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5 CNC Machining Basics Beginners Should Know

Learning about CNC Machining may seem like a very daunting task, but it’s not impossible to learn. It can be learned in a few days provided that you have a grasp on how machining works, as well as a basic understanding of math and CNC programming. Computerized Numerical Control (CNC) Machining is a method used […]

How CNC Machines Can Help Grow Your Business

CNC machining is a manufacturing process in which pre-programmed computer software dictates the movement of factory tools and machinery. Computer Numerical Control or CNC is a method used to automate the control of machine tools using software embedded in a microcomputer attached to the tool. CNC Machine takes digitized data from a computer, and a […]

Most Common CNC Machining Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

A CNC machine is one of the most important machines in a manufacturing company. So knowing the most common CNC machining mistakes and how to avoid them would be very helpful. But what is a CNC machine? How does it work and what are the common mistakes in using them and how to avoid them. […]

Horizontal vs Vertical Lathe

What is a Lathe? A Lathe is a machine tool that rotates a workpiece about an axis of rotation to perform various operations such as cutting, sanding, knurling, drilling, deformation, facing, and turning, with tools that are applied to the workpiece to create an object with symmetry about that axis. Lathes come in different sizes […]

Advantages of CNC Machining Over Traditional Machining

CNC machines (Computer Numerical Control machines) is defined as a subtractive manufacturing process that typically employs computerized controls and machine tools to remove layers of material from a stock piece. CNC machines were first put to use as they were based on NC hardware style and the computer was used for calculation and editing tool […]

Benefits Of Buying Used CNC Machinery

A CNC machine is a Computerized Numerical Control Machine. CNC machines work 24/7 with precision and accuracy, needing only the program and the raw materials. The flexibility and capability of these machines are to amplify the productivity of businesses. Before investing in a CNC machine, it is crucial to recognize the purpose of the machine […]

What Is A CNC Machine

The term CNC stands for Computer Numerical Control is the automation of tools through commands entered digitally. Compared to the tools of the past that were controlled manually, CNC allows for both better precision and consistency of tool motion which means they can be used for a range of projects and purposes. CNC routers take […]

What CNC Milling Machines Are Used For

A CNC milling machine is a certain type of machine that has the ability to cut and drill to different materials like wood, metal or plastic under the direct guidance of a computerized operating system to control, automate, and monitor the movements of a machine depending on the production needs. The machine can be a […]

Tips For Buying Used CNC Machines

Buying a brand new CNC Machine can set you back quite a bit, that’s why most people who are considering a CNC machine to purchase buy used. While saving money is a huge plus, it’s important to be wary and knowledgeable when buying a used machine, especially for the first time. With that being said, […]

Boring Mills

In machining, boring is the process of enlarging a hole that has already been drilled by means of a single-point cutting tool, such as in boring a gun barrel or an engine cylinder. The boring process is used to achieve greater accuracy of the diameter of a hole, and can also be used to cut […]

CNC Lathes

CNC LATHE TYPES Standard 2-Axis 3-Axis With Milling Multi Axis (Sub spindle/Dual Turret) Chucking (No Tailstock) Flat Bed Big Bore/Oil Country/Hollow Spindle Axis Definitions STANDARD 2-AXIS CNC LATHE/TURNING CENTER A standard lathe is used for removing material from a part. This is achieved by using a variety of tooling and cutters depending on the specific […]

Machining Centers

MACHINING CENTERS Vertical 3-Axis Vertical 4-Axis or more Horizontal Single Pallet, Dual Pallet, and Multi-Pallet Gantry/Bridge/Double Column Style Drill & Tap Machines VERTICAL 3-AXIS CNC MACHINING CENTERS A 3-Axis CNC Machining Center/Mill is used for creating various industrial parts. This is achieved by using a wide-range of tooling and cutters depending on the type of […]

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