The project aims to enable innovative training and development methods by using virtual teaching and learning solutions that focus on training in CNC multi-sided machining. Cognitive, affective and psychomotor learning objectives will be considered to guide the training. In order to meet the challenge of a lack of content on CNC multi-sided machining in the training regulations and the curriculum, a theoretical-pedagogical curriculum will be created based on the NQF and the topic will be prepared in digital form via APPS and made accessible to the target group. The digital material will be provided with gamification functions so that a low-threshold, quick access to the target group can be guaranteed.


Trainers, teachers, instructors and institutions who teach and supervise training for CNC machinists and operators.


Apprentices for the CNC machinist profession, who and have basic digital skills. The learners will benefit from access to the digital learning platform and its tools and resources and can develop advanced CNC multi-sided machining skills and digital competencies.


The main project results of the Fit4Future project will be a digital training platform with the main focus on multi-sided machining including:


Welcome to Fit4Future CNC training! This digital training platform specializes in multi-sided machining to enhance your CNC skills. Let’s get started on your journey towards a brighter future in CNC machining. On the digital platform, you will discover 10 modules, each comprising a concise module description, a VIDEO, and a button for accessing the TRAINING APPS associated with each module.

What does multi-sided CNC processing mean?
CNC multi-sided machining refers to the capability of a CNC machine to work on a workpiece from multiple sides to create complex geometries and features. This technique allows for various machining operations such as milling, drilling, and threading to be performed on different sides of the workpiece without requiring manual repositioning. This improves precision, efficiency, and flexibility in manufacturing as complex parts can be machined in a single pass. CNC multi-sided machining is utilized in various industries including automotive, aerospace, medical technology, and electronics manufacturing.

Module 1: Requirements and skills for multi-sided CNC machining

Essential skills for multi-sided CNC machining include safety, accuracy, efficiency, quality, problem-solving, communication, and adaptability. Proficiency in programming, material understanding, tool selection, and monitoring is vital for optimal CNC operations.

Module 2: Key terms and definitions in multi-sided CNC machining

In CNC machining, precision and efficiency are paramount. Multi-side machining adds complexity by manipulating a workpiece across multiple axes and orientations to achieve intricate geometries. Understanding specific terminology is necessary for navigating this process effectively.

Module 3: Advantages of multi-sided CNC machining

Multi-sided machining offers benefits like producing complex parts, reducing tool wear, enhancing chip evacuation, increasing rigidity, improving accessibility, stabilizing workpieces, optimizing material usage, and adapting to advanced tooling technologies, making it versatile for various industries.

Module 4: Fixtures, tools and materials of multi-sided CNC machining

In CNC multi-sided machining, fixtures secure workpieces for stability and accuracy. Tools are selected to optimize processes, while materials dictate machining strategies. Understanding this relationship is essential for precision and efficiency in modern manufacturing.

Module 5: Setting up a multi-sided CNC machine

Understanding CNC multi-side machinery is important for safe, efficient operation. It allows for efficient machine setup, monitoring, maintenance, and team communication. Regular updates facilitate adaptation to emerging technologies and ongoing improvement efforts.

Module 6: Technical drawings for CNC machining

CNC operators rely on technical drawings for precise interpretation, programming, and setup, ensuring accurate alignment and part production. Understanding these drawings is vital for maintaining quality, customer satisfaction in CNC machining and upholding the reputation of the business.

Module 7: Safety practices for CNC machining

Safety is paramount in CNC multi-sided work, where adherence to stringent protocols ensures operator well-being and equipment integrity, while neglecting these standards poses significant risks, making it crucial to understand and prioritize safe practices for efficient and effective machining operations.

Module 8: Programming skills for multi-sided CNC machining

CNC programming plays a vital role in driving precision and efficiency in multi-sided machining by guiding machines through complex operations, dictating toolpaths, speeds, and feeds, with proficiency in CAD, machining principles, and programming languages being crucial for optimizing tool usage and minimizing cycle times.

Module 9: Problem-solving skills for CNC operations

CNC multi-side machining work involves the use of automated systems to control machining tools and processes. Effective problem-solving skills are crucial in this context to ensure smooth operations, achieve precision, and minimize errors. Here are some key problem-solving skills relevant to CNC multi-side machining.

Module 10: Future skills in multi-sided CNC machining

The CNC industry evolves, requiring innovation, adaptability, and problem-solving, especially in multi-side machining. Adapting to new technologies like AI, AR, and VR, fostering teamwork, and prioritizing sustainability are essential skills. Continuous training and lifelong learning are the key to success.


The BILDUNGSWERK DER SÄCHSISCHEN WIRTSCHAFT from Germany, along with two partners – KIST CONSULT e.U. from Austria and ISTANBUL VALILIGI from Türkiye – are implementing the FIT4FUTURE project.

Bildungswerk der Sächsischen Wirtschaft
KIST Consult e.U.
İstanbul Valiliği


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