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Have You Replaced Your Collets and Tool Holders?

Tuesday January 9th, 2018

Collets can be damaged without any visible signs. The most common problem is metal fatigue. An easy way to see if there is metal fatigue is to insert the tool shank into the back of the collet and then try it in the front side. If the tightness is not the same both ways, then


Why You Should Consider CAD/CAM Nesting Software

Wednesday November 29th, 2017

Today, customers need you to take on lower-volume jobs and turn them around in tight time frames, but only with limited resources. What used to be a tall order has now become a standard request. What can you do to meet stiff customer demands? Automate. Though we’re not to the point of pushing a button


When CNC Plasma Cutters Make a Sound Investment

Friday November 24th, 2017

Why would you invest in a CNC plasma cutting machine, and not a laser or waterjet? Every type has its strengths and weaknesses. And these are some of the pros and cons you’ll find with CNC plasma cutters: Low Purchase Cost Plasma cutters, like any other CNC machine type, can have a wide cost range,


Simple Solutions to 6 Plasma Cutting Mistakes

Sunday November 19th, 2017

Mistakes lead to wasted time and money. A good operator working on a well-maintained CNC plasma cutter saves your company thousands of hours and dollars, and generates you consistent revenue. Good operators know how to avoid the mistakes discussed below, and they should help your inexperienced team members learn how to avoid them too: Using


How MultiCam and the Section 179 Tax Deduction Can Help Your Business

Thursday November 16th, 2017

Are you looking to buy new manufacturing equipment to increase your throughput? Did you know you can buy a MultiCam system and also get HUGE money back from the government on taxes you already paid, while at the same time improving your costs of operation? Well, you’re in luck, thanks to the Section 179 Tax


How to Reduce CNC Routing Costs

Tuesday November 14th, 2017

Your biggest cost driver for any CNC machining project is almost always the time it takes to machine the part. Materials, set-up time, and custom finishes can factor in. But the time it takes to actually route the part typically exceeds these. So with that fact in mind, here’s what you can do to cut


How to Purchase the Perfect CNC Waterjet for Your Shop

Friday November 10th, 2017

Considering a CNC waterjet? They cut steel, aluminum, marble, plastics, foam, PVC, and many other materials just as well as any other CNC machine. They do it fast with high quality, and without doing damage to the environment. For those reasons, they grab the interest of many CNC machine shops. If you’re interested in adding


How to Cut Thick Plate with CNC Plasma Machines

Sunday November 5th, 2017

The right CNC plasma cutter has no problem cutting through thick plasma plate. However, it can be difficult to do the initial piercing when you first start cutting. Rooster tails look gorgeous in photos because the shower of sparks creates the appearance of something amazing happening. However, shop managers cringe because they know material is


7 Cost-Saving Benefits of CNC Waterjets

Tuesday October 31st, 2017

Why would you get a CNC waterjet? You can get all kinds of different CNC machinery. So if you’re evaluating the different CNC machine types, here’s why you’d consider a CNC waterjet: Cut a Wide Variety of Materials When it comes to cutting versatility, you don’t get any more flexibility than you do with a


How to Choose the Perfect CNC Plasma Machine for Your Shop

Friday October 27th, 2017

CNC plasma machines have become economically viable not just for large businesses, but now for companies of all sizes. Their technology has become advanced enough such that they boost your productivity and slash your production costs at the same time. But to get those results at your shop, you should consider these 10 factors as