CNC milling, or computer numerical control milling, is a machining process which employs computerised controls and rotating multi-point cutting tools to progressively remove material from the work piece and produce a custom-designed part or product. This process is suitable for machining a wide range of materials, such as metal, plastic, glass, and wood, and producing a variety of custom-designed parts and products.
The CNC Milling competition prepares you for industry by putting you in the role of the CNC machinist. Competitors will work to a set brief and use CNC machine tools to cut, drill, shape and finish products and components used in engineering and manufacturing.
How competing has helped Joel’s career and skill set.
Understanding of health and safety
Safe handling of machinery
Familiarity with CAD/CAM system
Our competitions are open to all so please register between 27 February – 24 March 2023
The first stage of competition is a remote or online test (where applicable)
Competitors take part in competitions in venues across the UK or online
Scores are quality assured and Finalists are announced
Competitors prepare and practise in readiness for the National Finals
The Finalists come together to compete in the National Finals
Competitors who are age eligible and have achieved the benchmark score will be invited to opt into Squad UK during December 2024 for the WorldSkills 2026 Cycle, subject to the skill progressing to the international competition cycle.
If you’re interested in CNC Milling then visit our Careers pages to learn more.