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Haas CNC Lathe Setup and Operate

1/24/19 6:00 AM / by camInstructor Mike

This video is taken from our Haas CNC Lathe Setup and Operate course which provides comprehensive step by step instructions for setting up and running your Haas CNC lathe.

Eventually you will need to use your Mastercam programs, or any gcode program for that matter, to make parts on your CNC machine. We offer two courses that give you step by step instructions for setting up and running a Haas CNC machine. One focuses on Lathe, and the other on the Vertical Mill.

In the sample video is from Lesson 3 in this 4 Lesson course on the Haas Lathe. The lathe used in the video is a Haas ST20 with live tooling. Lesson 3 covers Facing, OD roughing, OD finishing, Drilling, ID roughing, ID finishing, ID threading, C Axis slotting, and finally a part off operation.

These lessons cover everything from tool touch off, including manual touch offs and using the probe setting arm, as well as loading programs, loading tools, simulating programs, and running those programs.

The lessons include both books and videos. The books come in two versions, one with pictures and text and the other with only the text instructions. We found some only wanted the text instructions when referencing the book at the machine. 

To help tie everything together, the files used in these Haas CNC Setup and Operate Courses are taken directly from our Mastercam programming courses. So you can see the full process of creating a part from geometry creation, toolpath creation, machine setup, and finally part production. 

If you are interested in more information on either the Haas Mill Setup and Operate course or the Haas Lathe Setup and Operate course, feel free to drop a comment below or email


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Topics: CNC, Setup Operate, Haas

camInstructor Mike

Written by camInstructor Mike

camInstructor Mike is Mike Wearne, an avid machinist, cnc programmer and overall connoisseur of all things machining. Mike is one of camInstructor's resident cad/cam/cnc experts and works part time at his local college teaching aspiring machinists how to program CNC Machines of all types.

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