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Academia Curriculum (Off-Line)

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Turning Center Programming, Setup, and Operation

Off-line Content (hard copy textbook, workbook, and CD-rom)


These materials contain the same information as the on-line content. They are simply provided using a different media. The textbook is made up of the on-line content reading materials. The CD-rom disc contains the presentations. The workbook contains the tests, coordinate sheet exercises, and programming activities. An answer book is provided to the instructor for grading.

Textbook (412 pgs)

This textbook, developed jointly by CNC Concepts, Inc. and FANUC America, ensures that students learn the skills that industry demands and is an important part of FANUC Certified Education CNC Training.

  • Examples provided for current FANUC control models (0i-D, 30i-B, 31i-A, 31i-B)

  • Developed jointly by CNC Concepts, Inc. and FANUC America

  • Practice exercises (with answers) included in the text

  • View the Table of Contents to see how comprehensive this manual is.


f you want to learn safe, proven, and accepted methods for programming and operating CNC turning centers, you can’t afford to miss this Key Concepts approach to learning how to apply CNC turning centers in manufacturing. The content utilizes this unique approach to introduce you to the method of programming and operation that can be applied to fixed headstock two axis turning centers, including those with C-axis and live tooling.

This essential 28-lesson tutorial offers step-by-step coverage of the most popular CNC equipment in a way that anyone can understand. We do assume the student possesses knowledge of basic machining practices. Whether you already work for a manufacturing company that uses CNC turning centers, or if you are trying to learn about CNC, this study manual will provide you with the skills you need to ensure correct operation of CNC machine tools.


Workbook (128 pgs)

Includes a test for each lesson, coordinates sheet exercises for 5 programming-related lessons, and programming activities for 12 others. An answer book is provided for grading.

  • Test for each lesson (28 total)

  • 5 coordinates sheet exercises

  • 12 programming activities

Presentations (on CD-rom disc)

Use these presentations to supplement or replace lectures.

  • 28 presentations (one for each lesson)

  • About 6-hours of presentation

  • Displayed in a browser-based player

  • Easy navigation

  • Spoken words can be viewed as text

  • Includes NCGuide  lab exercises in .pdf format



Academia pricing is lower than industry pricing. Contact your FANUC-America Education Authorized Reseller for more information, including pricing.

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