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Public seminar:

Getting More From your CNC Machines

A two-day course dedicated to helping you increase the productivity of your CNC machine tools.

    Not currently scheduled

Who should attend?

  • CNC programmers
  • CNC setup people
  • CNC supervisors and managers
  • Manufacturing engineer
  • Trainers
  • Quality control people
  • Anyone interested in improving the productivity of CNC machines!

Seminar highlights

This two-day session is divided into four sections – all jam-packed with productivity-increasing ideas!

     1: Get beyond the basics

  • Discover programming tricks and shortcuts you don’t hear about in basic CNC classes

     2: Shorten the time it takes to get a CNC machine up and running

  • Learn setup reduction principles that can be applied to any kind of production equipment
  • Learn specific setup reduction techniques for CNC mills and lathes

     3: Reduce the time it takes to complete a production run

  • Learn the principles of cycle time reduction
  • Learn specific techniques to reduce cycle time on CNC mills and lathes

     4: Learn how parametric programming can help you

  • Find out how this powerful programming tool can help with applications in five different categories
  • Get acquainted with computer-related and CNC-related features
  • See examples of how parametric programming has helped other companies – it can surely help your company as well!


  • Day one
    • 7:00 - 8:00AM: Check in and registration
    • 8:00 - 12:00AM: Morning session
    • 12:00 - 12:45PM: Lunch (provided)
    • 12:45 - 4:00PM: Afternoon session
  • Day two
    • 8:00 - 12:00AM: Morning session
    • 12:00 - 12:45PM: Lunch (provided)
    • 12:45 - 4:00PM: Afternoon session

Your instructor

Mike Lynch is president of CNC Concepts Inc., a supplier of training materials to CNC-using companies and technical schools.

Considered a expert in the field of computer numerical control, Mr. Lynch has spoken extensively about CNC for organizations such as the Precision Machined Parts association, the National Tooling and Manufacturing Association, and the Society of Manufacturing Engineers.

Mr. Lynch has also written extensively about CNC, having authored five CNC text books published by McGraw Hill and the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. His column, CNC Tech Talk appears monthly in Modern Machine Shop Magazine.

Want to know more?

These highlights barely scratch the surface of what we'll be doing.  View the complete outline (.pdf file) to see just how comprehensive the session will be. And print the tri-fold brochure (another .pdf file) to learn even more.

Need help getting the okay to come?

Many of the people that need our seminars the most cannot make the decision to attend the seminar on their own.  Instead, they must get their manager's approval / permission.  Here is a form letter addressed to your boss that stresses the seminar's benefits in terms your manager should understand - and approve.

Enrollment fee:

Register early and save

  •  On or before cut-off date: $315.00
  • After cut-of date: $350.00

Register two or more people and save

  •  On or before cut-off date: $280.00 each
  • After cut-off date: $315.00 each

* Payment is due on or before the first day of the seminar

Register today!

  • Call in your registration to (847) 639-8847.
  • Print the brochure, fill in the registration form and fax it to (847) 639-8857.
  • Mail the filled-in registration form to CNC Concepts, Inc., 44 Little Cahill Road, Cary, IL  60013 (must be received before first day of seminar).
  • Registration can be done on-line for one person, but please read this before registering on-line.  If you wish to register more than one person, you must call in your registration to get the discount.  Also, our online ordering system is set up for shipping hard-goods (not for seminars).  So you must specify a shipping region and shipping method (sorry).  Please ignore the shipping charge that comes up. Your credit card will only be charged the seminar cost.
  •  Register On-Line Now.