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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 […]

Mazak CNC Overview

Getting to know the Mazak company Mazak (Yamazaki Mazak) is a Japanese corporation was founded in 1919 in Nagoya by Sadakichi Yamazaki as a small company making pots and pans. Over the years, Mazak progressed through mat-making machinery to woodworking and then to metalworking machine tools. Now, the company as been renowned as the leading […]

How To Find The Right CNC Machine For The Job

There are a great deal of benefits and perks of what a CNC Machine can do as it provides fast, reliable and efficient work. The standardized machine provides great quality with assurance and versatile performance. However, not every CNC Machine is the same. Knowing the right equipment that makes up a CNC machine is essential […]

History of Doosan Machine Tools

Doosan Machine Tools has made their way from their humble beginnings as a small store, to a global leader of the machinery industry. They were founded in 1896 in Seoul, Korea as a retail and cosmetics store, and slowly grew through acquisitions after the Korean War, developing into a multinational conglomerate with emphasis on consumer […]

Should You Use a Dealer To Sell Used CNC Machines?

CNC machining is a manufacturing method that uses pre-programmed computer software to control machining tools. This technology can be used to perform a range of complex processes, including grinding, routing, milling, punching, turning, and lathing. But sometimes the contract for a specific job is over, limiting the machine’s usefulness to the shop. If an upgraded […]

Best Brands of CNC machine

CNC Machines are widely known metal processing equipment. However, there are different varieties of CNC machines. Choosing the best one as per your budget and requirements depends on your needs. Most users are oblivious about the top-quality CNC machine brand. It doesn’t matter whether you are searching for CNC milling machines or CNC lathes, you […]

Origin of The CNC Mill

CNC milling machines are a type of machine that uses cutters to shape a workpiece, often on a moveable tabletop, with some milling machines also featuring movable cutters. Milling started as a task that needed to be performed manually, but most milling these days is done by a CNC mill, which utilizes a computer to […]

Why a CNC Lathe Machine Might be the Only Machine You Need

A CNC (computerized numerically controlled) lathe machine is considered to be the only universal CNC tool because a lathe can do all the parts needed for another lathe. CNC lathes have at least the ability to drive a cutting tool under the control of G-code on 2 axes, referred to as X and Z. They […]

Top Reasons Why your Next Machine Should be a Makino

Makino machines are known for relentless consistency, historic accuracy, industry-leading expertise, and game-changing digital technology customized to your unique facility and production requirements. Makino branded machines produce higher quality parts with less waste and repair. Their Software & Digital use the latest innovations to drive efficiency. The Automation of Makino also reduces costs with an […]

Buying Guide For Used CNC Machines

CNC is a technology where computers control the movements of machines. If you’re thinking of purchasing a CNC machine you gotta think about the pros and cons of buying a used CNC machine. One thing about CNC machines is they are costly, so most of the machine shops buy used CNC machines rather than the […]

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 […]

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