Creating Toolpaths for a CNC Lathe

CNC machines come in an almost endless array of configurations for various applications. So far, we've only talked about CNC Mills; more specifically vertical milling centers. In this course we turn our attention to the CNC Lathe. We identify the difference in a lathe’s coordinate system, tools, and how to create lathe specific toolpaths.

After this course, you'll be able to:

  • Explore toolpaths for CNC Lathes.
  • Identify a lathe coordinate system.
  • Choose lathe specific tools.
  • Create turning toolpaths.


This course is out of date with Tool Library - The Tormach tools are not in new installs. Should have a specific AU download library to install.