Choosing the Right Materials for your CNC Lathe

Suitable for use with a wide variety of materials, CNC lathes make producing intricate designs during production runs possible through its programming capabilities. However, depending upon the material used in the lathe, certain maintenance steps, and safety precautions may be required, in addition to knowledge of how to handle different mediums. Obviously, for all lathe… Read more »

Tolerating Tight Tolerances

The Benchtop lathe is a mainstay for many machine shops, and it often must implement designs with tight tolerances. Tighter tolerance often translates into higher production costs, so finding the right balance between manufacturing cost control and producing the product as specified can be difficult. The Meaning of Machining Tolerance No matter how finely calibrated,… Read more »

Cool Down With the Right Coolant

Manufacturing with a 3 axis milling machine creates parts and components, and it generates heat. Without the correct coolant, machines break down, and prior to that happening, product quality suffers. Check the Levels Before Every Job Familiarize yourself with each machine’s coolant gauge. Most CNC machines have a coolant tank, which sits inside a housing…. Read more »

How “Made in the USA” Could Fall Apart

The gradual degradation of vocational education at the secondary school level in the United States has resulted in a severe shortage of skilled manufacturing workers. Where traditional and vocational high schools once graduated job-ready 18-year-olds with the skillsets and training to enter the workforce, vocational training has increasingly been farmed out to for-profit post-secondary educational… Read more »

Safety Measures to Use While Operating Milling Machines

Attention to basic safety and maintenance is vitally important to CNC safety. By following these CNC mill safety tips, you will be able to understand and implement shop safety from front to back. Before You Start Make sure that the shop environment conforms to the specified temperature requirements for safe operation or storage of the… Read more »

Superior Service and Reliable Machines

Congratulations on your new CNC machine from CNC Masters, where we are proud to offer CNC machines made in the USA. Whether you’re a business owner, an independent machinist, a shop teacher, scientist, or hobbyist, we’re here to support you with all the help you need to operate your CNC milling machine. It doesn’t matter… Read more »

Beginner's Guide to CNC Milling

CNC stands for computer numerical controlled machining, and milling is a process that is similar to both drilling and cutting. However, in the case of CNC milling, tools move on multiple axes, with the work piece moved in different directions. On a traditional machine, the cutting or drilling occurs along only one axis, with the… Read more »

Why CNC Machining Is Essential for Batch Production

Batch production is a method whereby the components of an item are produced in separate stages on separate machines to create different batches of products. Using CNC machines for batch production can streamline the workflow because of the reliability, accuracy, and speed of CNC-based manufacturing. The Benefits CNC machining offers immediate cost savings because of… Read more »

5 Tips to Finding the Right CNC Mill

There are a lot of new and used CNC machines on the market, but some of them are no bargains. While it doesn’t take much to primp up an old wreck that’s been milling for the last three decades, that “great deal” on the showroom floor could end up forcing you into doing more repairs… Read more »

Engraving With a CNC Mill

A CNC machine, which can be a great investment, can take you places you might not have thought of going. The versatility of CNC machines opens the door to engraving either as a specialty or as a fun hobby. With the three-dimensional milling capabilities of a CNC mill and software, only your imagination is the… Read more »