A Virtual CNC Training System

  • Peiling Liu
  • Cheng-Feng Zhu
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Simulation of machining process for CNC training is significant, given its lower cost and risk-free nature. The drastic decrease of the cost of computing products, coupled with the worldwide price increases in material and machine tools means that virtual CNC training using computerized modeling and simulation is a cost-effective and sustainable approach to technical and professional education in manufacturing applications. The virtual CNC training system is developed for simulation of multiple machining processes. It is particularly important in the training of knowledge-intensive high speed and ultra precision machining. The in-process model proposed for the virtual CNC training system is presented in detail, followed by case studies of the industry training applications. Compared with conventional on-site manual training or e-learning, the virtual CNC training system greatly increases learning efficiency and effectiveness of trainees, and improves cost saving in terms of machine and material uses.


Modeling and simulation  In-process model CNC machining Virtual training 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Singapore Institute of Manufacturing TechnologySingaporeSingapore

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