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Milling - Introduction course

Course Details

Level: Beginner

Maximum zero student taught in a group during this course.

Duration: 2 Days

Course hours will run from 9:00am-5:00pm (including approx half an hour for lunch).

Price: £275.00

Price includes VAT, all required materials,
required tools and a light lunch.

The Introduction to Milling course is run over two days with a maximum of five students. Whether you've never used a mill before or not touched one since you were at school, our experienced tutor will have you confidently cutting metal in no time.

What you will learn

You will embark on a two day project where you will learn a range of techniques. From calculating cutting speeds and work holding techniques to different machining methods and the use of the rotary table, you will learn all you need to confidently cut metal on the mill.

What you'll take home

  • Vee Block (made by you)
  • Certificate of attendance
  • ‘How to’ - Course details

Items you take home can change depending on the resources and materials available on the day.

Additional information

You will start your day with a welcome talk, including a hot drink, health and safety brief and a breakdown of the machines you will be using.

No metal working experience is needed.

The minimum age is 14 years old and anyone under 16 must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the course and must not be left unattended during class hours. If you would like to read our terms and conditions click here.

Bob Rolph

Course Tutor

Meet Bob Rolph

What our students say...

Brilliant course for a novice

I attended the 'Introduction to the Lathe and Milling Course'. It lasts for four days and for a complete novice like me, was quite intensive. I learned so much from our instructor, Bob, who seems to have infinite patience. All the staff at Axminster were friendly and welcoming, the other "students" were great and I thoroughly enjoyed the course. It has given me the confidence to tackle both basic lathe and milling tasks in connection with my hobby of railway modelling. I thoroughly recommend this course".

Pete Townsend, Introduction to the Lathe and Milling Course

Excellently run, highly recommended

A full five days of hard but very enjoyable instruction and education through a very informed and positive instructor. Bob was friendly and very good at teaching his life long skills to the less informed without any hint of looking down on you for not knowing, this is the third course I have attended and every one was excellently run and the tools were plentiful and well maintained. This course and any other engineering based courses run at Axminster come highly recommended."

Tony P, Engineering Course (5 day)

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