Machine Training and Education Classes

AW Miller proudly offers a wide range of machine learning education and training for CNC equipment and software. Machinery training is important because it’s the best way to optimize on efficiency and productivity for each production run. Our team of engineers regularly attends informational webinars and education sessions by the Mazak training team, and our other partners to ensure our knowledge is updated and relevant.

Operator Functions

Support and training on the start-up of a CNC machine-tool

  • Important steps
  • Analysis of critical dimensions
  • Tool selection
  • Fixturing

Support and training on quality control

  • Appropriate use of measuring instruments
  • Establish a quality control method

Support and training on the preparation of a machining method

  • Provide fixturing
  • Use of tools

Support and training on the commissioning of a Reinshaw probe

  • Perform the programming
  • Reporting

Programmer Functions

Support and Training on the Mazatrol language

  • Important functions
  • Change of working coordinates
  • Commands and controller
  • Transfer of parts
  • 5-axis machining

Support and training on a parametric programming

  • Training on important functions
  • Use of macro programming
Application Engineer working on a Mazak CNC machine

Machinery Training Course Plans

Controllers:

SQT-QTU-M, MS, MSY, Smooth G and C, Nexus QTN, QTS, QTU and QT series, Integrex, MT, MT-Pro and M-Pro, Matrix I and II, SmoothX and Smooth Ai control.

  • Machine learning education introduction to control Fusion 640, Matrix or Smooth X, G or C. (Overview of basic functions control depending on the model used.), Mode: MDI, Manual, Memory, Tape, etc.
  • Explanation of the machine axis system. (Absolute = X, Y, Z, C1, B), (Incremental = U, V, W, H), -Option Sub-Spindle. (C2, Z3), – Lower Turret Option. (X2, Z2)
  • Definition of the tooling in the ToolData and the ToolFile, (integrex and new lathes with control Matrix or Smooth), depending on the type of tool to be used.
  • Introduction to MAZATROL programming (conversational.)
  • Control and validation modes of Mazatrol and EIA programming: (2D Toolpath, 3D and 3D virtual simulation on Matrix and Smooth X and G controls only.)

Milling

  • Milling, exterior and face drilling operations in XC, ZC, XY and ZY mode. (Explanation relating to all drilling cycles, including tapping, reaming etc., using the previous two cutting modes.)
  • Milling, exterior and face operations in XC, ZC, XY and ZY mode, using the roughing and finishing cycles, depending on the type of machine used.
  • Milling and Drilling operations with the B axis using a work plane other than 0, 90 or 180 degrees. Mode: / Y, / Y, / C, / C. (explanation relates to all cycles of drilling; including tapping, reaming etc. In addition it uses both cutting modes.) Integrex Mark I, II, III and IV only. (The Integrex I, J, and e use a different mode.)
  • Use of WPC-SHIFT, Integrex I and e-series only.
  • Use of TPC, (tool path control), to optimize and secure certain routing tools.

Turning

  • Simple turning operation: face turning, exterior turning on a single profile.
  • Addition of complex elements such as radius, angle and calculate unknown points.
  • Drilling operation in turning mode.
  • Simple and complex interior turning. (And other modes available)
  • External and internal groove turning.
  • External and internal thread. (Cycles)
  • Tapping. (Turning mode with spring adapter)
  • Turning in manual mode, (manual program) for operations that cannot be carried out inside a Mazatrol cycle.
  • Programming of the tip (Movable headstock), in manual mode with retract points secured.
  • Use of TPC, (tool path control), to optimize and secure certain routing tools.
  • Imports of part or shape dimensions from a 3D drawing (Import and the use of a 3D model in .X_T format is only allowed on the controls Smooth X and G)
  • Optional: Part transfer programming on the second turning spindle (Sub-Spindle) Explanation of the different modes available for a part transfer.
  • Optional: Use of the previous turning modes on the auxiliary turret, (Lower turret.) Synchronization of the turning operations of the upper turret, with those of the auxiliary turret. (Integrex or Hyper Quadrex only)
  • Optional: turning a part in synchronize mode with the use of both turning spindles.
 

EIA Programming

Optional machinery training at the customer’s request on a machine equipped with the EIA option only.

