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10 Ways the Manufacturing Industry will Change in 2021

October 11th, 2020

2020 brought changes to the manufacturing industry that few, if any, foresaw; a global pandemic, a trade war, a pressing need for employees to work from home. Barring any ability to foresee the future, what can we assume about the changes 2021 will bring? In this article, we’ll look at ten ways the manufacturing industry… Read more »

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Machine Software and CNC: What It Is, What It Does, and How It Is Used

October 3rd, 2020

A common bit of advice, from experienced machinists to beginners, it to “budget as much for tooling as for your machine.” What is the “tooling” those machinists refer to? It’s the vises, holders, grips, cutters, tool heads, drawbars, and generally all of the pieces necessary to let your CNC machine do its job. A CNC… Read more »

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CNC Conversion Kits: Why And When They Are A Good Option

October 1st, 2020

Machine tools, like most equipment in the modern age, have both improved and gotten a bit smaller over the years. Modern lathes and mills have come a long way from the giant, room-sized machines of the Industrial Revolution. While you can still find room-sized machines in large factories and high-end production facilities, you’re also more… Read more »

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5 Ways Owning Your Own CNC Saves You Money

September 30th, 2020

Everyone wants to combine their hobby with their business, do what they love, and get paid for it. That is much easier said than done, however, especially when it comes to the competitive world of CNC machining. So if you’re asking yourself if you should buy a CNC machine to make some money, perhaps you… Read more »

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How CNC Machines Help Power the Medical Industry

July 31st, 2020

The medical industry is notorious for demanding impeccable cleanliness and accuracy. After all, human lives depend on the reliability of medical equipment. For that reason, it’s not difficult to guess why or how CNC machines are responsible for powering the whole industry. The highly precise CNC mills are widely used for machining medical devices. CNC… Read more »

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Why Small CNC Mills Are Popular With DIY Entrepreneurs

July 11th, 2020

The CNC has transitioned from a piece of commercial equipment to a DIY power tool capable of almost anything. As the cost of the average CNC machine continues to decline there are more and more hobbyists bringing them home. And as more creative thinkers invest in CNC machines we see more and more unique products… Read more »

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7 Reasons Owning Your Own Small CNC Machine Makes Total Sense

July 3rd, 2020

A small CNC 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, there are so many possibilities as soon as the machine is in your possession. However, what are some… Read more »

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The History Of CNC Lathe Machines

May 13th, 2020

Today, Computer Numerical Control (CNC) forms a crucial part of the manufacturing process, able to producing components precisely and repetitively with ease. Computer numerical control is more of a contemporary concept in the production and manufacturing industries. But CNC harkens its idea back to the numerical control basics. Prior to the lathe getting computerized, the… Read more »

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17 Must-Have CNC Furniture Design Resources For Your Next Project

April 22nd, 2020

Neatly-designed chairs, intricate patterns on tables, unique carvings on beds, spiral staircases spanning 3 stories, bookcases with the Swedish aesthetic – all these look visually perfect, but have you ever wondered just how manufacturers design and build such beautiful masterpieces? How do they concept designs that make customers fall in love at first sight? The… Read more »

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5 Tips for Engraving and Cutting With a CNC Machine

February 18th, 2020

If you’re a hobbyist or business owner who does a lot of engraving or cutting, you may already be familiar with the immense potential of CNC machining. Jewelers, gun shops, collectible figurine makers and even engine designers often use CNC mills to perform complex engraving and cutting tasks. But if you’re used to doing this… Read more »