Training at MAL – Advanced Machining Course

At UBC’s Manufacturing Automation Laboratory we have developed the most advanced and accurate machining process simulation, planning and troubleshooting system: CUTPRO®. The purpose of this course is to train industry professionals in machining sciences, and apply the science learned on CNC machines in a practical, work-friendly manner. Using software developed in-house at MAL, Engineers are able to put their newly learned skills to practice on real applications in our lab/shop.


Companies on the competitive edge around the world are benefiting greatly from its use. MAL has trained over 200 engineers who have attended this course. Upon returning to work, they are able to create an impact on manufacturing process safety and efficiency.

Knowledge regarding the fundamentals of manufacturing sciences are universal, and can be applied with or without the aide of our software. We would like to extend this advantage to every company that wants to learn how to capitalize on this remarkable software in our 5 days hands-on-training course.


Temporary course format changes

Due to the coronavirus epidemic we will temporarily offer our Advanced Machining Course as an online course only.


Machining Process Modeling + Machine Tap Testing + Chatter Vibrations Avoidance Course Software: CutPro/MachPro/Npro

Instructor: Prof. Y. Altintas, University of British Columbia (pictured above)
Place: Online: Video streaming & Zoom
Schedule: 5 weeks long
October 25, 2021 – November 26, 2021

20 pre-recorded Lectures & Tutorials
Self scheduled, videos are one hour on average and to be studied before each online session
20 online sessions for Lecture Review/Tutorials
Mondays & Wednesdays – 8:00am-8:30am (PDT/GMT-7)
Tuesdays & Thursdays – 8:00am-9:00am (PDT/GMT-7)
Note: Daylight savings time begins November 7 (PST/GMT-8)

Price: $6000 USD per person with temporary software licensing
$3500 USD per person for current license holders
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