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Basic APT Training Class

Course Overview and Intended Audience

This four and a half (4 1/2) day educational offering instructs the student to define geometric definitions, create an APT program to drive the defined geometry, and use logical statements and other advanced features.  This course is intended for manufacturing engineers, NC programmers, machinists with some knowledge of computers, and middle managers.

Course Objectives

The objectives of the course are as follows:


The student should have a working knowledge of mathematics (i.e., algebra and trigonometry).  Additionally, the student should have a machine shop background and understand basic machine shop fundamentals.

Course Materials

The student will be issued an APT manual and an APT Lathe Module programming manual.  A variety of visual aids will also be provided.

Summary of Course Topics