CNC Training: Free Online Training and Guides

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Free Online CNC Training Courses

14 Free Online CNC Training classes and Guides for CNC Machinists. Increase your skills by learning more about Feeds & Speeds, G-Code, and much more.

These days, production CNC shops have gotten so busy it’s hard to get good on-the-job CNC training.  Hobbyists are totally out of luck except for possible Makerspace courses that cover the bare minimum.  So what’s a poor CNC who wants to better their skills supposed to do?

Try our free Online Training Courses and learn at your own pace.  They’re comprehensive and we’re constantly adding more courses as well as refining the existing ones. We’ve been offering these free courses for years and thousands of CNC’ers just like you have taken advantage of them. All our courses are self-paced courses.

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Quick Picks to our Online CNC Training (Cookbooks)


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Free Feeds and Speeds Master Class: Weekly email CNC course will take you from Beginner to Expert.

CNC Feeds and Speeds Cookbook: CNC Training so you can get the best Material Removal Rates, Tool Life, and Surface Finish from your CNC machines.  Plus specific guides for cutters and material types.

More Feeds and Speeds:

Quick Video Course in Feeds and Speeds: 2 videos–theory + practice.

G-Wizard Machinist’s Calculator: Fast, Easy, Reliable Feeds and Speeds.

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CNCCookbook’s G-Code CNC Course: Use an Interactive Learning Tool and online courseware to learn g-code or polish your cnc programming skills.  Computer Numerical Control has never been this easy.

More G-Code Programming:

G-Wizard G-Code Editor: Editor, backplotter, and g-code simulator: a radically easier way to deal with GCode.

G-Code Reference: G-Code quick references for mills, routers, and lathes.

What is a CNC Programmer?  Learn all about the job and what professionals do.

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Beginner’s Step-By-Step Guide to Making CNC Parts

You’ve got a vision for a part you want to make.  You’ve been lusting after your own CNC Machine for a long time.  You just want to put the two together, but try as you might, there’s no map to guide you.  No article or book has put it all together, given you the information you need, and made it easy to understand.

This CNC Course is that map you’ve been looking for to get your CNC Machine cranked up and making parts!


CNC Router Complete Guide

Training, resources, projects, and buyer’s guides for CNC Routers.

These CNC Machines are super-powerful for wood and plastics projects.

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Complete Guide to Metrology and Measurement

CNC Training that’s all about Machinist’s Measuring Tools, what they can do, and how to use them.

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Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) CNC Training

CNC Course on how to understand and use GD&T.

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Lean Manufacturing Principles

This CNC Training shows you how Lean Manufacturing is a powerful tool for improving productivity in Your Manufacturing Industry (actually for many other business areas too).

We’ve published a series of articles that taken together provide a Free Lean Manufacturing CNC Course to help shops understand what Lean Manufacturing is, what it can do for them, and how to go about implementing it.

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CNC Beginner’s Cookbook

Are you just getting started in CNC? Wondering how it all fits together and what to learn first?

Check out our CNC Beginner’s Cookbook.

What’s Hard to Learn About CNC? We surveyed our visitors to find out what they think the hardest things are for beginners.

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DIY CNC Cookbook

Are you a hobbyist? Considering building your own CNC? Do you have a CNC you bought and need help with?

Check out our DIY CNC Cookbook for in-depth articles for the DIY CNC’er.  Get the details on various types of CNC Machines.

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Calculators and Reference Charts

Need a quick, specialized calculation for CNC? Perhaps a reference table?
Tired of searching through Machinery’s Handbook?

This is the right place, click on through!

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CNC Programming PDF’s

Sometimes it’s nice to download and print information.

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Definitive Guide to Deburring

Deburring is a fact of life at most CNC Shops.  This CNC Course gives you great machinist training on how to deburr your parts.

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Definitive Guide to Lights Out Manufacturing

Take this CNC Training to learn how to do Lights Out Manufacturing and increase your shop’s capacity and profitability.  Your machine tools can make you money while you sleep.

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Types of Metals

Your easy guide to selecting the best material for your next CNC project.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

On average, it takes most individuals a combined total of three to four years of education from a university or vocational school plus some firsthand experience gained on the job.  That's to become a professional CNC machinist or programmer.  A hobbyist can learn to make parts sufficient for their needs in much less time.

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Those with advanced skills can charge upwards of $50 an hour.  An owner of a successful CNC shop can make even more.  Become a CNC Machinist can be a good way to earn a handsome income.

Got More Questions?  Here are some great online forums for CNC Machinists:



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Recently updated on June 17th, 2024 at 07:37 am