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How to Market Your Small CNC Business

June 7, 2017

When you’re small, it’s tough to get noticed. Big-name marketing firms want to charge you big-time prices. And there’s no guarantee what they do works. Smaller firms are unproven. Yeah, they want your business. They need it to survive. But it’s really hard to tell if they can get you results. Their references and success Read more…

 

How to Make Sure You Invest Wisely in a CNC Machine

May 31, 2017

A CNC machine is an “investment,” not an “expense.” If you think of it as a cost, you’re only going to focus on money, and not what the CNC machine can do for your business. The right quality machinery can be a huge asset to your company. You can get jobs done faster with greater Read more…

 

How Will IoT Shape the Future of CNC Machining?

May 25, 2017

No one knows exactly how much the Internet of Things will change the future. Cities, like Barcelona, Spain, have used IoT to completely liberate themselves from debt and skyrocket into massive profitability. And the manufacturing industry is ripe for IoT use. Imagine the data coming at you in real-time so you know your exact production Read more…

 

Where Are Your Parameters?

May 18, 2017

Notice this isn’t, “What are your parameters?” It’s,“Where are your parameters?” Have you ever tried to restore your CNC machine’s parameters, only to find you never backed them up in the first place? It happens. And it costs you a lot of machine down-time when it does. Controls often need to be re-initialized following a Read more…

 

What is a CNC Waterjet?

May 10, 2017

While cutting material with water may seem far-fetched, it isn’t all that impossible with the help of CNC Waterjet machinery. Utilizing a highly pressurized jet-stream of water, a Waterjet is capable of cutting nearly any material. Combined with computer aided controls, a CNC Waterjet provides superior cuts with exceptional precision. To give you an idea Read more…

 

A Brief Guide to CNC Router Drill Bits

May 1, 2017

Hooray! You’ve just bought a new CNC router. But, before you slap on some scrap material laying around in your shop or garage, there is a few things you need to know to get the most out of your CNC router bits.   CNC Router Terminology To get started, we compiled a list of routing Read more…

 

Why Are You Considering A New CNC Machine?

April 24, 2017

Why? It may be the most important question to ask in your business when you consider doing anything new. If you can’t answer,”Why are we doing this?” in a compelling way that supports a good business case for making the change, then you’re probably not making a good change. You may follow that up with,”What Read more…

 

Sign of the Times Contest 2017

April 20, 2017

We are pleased to announce three honorees in the 2017 Signs of the Times Sign Contest.         The signs were all fabricated using our MultiCam 3000 Series CNC Router and MultiCam CNC Plasma Cutter. They were designed using EnRoute Pro Software. Each of them were created with 30 lb Precision Board. The Read more…

 

When Do You Actually Need 5-Axis Machining?

April 17, 2017

Five-axis CNC machining sounds pretty cool. But since you’re practical, you won’t get a CNC machine with that capability unless you need it. When would that be? Check out a few situations: You Have an Unusually-Shaped Workpiece Sometimes, you get production orders that are out of the norm. A customer needs a part that’s not Read more…

 

How to Maximize Your CNC Machining Productivity

April 10, 2017

There are 8,760 hours in each year. How many of those does your CNC machine spend working? Of course, you can never get it perfect. But most machinists, and shops, miss out on substantial productivity by making mistakes they don’t realize. You can easily take an informal survey that gives you a good idea of Read more…