  • Simple turning operations: face turning, exterior turning on a single profile. (fashion manual without cycle.)
  • Addition of complex elements such as radius, angle, chamfer etc.
  • Drilling operations in turning mode (drilling cycles.)
  • Simple and complex interior turning. (And other modes available with cycles)
  • External and internal groove turning (cycle.)
  • External and internal thread. (cycle)
  • Tapping. (Turning mode with spring adapter without cycle)
  • Programming of the tip (Movable headstock), in manual mode with retract points secured.
  • Milling, exterior and face operations that use XC, ZC, XY and ZY modes.
  • (Using the cutting cycle in G12.1 face-to-face polar coordinate mode, and G16 or G07.1 for cylindrical mode, Y-Z cylindrical plane selection.)
  • Face and exterior drilling operations (milling mode with cycles).
  • Installation of Macro G128, (Integrex Mark I, II and III only) and explanation concerns are used during machining with the milling head (B axes) indexed to angle other than 0, 90 and 180 degrees.
  • Simultaneous 4 and 5 axis milling operations (G43.4 Integrex Mark III and e series.) • Use of Cross Machining mode (G110, G111)
  • Use of mode M, S, T, B Output Function to Counterpart: G112, for the Sub-Spindle.
  • Machine settings to accept G-codes of Standard type or T32 format. (Difference between turning and milling cycles.)
  • Modes of transfer of parts from the main turning spindle, per second with the different sequences involved depending on the use.
  • Milling modes synchronize with the C1 and C2 axis (EIA only, integrex Mark III.)

Variaxis & VCU Classes

Variaxis or VCU-5X, Matrix or Smooth Control                                           

  • Machine learning education introduction to the MAZAK Matrix or Smooth controller, (Explanation of the basics control functions depending on the machine model.) 

Mode: MDI, Manual, Memory, Tape, etc.

  • Explanation of the machine axis system. (= Absolute X, Y, Z, A and C axis)
  • Tools definition in ToolData and ToolFile, depending on the tool types. 4. Introduction to MAZATROL programming (conversational language.)

Milling Mazatrol Programming

  • Drilling Operations in Milling mode and origin tracking with the WPC- SHIFT. (Explanation of all drilling cycles, including tapping, boring etc.., using both cutting modes above.)
  • Profiling Milling cycles, using roughing and finish cycles, depending on the machine type.
  • Use of the TPC (tool path control) to optimize and secure certain Toolpath.

EIA Programming

Optional machinery training at the customer’s request on machines equipped with the EIA Option.

  • Drilling mode (using drilling cycles.)
  • Table coordinate or Work coordinate mode explained. (The machine will be set up into the specific mode later on, based on the information reviewed during the initial assessment.
  • Maza-Check Functions: (Only on the Variaxis, or when available on the selected machines)
  • The purpose of the MAZA-CHECK function is to compensate for the slight change in the behavior of the mechanical system due to installation conditions and environmental temperature, so as to improve accuracy, by a calibration using the results of measurement with a touch sensor and a reference ball.
  • 5-axis Milling operations, using both modes when the machine was set in Work coordinate (G54.4 P1 to P7) or in Table coordinate System.
  • (G 43.4) 5-axis tool tip point comp and (G68.2 P0 with the G53.1 used with the machine set in Table coordinates mode).
  • 4 and 5 axis simultaneous Operations, (G43.4) • Use of M-mode, S, T, B Output Functions
Mazak Variaxis i-600

HCN Training Classes

MAZAK HCN-Series on Matrix Nexus and Smooth-G Control

Mazak Training

  • Machine learning education introduction to the MAZAK Matrix Nexus or Smooth-G controller, (Explanation of the basics control functions depending on the machine model.) Modes: MDI, Manual, Memory, Tape, etc.
  • Explanation of the machine axis system, absolute or Incremental axis:
  • (X,Y,Z, Axis G90andG91)
  • Tools definition in ToolData and ToolFile, depending on the tool types.
  • Introduction to MAZATROL programming (conversational language.)
  • Machine operation: Tool Measure Auto and Semi-auto, MMS Probe measure features, DATA I/O etc… 

Milling Mazatrol Programming

  • Drilling Operations in Milling mode and origin tracking with the WPC- SHIFT. (Explanation of all drilling cycles, including tapping, boring etc.., using both cutting modes above.)

Profiling Milling cycles, using roughing and finish cycles, depending on the machine type:

  • Face Machining: (Pocket Mountain, Pocket Valley, Slot Machining, Face-Mill, Top-Mill)
  • Line Machining: (Line-Center, Left Right Line Out and IN, Chamfer Out and In etc…)
  • Use of the TPC (tool path control) to optimize and secure certain Toolpath.
  • Program Shape with unknown points calculation (Arc intersection, Tangent, Vectors etc….)

 Programming a shape using a 3D Solid model (.STP or .X_T files loaded in the new 3D assist feature (Only on New Smooth-G Control)

EIA Programming

Optional machinery training at the customer’s request on machines equipped with the EIA Option.

  • Drilling mode (using drilling cycles.)
  • 3-axis Milling operations, using both modes when the machine was set in Work coordinate. (With and without G54.2 P1 to P7) 
  • 4 axis simultaneous Operations. (With and without G54.2 P1 to P7)
  • Used of the M-mode, S, T, B Output Functions
  • Overload detection
  • Custom made Macro to calculate new Work Offset (WPC-Shift Type) 

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