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CNC Lathe Tool Training

October 31 @ 10:15 am - 12:15 pm

Learn the CNC Lathe at Artisan’s Asylum
Saturdays; 10/31/20 – 11/21/20

If you are familiar with turning on a manual lathe, you are also familiar with their limitations. This course is the first step towards breaking out of those limitations and learning how to interface with a CNC lathe to make complex parts.

This class will teach students how to operate Artisan’s Asylum’s Millport 1740 CNC Lathe. Students will learn how to:

– set up the lathe

– load, and evaluate G-Code files

– set tool and workpiece offsets

– run job files

– and to diagnose and troubleshoot failure modes

Additional testing will be required to operate the machine independently here at Artisan’s Asylum. You may schedule this with the instructor after successfully completing the class.

Class Goals:

The goal of this class will be to train a student to safely operate Artisan’s Asylums Millport 1740 CNC Lathe. The successful student will be able to take an existing file and run it through the machine independently without hurting themselves, others, or the machine. Additional run time may be necessary in order for students to feel comfortable addressing various failure modes of the machine without consulting the instructor.


– Students are required to have prior manual lathe experience and to have passed Artisan’s Asylums manual lathe tool testing before taking this class within the last 3 years.

– Using CAM software such as Fusion 360 will be necessary to successfully program the Artisan’s Asylum’s Millport 1740 CNC Lathe to turn your own part designs.

– Students must be at least 18 years of age.

What To Bring:

Hair ties for long hair, no loose clothing, closed-toed shoes. You may want to bring a notebook to take detailed notes. No materials fee is required.

Class Dates

Saturdays; 10/31/20 – 11/21/20


Artisan’s Asylum
10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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