Advanced Machinist Training – Skill Up Programs

NTMA is proud to add our SKILL UP- High Tech Advanced Machinist Training Classes designed for experienced machinists looking to attain greater proficiency in the areas of CNC machining, Mastercam programming, Solidworks programming, Inspection, and CNC CMM programming. With access to some of the most advanced equipment in the industry, students will be afforded the skills and experience required to secure a place at the forefront of the manufacturing industry.

Whether you are currently employed or recently completed our introductory 7 month machining training course, NTMA’s SKILL UP – high-tech advanced training may just be what you need to take your career to the next step. Between our comprehensive curriculum, flexible scheduling, and innovative facilities, we are able to create expert candidates equipped with the advanced skills needed to compete in a highly competitive, global marketplace.

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HYBRID96  (MasterCAM 2023 / CNC Programming – 96 Hour Course)

Course Description

This program is designed to train students basic-to-intermediate computer aided drafting and design (CADD) techniques, in addition to three different categories of toolpath creation: 1) Simple two-dimensional milling toolpaths; 2) Intermediate surface-driven toolpaths; and 3) More complex four-axis and/or mill-turn toolpaths.

Course Competencies

CADD Concepts:

  • Wireframe Geometry Creation: Points, Lines, Arcs and Polygons.
  • Wireframe Modifications: Chamfers, Fillets, Trimming, Breaking and Joining.
  • Transformation Techniques: Translate, Mirror, Offset, Rotate, Scale, Dynamic.
  • Advanced Options: Standard Planes, Axonometric Planes, 3D Wire-Frame, Construction Depth.
  • Surfacing: Loft & Ruled, Draft, Sweep, Net.
  • Surface Modifications: Trimming, Extending, Filleting, Trimming.
  • Solid Creation Methods: Extrude, Revolve, Loft, Sweep, Sectioning.

Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) Concepts:

  • 2D Toolpaths: Contour, Pocket, Slot, Engrave, Chamfer and Dynamic Milling.
  • 3D Toolpaths: Parallel, Flowline, Waterline, Hybrid, Scallop and Opti-Rough.
  • 4-Axis Toolpaths For Mill or Mill/Turn.
  • Lathe Toolpaths: Rough, Finish, Drill, Groove and Part Off, Boring, Canned Routines.
  • Post-Processing and Editing Programs with Cimco Edit.

Solidworks (Solidworks Parametric Software Training – 80 Hour Course)

Course Description

This 80-hour course is designed to train students to a higher level of competencies in the use and operation of Solidworks Software. Students learn the use of parametric CAD system to create and edit sketches, models and assemblies, as well as create part and assembly prints. Cost of the course includes one full year of Solidworks Software licensing and online course reference materials.

Course Enrollment Fees Include All the Following:

  • One year online access to downloadable Solidworks Software.
  • One year online access to all in-class training materials.
  • Hardcover course books and various training literature.
  • NTMA Training Centers Solidworks Certification Certificate upon completion of 80-hour course.
  • One year online access to Solidworks test – designed for those looking to receive
  • Certificate of Completion from SolidWorks Software.

Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM)  (Zeiss Calypso CNC CMM Training – 64 Hour Course)

Course Description

This program is designed to train students the principles and practices in the operation of a Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM), and is centered on the following integrated areas:

Course Competencies:

  • Prepare a basic program and operation of a prismatic part on our Zeiss Duramax CNC CMM.
  • Navigate through a graphical user interface to provide necessary functions for proper probe selection and qualification.
  • Plan a program layout for CNC CMM using Calypso software.
  • Make a basic program for CNC CMM using Calypso software.
  • Measure, analyze and prepare a detailed inspection report.
  • All programs and setups will be done on our Zeiss Duramax CNC CMM using Calypso software.
  • CMM off-line programming (2D model programming).