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BTMA Training Scheme

Invest in the future of your business with a training course designed and managed by the BTMA Technical/Associate members.
These Courses are exclusive to BTMA Member company employees only.
 
Clicking on the links below will take you to the appropriate info regarding each course.

 

Tooling Course

Course duration is one day at a cost of £100

PROVIDER:

SANDVIK COROMANT LTD

Manor Way
Halesowen
West Midlands B62 8QZ

Both companies prefer to have at least 10 trainees on a course and can offer either:

  • Training at their respective premises.
  • Training on site at a members company.

The basic content of the tooling course is:

  • ISO Toolholder and Insert Identification
  • An Introduction to Carbide Grades
  • Application & Cutting Data
  • Tool Geometries
  • Insert wear patterns and correction factors
  • Understanding Parting Off and trouble shooting
  • Full course material will be provided along with hands on instruction

This course should be completed prior to commencing the various BTMA CNC Setter Training Courses

COURSE 1 - Basic CNC Setting

(Generic and does not need to be machine specific)

Course Duration is 4 full days 8.00am to 4.00pm Monday – Thursday at a cost of £500

Entry Requirements

  • BTMA test paper must have been completed to assess level of knowledge and to help with course grouping.
  • BTMA Tooling Training Course must have been completed.

Course Content

BTMA Training Scheme

The progression award is designed for those seeking a basic understanding of CNC engineering principles, enables candidate to gain a range of skills:

  • M&G codes
  • Safe Working practices
  • Bar preparation
  • Basic 2axis programming
  • Reading basic drawings
  • Threading & tapping

COURSE 2 - Intermediate CNC Setting

(Machine type specific)

Course Duration is 4 full days 8.00am to 4.00pm Monday – Thursday at a cost of £600

Entry Requirements

  • BTMA test paper must have been completed to assess level of knowledge above course one and to help with course grouping
  • BTMA Tooling training course must have been completed.

Course Content

Training to be done on a middle of the range spec machine.

5-6 axis machine.

Standard Machine Operations

  • Front turning / Roughing – Finishing
  • Back turning
  • Radius turning
  • Advanced screw cutting options
  • Boring
  • Internal screw cutting
  • Internal grooving
  • Knurling/ Cut / Pressure
  • Face grooving

Material basics

  • Importance of bar quality (straightness, roundness)
  • Barfeed considerations (preparation, remnant, ejection)

Making a program (machine dependent)

  • Turning, drilling, boring, tapping, grooving, screw-cutting & parting off
  • Intermediate rotary tool, cross drilling & milling

CNC control screen – hands on experience

  • Explanation of intermediate controls & screen functions
  • Procedures for proving out
  • On screen editing- soft key option
  • Precautions after editing
  • Good working practices to avoid collisions

Saving Proven Process

  • Procedure to save proven programme
  • Procedure to save tool geometries & offsets
  • Saving of other useful information (tool life, component datum’s, cycle time)
  • How to import or export programs
  • Learn to write a program from scratch
  • Tool counts – management
  • How to reduce cycle times

All the Intermediate Courses are designed to be very similar to the existing courses run for companies who buy a new machine and require training at this level.

COURSE 3 - Advanced CNC Setting

(Machine type specific)

Course Duration is 4 full days 8.00am to 4.00pm Monday – Thursday

Entry Requirements

  • BTMA test paper must have been completed to assess level of knowledge above course 2 and to help with course grouping.
  • BTMA Tooling training course must have been completed.

The Advanced Course content will include:

  • Safe Working practices
  • Power tooling - Y axis
  • Basic 4-7 axis programming
  • Complex & advanced techniques
  • Understanding macros
  • Waiting codes
  • 3-4 axis simultaneous machining

All the Advanced Courses will be designed to be very similar to the existing courses run for companies who buy a new machine and require training at this level

Course Summary

Trainees have the opportunity on completion of each course to progress onto the next course module. BTMA Certificates will be awarded after the successful completion of each course.

The current Course Providers are:

  • Citizen Machinery UK Ltd
  • Miyano Machinery UK Ltd
  • Star Micronics GB Ltd
  • Tornos Technologies UK Ltd.

It is hoped that from demand the other BTMA Associate Machine Tool members will also be able offer courses.

All the providers of the CNC Setting Courses require at least 4 trainees per course.

The courses are exclusive to BTMA members. Why not take advantage of them to improve the skills of your workforce by applying to become a member of the BTMA