Computer Controlled Machining

Course Date:

Registration Period:

24 hours / 3 days

9am to 6pm (Tues to Thur)

Mode of Training:
Classroom, Practical

Singapore Polytechnic - Fablab, T1443 / T11C Level 1

Course Introduction

This course introduces participants to precision computer numerical control (CNC) machining. Participants will learn how to operate a CNC machine, types of machine tooling, calculate feeds & speeds for tooling & material and generate 2D and 3D toolpath from CAD models. Participants will use a CNC machine to fabricate 2D/3D parts from CAD models that they have designed. 

Course Objective

This course covers both 2D and 3D CNC machining. Participants will be introduced to technology, types of stock, machine tooling, calculation of feeds & speeds and how to generate 2D and 3D toolpath from CAD models. Participants will use a large format & a precision CNC to fabricate 2D & 3D CAD models that they have designed.

By the end of the course, participants will be able to: 
• Describe the CNC process and common terminology 
• Understand & apply stock & tooling used in CNC 
• Calculate and determine feed rates & speeds for different jobs 
• Generate toolpaths from CAD models 
• Operate CNC machines 
• Fabricate parts from CAD models

Course Outline

• Fablab Safety & Safety Assessment 
• Introduction to CNC process & terminology
• Feeds & speeds
• From CAD model to machine toolpath
• Hands-on project (2D)
• Hands-on project (3D)

Suitable for

Technical Executives, Assistant Engineers

Minimum Entry Requirements / Assumed Skills and Knowledge

Basic PC & English literacy, and numeracy qualifications.

Award / Certification / Accreditation

• Certificate of Attendance (electronic Certificate will be issued)
A Certificate of Attendance will be awarded to participants who meet at least 75% attendance rate

• Certificate of Performance (electronic Certificate will be issued)
A Certificate of Performance will be awarded to participants who pass the assessment and meet at least 75% attendance rate

Course Fees payable:


Singapore Citizens aged below 40 and Singapore PRs Singapore Citizens Others
Non-SME sponsored 1Sponsored by SME 2Aged 40 and above
(incl. GST)
(incl. GST)
(incl. GST)
(incl. GST)

Singaporeans aged 25 years and above may use **SkillsFuture Credit balance to offset respective course fees.
1 Under the Enhanced Training Support for Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Scheme. For more information, click here Please submit the attached “Declaration Form for Enhanced Training Support Scheme for SME” together with your online application.
2 Under the SkillsFuture Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy. For more information, visit the SkillsFuture website here.

Funding Incentives

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Eligible for SkillsFuture Credit

Terms and Conditions

*Please note that once the maximum class size is reached, the online registration will be closed.

Application Procedure

1. All applications must be made via Online Registration at
Course fees can be paid by the following payment modes:

a) Credit Cards, Internet Banking, NETS (Not Applicable for company sponsored)
For e-payment using Visa/Master cards and Internet Banking, please click on the ‘Make e-Payment’ button on the acknowledgement page to proceed.

b) For NETS payment, you can pay at:
Singapore Polytechnic
PACE Academy

c) Cheques
Please make cheques payable to “Singapore Polytechnic”. Do cross the cheque and write the Registration Reference ID, Applicant Name and NRIC/FIN number at the back of the cheque. When you have completed required details, you may mail the cheque here

Please note that an administrative charge of $15 will be imposed for any returned cheques from the bank or financial institution.

2. All successful applicants will be notified with a letter of confirmation via email.

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