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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

Our Experts

Chief Expert

Mr Kevin Goh Boon Aik

Technical Director


Deputy Chief Expert

Mr Mokhtar Bin Sairi

Part Engineering Manager

VDL Enabling Technologies Group (Singapore) Pte Ltd


Ms Ong Sok Cheng

Head/Curriculum Development

Engineering Services Curriculum

Curriculum & Educational Development Division

Institute of Technical Education


Mr Soh Sze-Wei

Divisional Director/Student & Graduate Services

Institute of Technical Education

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WorldSkills Singapore 2020 Competitors

Check out the participants competing in the CNC Turning this WorldSkills Singapore 2020.

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