CAM Turning I


  • Develop process plans to program parts requiring turning.
  • Create and edit 2D model sketches.
  • Generate 2D turning toolpath to geometric (solid) models.
  • Create turning machine operator documentation.

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Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM) Level I


  • Assessment Type: Project (from official files only)
  • MET-TEC Inspection: Required
  • Performance Affidavit: Submitted online via evaluator


  • 59 questions
  • 90-minute time limit
  • Proctor required
  • Retake policy


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Study Material

  • From NIMS: None at this time
  • NIMS-Aligned Third-Party Materials: Autodesk Fusion 360 provides an Introduction to CAD/CAM that walks you through practical on-the-job skills needed for precision machining while preparing you to complete the NIMS CAM Milling l and CAM Turning l credential.
    • Curriculum Assets for instructors to incorporate the content into your own study guide.
    • Course for self-paced learning or for educators to assign to students.