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    Hi guys,

    I would like to get some advice. I am planning to start a CNC career.

    I am 37 years old graduated as a Level 3 Mechanical Technician with CAD/CAM basics 20 years ago. I live in Nottingham and spent many years in warehouses and unfortunately i didn't practice my profession. Now i decided to refresh my knowledge which is very poor at this point.

    I would like to get some help how to start it, how to get a CNC setter/operator job (possibly a trainee job) as soon as possible. As a woodworker enthusiast i have some experience in woodworking so i prefer to work in this "sector".

    I have found several courses (2-4 days) but i am not sure about them. Any opinions? Does it worth it? I don't want spend money for "nothing" because i am not sure that 4 days is enough for anything.

    Please give me some tips how to start it. Thx

    Peter

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    Hi peter .
    looks like not much help on this topic which of course is disappointing.
    I too would be interested in short courses .
    I made contact with the local tech who do nothing .
    At Newcastle (upon tyne )they run courses when they get the numbers but the courses are ten weeks and geared to companies who pay big bucks to train their guys.

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    Hi, Peter & John, This is a difficult one to advise on, But I would suggest having a look at Fusion 360 for the hobbyist (free) and have a look at your local
    Makers Space pop along and ask if anyone can help. Maybe knocking on the doors of local machining companies. I looked at the refreshing my skills but at £1200 per day, one to one training I went out brought a small milling machine with my savings.
    I wish you all the best with your quest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RnD View Post
    Hi, Peter & John, This is a difficult one to advise on, But I would suggest having a look at Fusion 360 for the hobbyist (free) and have a look at your local
    Makers Space pop along and ask if anyone can help. Maybe knocking on the doors of local machining companies. I looked at the refreshing my skills but at £1200 per day, one to one training I went out brought a small milling machine with my savings.
    I wish you all the best with your quest.
    Hi RnD, thank you for the help, i keep trying

    All the best

    Peter

  5. A lot has changed in Cad/Cam in 20 years, as mentioned becoming proficient in fusion 360 is a door opener even freelance.
    You could also take a look at Titans of cnc academy https://academy.titansofcnc.com its a free online academy with lots of usefull info. especially if you can find a machine to work on, some good videos too on his youtube chanel
    hope you find something interesting that might help.
    Derek

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kered View Post
    A lot has changed in Cad/Cam in 20 years, as mentioned becoming proficient in fusion 360 is a door opener even freelance.
    You could also take a look at Titans of cnc academy https://academy.titansofcnc.com its a free online academy with lots of usefull info. especially if you can find a machine to work on, some good videos too on his youtube chanel
    hope you find something interesting that might help.
    Derek
    Hi Derek, Thank you i will check them.

    Peter

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