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How to Find the Right Used Machinery Dealer

New things do not come cheap. CNC machines are investments, and investments do not come cheap. The standard price for a new CNC machine ranges from 150 to 300,000 US dollars. Big brands such as Okuma and Doosan are on the pricey side approximately $50k-$300k while entry level desktop routers would cost around $150 and […]

How to Properly Clean your CNC Machine

Maintaining cleanliness is essential, not just for the aesthetic, but also for longevity. Regardless if the machine is made by trusted and leading brands; and also guarantees durability, if you are failing to maintain and keep it clean, it is not bound to last. You will not be able to maximize its longevity, as well […]

Why You Should Sell Your CNC Machine To A Dealer

CNC Machines have become a staple in the manufacturing industry and are renowned for their accuracy and precision. For those in the industry, it is viewed as an investment due to its slightly expensive price. When opting to sell your machine, there are several methods that you can adopt in order to gain the amount […]

Okuma Machine: An Overview

The Okuma was founded in the year 1898 by Eiichi Okuma. Eiichi was a manufacturer and profits from Noodle-Making machines. It began manufacturing tools in 1904, launched their OS Lathe in 1918, and became Japan’s No. 1 in 1937. Later on, the company would launch their Numerically Controlled Drilling and Grinder in 1963 and began […]

Differences between 3D Printing and CNC Machines

Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Machines are reputed for their accuracy, precision, and speed. They are versed in manufacturing high quality products with less material waste. This automated machine uses software that controls the tools based on the selected and programmed design. These types of machining are mostly subtractive manufacturing where it removes excess materials when […]

Tips on How to Save Bucks on Your CNC Machinery Parts

As CNC machines become reliable in the production process for various industries, its parts often experience wear and tear due to continuous and non-stop usage of these machines. Take note that CNC machine parts pricing varies. The price of each piece will depend on the processing method and have labor costs. In most pieces, the […]

Industries That Use CNC Machinery

CNC Machines are known for their speed, accuracy, precision, and capability to produce tolerant and quality parts and items. This innovation helps operations to be time-bound, improve stock management, and saves money on both material waste and manpower resulting in increased profit. Since these machines have reputable benefits, industries have grown accustomed and chose it […]

Tips To Increase CNC Machine Longevity

CNC machines for industries and shops are a form of a long term and major investment. It is expected that it should have a long service life making it worth the money. However, how long it would actually last depends on the way the owner maintains the machines. Proper and frequent maintenance guarantees quality products, […]

Operate a Machine Shop Efficiently

Managing a machine shop comes with challenges. Manufacturing industries need to deal with the non-stop innovation of machines, conduct quality assurance, and maintain a healthy workplace for all its manpower. Nothing comes easy for the management – from identifying the proper machine needed for the production, selecting the best brand to achieve both quality, cost-saving, […]

The Best Time to Buy a Used CNC Machine

A Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machine is one of the most important machines in the manufacturing industry which comprises of a microcomputer and a program of instructions directly fed into it through a small keyboard that provide a level of efficiency, accuracy, and consistency than a manual process. This pre-programmed computer software dictates the movement […]

History of Fadal

The company prided itself with its slogan, “For Machinists by Machinists”. It was founded in the year 1960 and debuted in 1980 as Fadal Engineering (and was later renamed as, Fadal Machining Centers) and is reputed as the top producer for Vertical Machining Centers. Its manufacturing facility was located at Chatsworth, California. They are reputed […]

Types of CNC Machine

The Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machine is considered an essential in a modern manufacturing industry. It is a computer-driven tool that relies on the instructions fed to it through a Computer Aided Design (CAD) File and interpreted by a Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) software by which the machine produces outputs based on the selected program. […]

Reasons to Bring CNC Automation to your Shop

Innovation is the driving force that keeps an industry thriving. In the modern manufacturing industry, the Computer Numerical Control (CNC) automation has been recognized as essential. The CNC machine utilizes a computer-driven tool which in turn, produces parts/outputs based on the designs uploaded through a Computer Aided Design (CAD) file and is translated by the […]

History of HAAS Machine

Haas Automation is the largest machine tool builder that manufactures these four major product lines: vertical machining centers (VMCs), horizontal machining centers (HMCs), CNC lathes and rotary tables. as well as a number of large five-axis, specialty machines, and machine tool accessories – with high quality, more standard features and innovations, while at better prices. […]

How CNC Machining Will Benefit Your Production Process

Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machining is a subtractive manufacturing process in which the movement of factory tools and machinery are being dictated by a pre-programmed computer software that can be run in repetitive, predictable cycles, and with little involvement from operators. With this manufacturing process, three-dimensional cutting tasks to remove layers of materials from a […]

What Are The Differences Between a Lathe and a Milling Machine?

Lathe and milling machines are two of the most important machine tools used in the manufacturing industry. These two machines follow the same machining principle known as ‘subtractive machining’, where you begin with a block of material and then shape it into the desired specifications. They both remove material from a workpiece, yet, they never […]

What to Know Before Buying a Used CNC Machine

In the manufacturing industry, a Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machine is extensively used because of its speed, accuracy, and flexibility in cutting or shaping a desired product. However, these machines are expensive, that’s why it is more convenient for first-time users or small business owners to purchase a used one. With this, their initial equipment […]

What is a 3 Axis CNC Machine

Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machining is a manufacturing process in which programmed computer software directs the motion of the tools and machine to create various products easily and accurately. The automated machine works through removing the excess raw material from the workpiece with cutting tools, and is used in different industries such as manufacturing, metal […]

Applications of a CNC Lathe

A Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Lathe machine plays a vital role in modern manufacturing. With its high-speed and accuracy in executing pre-programmed sequences of controlled commands, it is considered the most advanced type of lathe. A lathe rotates the cylindrical workpiece while a stationary cutting tool removes the unwanted material and gives it a desired […]

Steps To Get The Best Value For Your Used Machinery

CNC Machines require consistent maintenance, especially if it’s used quite often. Any machine should be assessed frequently. If a machine is left without maintenance, it could lead to a lot of potential problems for both the business and the user, causing a costly fix. On top of costly fixes, these can also greatly decrease the […]

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