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Horizontal vs Vertical Milling Machines

April 28th, 2021

In the modern metal fabrication industry, milling is a popular process that offers skilled tradespeople a way of shaping and cutting materials expertly. It’s used to produce some of the most common and vital products we use every day. In this article, we’ll look at horizontal milling machines and vertical milling machines, comparing the two… Read more »

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The Ultimate Buyer’s Guide to Purchasing a Mini Milling Machine

April 26th, 2021

Are you thinking about purchasing a mini milling machine? If so, you’re not alone. This is a popular piece of machinery for many manufacturers and engineers, as it helps to produce parts that are more complex than the average 3D printer can handle. In this guide, we will give you some background on mini milling… Read more »

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5 Things You Should Know Before Buying A Lathe Machine

April 22nd, 2021

A lathe machine is a large piece of machinery that can be used to cut metal into different shapes. Lathes are essential tools for any professional machinist, and CNC lathes are vital parts of many manufacturing processes. Modern metal lathes are highly versatile and powerful machines, but they aren’t small or inexpensive. Buying a lathe… Read more »

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8 Of The Best CNC Milling Projects for Beginners

March 25th, 2021

  Becoming a professional CNC milling machine operator requires learning at least a little about a lot of things. Actually, it’s more like learning a lot about a lot of things – from CNC programming to cutting parts with extremely narrow tolerances. Once beginners have learned some of the basics in each of those areas,… Read more »

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How CNC Machines are Used to Make Elegant Jewelry

March 8th, 2021

When you think about common applications for a CNC machine, the first thing that comes to mind is probably an industrial setting such as a woodshop or auto parts manufacturer. In a woodshop, a CNC lathe might be used to create a series of balusters for a staircase or legs for a set of dining room chairs…. Read more »

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11 Reasons Hobbyists Should Own a Home CNC Machine

February 3rd, 2021

A small CNC (Computer Numerical Control) machine, also referred to as a mini CNC machine, is one of those life-changing additions to your setup that becomes worthwhile right away. Whether it is creating something from scratch or using a template, with a personal CNC machine opens up a new realm of machining possibilities. However, what… Read more »

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When Should You CNC Machine Your 3D Printed Parts?

January 29th, 2021

In the beginning, there was CNC. Shortly afterward, 3D printing came along and machining hasn’t been the same since. That might be a slight over-simplification, but it isn’t too far off. Both CNC machining and 3D printing are mechanical processes to machine a workpiece into a desired shape or part, but they both work in… Read more »

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Essential Features to Expect From a Desktop CNC Lathe

December 29th, 2020

The CNC desktop lathe is the natural extension of larger, freestanding CNC machines. Despite its size, a desktop lathe can still perform many of the same functions that larger units can, albeit at a smaller scale. These machines are also usually designed with powerful control technology built-in, and they typically feature the same components used… Read more »

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5 Popular DIY CNC Router Projects For 2021

December 28th, 2020

CNC wood routers are the woodcarving kings, capable of turning a piece of wood into nearly anything you can imagine. And thanks to the huge improvements in CNC technology, and a dramatic increase in the availability of these machines, more people than ever before can own and operate a CNC wood router. If you’re one… Read more »

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A Complete Guide To CNC Cutting

December 13th, 2020

Beginning in the 1950s, engineers began to experiment with Computer Numerical Control (CNC) technology. CNC uses a digitized control system to automate operations. Trained CNC operators program a tool with a set of instructions, ordering the machine to move to specific locations and perform set tasks.  CNC technology revolutionized subtractive manufacturing, vastly increasing the precision… Read more »