prints for training purposes.
Days 1-2-3 are primarily at machine. Day 4 is primarily a classroom session.
Items listed will not be necessarily taught in order listed, but all topics will be covered.
Class pace will determine the availability of additional programming instruction on days 4 and 5.

Tim Duffy, 216-459-9292


We have tried to create programs that address the needs of employees at various stages of their development in Swiss turning. The Operations and Set-up program is for those just getting into swiss from conventional cnc turning and the basic programming class is for those ready to take the next step. We have CNC Swiss machines on the floor so students can go right from the classroom to the machine.