Ensure Your New CNC Operator is Top-Notch

December 19th, 2016

If your business recently hired a new CNC operator, you likely have expectations and standards that you would like them to meet. However, we have summarized several important things to keep in mind when you begin training a new CNC operator. Make Expectations Clear When training a CNC operator, you should get specific with what… Read more »

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If You Own a CNC Machine, Forget Holiday Shopping

November 17th, 2016

Holiday shopping is something that you either love to do or really dislike doing all together. For many of us, holiday shopping is stressful. It comes with a lot of pressure that we would prefer to avoid if possible. However, for those of us that own CNC machines, we can do our holiday shopping from… Read more »

California College Recognized for Success of CNC Graduates

October 27th, 2016

The College of Canyons, (COC) located in Santa Clarita, California has been getting a significant amount of attention lately. They just made the list of the Top 15 Community and Career Colleges with Salary Potential. COC focuses on preparing students for careers that they can succeed at in fields that are continuously growing. CNC machining… Read more »

CNC Machines and Lights Out Concept

October 13th, 2016

In order to improve productivity in the workplace, many companies and shops that use CNC machines daily have opted into a method called “Lights Out” machining. Running lights out means that you continue to run the machines even after employees go home for the night.  The CNC machines run throughout the night and complete jobs… Read more »

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How to Organize Tools In Your Workshop

October 12th, 2016

Scraps of wood and metal likely cover the surface of your workshop as proof of how hard you work in that space. However, a workshop does not need to be messy and will function much better if it is organized and inviting. If you are happy with the way your workshop looks and feels, you’re… Read more »

Students Encouraged to Use CNC Machines

October 6th, 2016

High school students in Foley, Minnesota, have the opportunity to take a sheet metal machining class where CNC machines are used daily. Students that have taken this class have been highly recommending the class to one another, raising the number of students wanting to take it. The class became a “hot topic” among students and… Read more »

What Materials Work Best for CNC Machines

September 30th, 2016

Many materials can be used with CNC machines, giving you plenty of options to create whatever you’d like with your CNC machine. From aluminum to copper and from plastic to wood, options are practically endless as far as what materials can be used. Some people even work with steel and wax, depending on what they’re… Read more »

Why Sheet Metal And CNC Machines Go Hand In Hand

September 6th, 2016

If you are making a one-off sheet metal project, such as a hobby piece or prototype, CNC machines are just the thing for you. The lineup of machines CNC provides allows you to keep your p roject in-house, preserving trade secrets. They also have a very small footprint, saving you the expense of additional space…. Read more »

Ways to Extend a CNC Machine’s Life

August 31st, 2016

When you make an investment in machinery that impacts your business, you want to make sure it lasts. A CNC Machine is no different. This machine is so productive for your line, that if it breaks down, your production can fall behind and miss deadlines. We put together a few easy maintenance tips to help… Read more »

An Overview of Engraving [INFOGRAPHIC]

August 30th, 2016

Today, we can get just about any hard and flat surface engraved with fine detail. As a gift idea, or for your business’s signage needs, engraving is a tried, true and trusted method for branding and creating unique designs. You might not have given engraving a great deal of thought since it is very common… Read more »