Additive Manufacturing: Better than Machining?

Additive manufacturing, the metal version of 3D printing with plastics, has been receiving a lot of attention lately. But how does additive manufacturing compare with traditional CNC machining? Additive manufacturing works by building up multiple layers, each only a few thousandths of an inch thick, until the final product is completed. It is essentially the… Read more »

Advice for a Safe and Organized CNC Machining Shop

Whether CNC machining is your hobby or your career, a safe and well organized shop can make a huge difference in the quality of your work. Keeping all of your supplies in order only takes a couple extra minutes at the end of your day, and the tools that help you get organized are well-worth… Read more »

Sensors: From Detecting to Data-Driven Solutions

Industries of all shapes and sizes are benefitting from an increase in data offered by sensors and manufacturing is no different. With different sensors being added throughout the manufacturing process, companies and their employees can now work smarter and more efficiently than before. The end result is a better-run and safer work environment that produces… Read more »

Section 179: Incentives for Investing in Your Business

Congress stilled the winds that blew Section 179 limits up and down during the past few years by enacting the newly minted Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act in December 2015. Deep within the 233 pages of legislation are provisions related to the extension and modification of bonus depreciation and Section 179 expensing. But why… Read more »

Taking CNC Training to the Virtual World

Anyone who works with CNC machines on a regular basis will tell you a great deal of training is involved before becoming proficient with the equipment. In the past, students and trainees only had the option of operating an actual CNC machine under the guidance of an experienced teacher. While being able to work hands-on… Read more »

Transitioning from Manual – Tips to Incorporate CNC Technology

If your shop has been using manual milling equipment since you started, you may be reluctant to transition to automatic CNC technology. We understand that replacing your milling machines with new equipment may seem like a daunting process – especially if your existing machines have been working fine. However, there are so many benefits that… Read more »

CNC Milling Projects For Beginners

A new year offers the perfect opportunity to delve into a hobby you have been interested in starting and if you have plans to learn more about CNC milling in 2016, CNC Masters is here to help out! As you introduce yourself to machine milling, you are probably looking for some simple projects to learn… Read more »

Advice For Learning CNC Machining

For the longest time, CNC machines were typically found strictly in businesses. These days, people are starting to purchase machines of their own for personal workshops. But these machines can be quite overwhelming at first. Before you find yourself in over your head, consider these tips to get you started in the right direction. Familiarize… Read more »

Know Your Machining Metals

A CNC machine can help give your business what it needs in a lot of ways. Whether it’s a prototype or the mass production of one item, your machine has you covered. But before you put any old metal into it, we recommend learning which metals are best for which jobs. This will help you… Read more »

Made By A CNC Milling Machine

It’s no secret that computerized numerical control (CNC) milling machines are responsible for mass producing millions of items daily across the globe. Still despite the large output, many of us don’t realize how much impact their uses make on our daily lives. CNC milling machines produce numerous common items, that without them, many of us… Read more »