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How to Stay Safe While Using Your CNC Plasma Machine

Wednesday August 16th, 2017

Safety first! An injured worker does your company, and themselves, no good. It’s simply the right and high-integrity thing to do when you look out for your workers’ safety. When they feel you care about them, you’ll also get better productivity and stronger teamwork. If your workers don’t feel like you care, then you set Read more…

 

How to Increase Your CNC Machining Speed

Tuesday August 15th, 2017

Are you sending your own stress through the roof because you’re cutting it way too close with customer production deadlines? Or, are you the type who acts before you can see problems happening so they never actually occur? Everyone in CNC machining wants more speed…without sacrificing quality. So what are some ways you can get Read more…

 

How to Perfectly Maintain Your CNC Waterjet Cutting Machine

Monday August 14th, 2017

Properly maintained machinery always gives you the best performance. So what does your waterjet need from you to do its best job every day? Some CNC shops and operators underestimate what actually needs to be done. And when you do that, you run the risk of inhibiting your productivity. So here’s what you should plan Read more…

 

What to Do When Your CNC Machine Stops Operating

Saturday August 12th, 2017

It’s the worst thing that could possibly happen to you. You’ve optimized your CNC machine, and entire shop, for maximum production efficiency. Everything’s fine-tuned and couldn’t be going better. Then your CNC machine suddenly stops operating. It just sits there, doing nothing. Maybe you were in the middle of production. Or maybe you started the Read more…

 

Simple Steps to Create the Perfect Warm-Up Routine for Your CNC Machine

Wednesday July 26th, 2017

Who’s your favorite athlete? Got it? Whoever they are, they have a warm-up routine to prep for their contest. No athlete waits until the opening buzzer, quick runs onto the court or field, and then dominates everyone. If they did that, they’d risk injury. Or, they wouldn’t perform their best because their muscles aren’t warmed Read more…

 

CNC Machinery Maintenance: Tool Holder and Collet

Friday July 21st, 2017

The collet chuck is the most common alternative to jaw chucks in CNC. It was originally developed to make it easier to machine smaller parts. Collet chucks are designed to work with capacities as large as 6 inches, although they most commonly hold workpiece diameters of 3 inches or less. CNC machinists love them because Read more…

 

What to Consider When Buying a CNC Router

Friday July 14th, 2017

You can use a CNC router to cut just about anything you want – ranging from cabinetry to signs. But the hard part with CNC routers is choosing the right one for your needs. How do you know which one will work for you? Keep these general tips in mind which should form the foundation Read more…

 

Why Choose CNC Machining Over Conventional Machining?

Wednesday July 5th, 2017

Have conventional machines in your CNC shop? Have you wondered what it might be like to replace them with CNC machines? Do you find yourself daydreaming about faster production speeds and higher revenues? What’s been holding you back from making the change? See if some of these advantages of CNC machining don’t finally convince you Read more…

 

An Intro to CNC Machinery

Thursday June 29th, 2017

What is CNC machinery? CNC is an acronym for “Computer Numerical Control.” Essentially, CNC machinery is a computer operated mechanism which precisely cuts or engraves complex shapes in metal, plastic, stone, wood, and a range of various medium types. In order to accurately cut or engrave a design, a programmer must map a numerical code Read more…

 

5 Myths about CNC Machining You Need to Understand

Thursday June 22nd, 2017

Every profession has its myths and misconceptions. CNC machining is no different in that regard. What are some of the most common myths? Find out below: CNC Machining is Easy This one has a little truth. CNC machining can certainly be easy. In fact, the whole concept behind CNC is to make machining parts easier, Read more…