CNC Product Reviews & Testimonials

Here are just a few examples of what our satisfied customers are saying about our CNC Milling products. These are REAL PICS from REAL CUSTOMERS who have generously gone out of their way to take and send to us to show what they are machining with their CNC MASTERS Milling Machine.

California College Recognized for Success of CNC Graduates

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 is one of those careers and the program at COC is doing phenomenally.
COC also received an Outstanding Achievement Award in early October, given by the South Bay Workforce Investment Board, in the name of CNC machining. The award represented the fact that COC placed 100 percent of its graduates into careers that took part in the CNC Fast Track program. 100 percent of the students that pursued CNC machining got a job after college.

The Fast Track programs at COC are selected based on labor demand and the college focuses on careers where they expect job growth to occur. The programs are typically divided into manufacturing, medical/general office, managerial/professional, and test preparation courses.

The Fast Track CNC program is intended to help students learn the skills and work ethic required to succeed in the field of CNC outside of graduation. It is intended to earn students entry-level jobs in the CNC manufacturing industry, and it is working without a doubt.

Upon graduation, the students earn a “Machining/CNC Certificate of Specialization” which is proof that students are prepared to use CNC programming in the automotive, aerospace, and manufacturing industries. Students can work not just as a CNC machinist, but as a CNC lathe operation, production machinist, or even a CNC programmer.

The college has also been hosting a job fair with manufacturing companies surrounding the college to allow their students to be interviewed. Many of the students nearing graduation earn on-the-spot job offers during the fair. Students from COC have ended up working with Aerotek, Aerospace Dynamics International Inc., and Paragon Precision Inc.

COC is making a massive effort to ensure their students graduate with the knowledge that they need to have a secure and rewarding job. We applaud the focus that COC has put on CNC machining. If you’re interested in learning more CNC news, visit the CNC Masters blog.

Painting with CNC Machines

CNC PaintingWhen it comes to CNC machining, we at CNC Masters thought we had seen it all. But did you know that there is a trend of using CNC milling machines to paint? Artists experimenting with new ways to put paint to canvas have replaced their bits with paintbrushes, creating customized toolpaths for their abstract art endeavors.

One artist named Jeff Leonard has built a pair of his own unique Arduino-driven CNC painting machines, and the results are quite incredible.

The first of these two machines is set up on a 5’ x 7’ table and includes a variety of customized tools for the creation of his art. Along with a fairly standard set of markers, pencils and pens, it also has an airbrush with a five-color paint feed system, a brush that is fed paint through a pump syringe, and a pin striping paint wheel.

Unlike the rather traditional CNC design of Leonard’s first machine, machine number two is a standup unit that paints on a canvas resting at eye level. Even more interesting than its standing design is the fact that this machine makes absolutely no mess! Water is pumped into the brush to create art on “magic paper”. The water transforms this particular paper to black, creating black-and-white line work without the hassle of cleaning up paint or any other messy art materials at the end.

Leonard shares videos of the design process as well as photos of his finished works on his Instagram account, which you can view here.

For all you CNC machining needs, CNC Masters is here to help! With CNC milling machines designed to meet the needs of a variety of users, we have been assisting hobbyists and business owners take their machining to the next level since 1990. For more information and to find the right machines for your needs, please call us at 626-962-9300.