Our machining castings course is a two day course specifically designed for the model maker. Designed to make the complexities of holding and machining odd shaped cast components clearer and more achievable.
Students will learn various methods of work holding, setting out, material identification, turning, milling, drilling and thread cutting. Your experienced metalworking tutor will take you through all machines and tools you will need to safely machine castings.
Items you take home can change depending on the resources and materials available on the day.
You will start your day with a welcome talk, including a hot drink, health and safety brief and a breakdown of the machines and tools you will use.
No machining experience needed.
The minimum age is 14 years old and anyone under 16 must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the course and must not be left unattended during class hours. If you would like to read our terms and conditions click here.
Brilliant course for a novice
I attended the 'Introduction to the Lathe and Milling Course'. It lasts for four days and for a complete novice like me, was quite intensive. I learned so much from our instructor, Bob, who seems to have infinite patience. All the staff at Axminster were friendly and welcoming, the other "students" were great and I thoroughly enjoyed the course. It has given me the confidence to tackle both basic lathe and milling tasks in connection with my hobby of railway modelling. I thoroughly recommend this course.Pete Townsend, Introduction to the Lathe and Milling Course
Excellently run, highly recommended
A full five days of hard but very enjoyable instruction and education through a very informed and positive instructor. Bob was friendly and very good at teaching his life long skills to the less informed without any hint of looking down on you for not knowing, this is the third course I have attended and every one was excellently run and the tools were plentiful and well maintained. This course and any other engineering based courses run at Axminster come highly recommended.Tony P, Engineering Course (5 day)