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CNC Milling

Manufacturing & Engineering Technology

Shaping metal and other solid materials using a computer-controlled milling machine to create products used in almost every aspect of modern life, from cars and smart phones to kitchen appliances and prosthetic limbs.

CNC Milling could be for you if you like:

  • Complex problems
  • Making things
  • Using computers
  • Using tools

About CNC Milling

Many of the appliances and objects we use every day depend on Computer Numeric Control (CNC) Milling. It is a highly sophisticated piece of machinery that creates components using precise cutting tools.

The machinist must be able to understand complex technical drawings, and have knowledge and experience of computer skills and software in order to become a skilled machine operator with an understanding of how various metals behave during the cutting process.

The Challenge

Competitors are required to do this:
  • Write/generate CNC part programs for CNC milling
  • Set up a CNC milling machine to produce components to specifications achieving up to International Tolerance (IT) 7 for dimensions, DIN ISO 1101 for form and positional tolerances, and Ra 0.8 for surface quality
  • Technical Description will be updated. For previous version click here.

Our Experts

This skill area is conducted in WSS 2023 Phase 2 (Sep/Oct 2023)

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WorldSkills Singapore 2023 Competitors

Check out the participants competing in CNC Milling this WorldSkills Singapore 2023.

WSS 2023 Competitors