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CNC Turning

Manufacturing & Engineering Technology

Creating prototypes from technical designs using a computer controlled lathe that cuts to ultra-fine specifications.

CNC Turning could be for you if you like:

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

About CNC Turning

When engineers want to know if a specific part of a design is going to work, they look to CNC Turning. The finished article is used to create pieces of machinery that are often highly-complex. A typical car has around 10,000 parts alone.


A trained operator will be familiar with many types of materials, ensuring the dimensions of the finished piece exactly match the design specifications


The Challenge

Competitors are required to:
  • Prepare part programs for components to be machined on the CNC lathe through the machine control unit and/or Computer Aided Machining software (CAM)
  • Set up and operate CNC lathe to produce precision components to dimensional accuracy of 0.01mm and obtain surface roughness of up to 0.8 micron

Technical Description of CNC Turning

Our Experts

Chief Expert

Kevin Goh Boon Aik
Technical Director

Deputy Chief Expert
Andrew Sim
Training & Center Manager
Sandvik Coromant
Sandvik South East Asia Pte Ltd


Ong Sok Cheng

Senior Head/Curriculum Development
Engineering Services Curriculum
Curriculum & Educational Development Division
Institute of Technical Education

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Samuel Mok
Deputy Director/Info-comm Technology
ITE College East

WorldSkills Singapore 2023 Competitors

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

WSS 2023 Competitors