Introduction to CNC



This lesson introduces students to the use of CNC for production or custom work. Students will see a CNC machine in use, cutting a sign and components for a small object. Students will learn the different types of CNC machines, computer aided manufacturing and elements of industrial robotics.

Introduction to CNC

Intro Video
5 Minutes
Intro Lecture
5 Minutes
Student Observation of CNC, Work on Individual Letters
20 Minutes
Viewing CNC/Robotic Videos
15 Minutes
10 Minutes

Industries / Subjects / Grades

Industries / Pathways
  • Building and Construction Trades Building and Construction Trades
Grade Levels
  • 11
  • 12

Standards and Objectives


California Academic Content Standards (1)
California's 2008 CTE Standards (3)

Related Instructional Objectives (SWBAT...)

  • At the conclusion of this lesson, the expected student learning outcome will include:# Ability to identify different types of CNC machinery# Be able to identify two or more advantages and limitations of CNC aided or Robotic production# Understand theory behind Cartesian coordinates and identification of X,Y,Z,A and B axis of travel.

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