CNC Machining

lathe spindle

What to Know When Buying a Lathe Spindle

Lathes spindles. Not necessarily a fascinating topic, but there’s no single part more important to the function of a lathe than the spindle. What is the lathe spindle? The spindle connects to the lathe engine’s axle through the headstock. It’s the part of the lathe that rotates – without the rotating spindle, a lathe isn’t

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small workshop organization

10 Smart Ways to Organize A Small Workshop

High-tech CNC machine tools offer accuracy and unparalleled precision to modern machinists. But for many machinists, especially ones working in a small workshop or even from home, one major problem isn’t the machine itself – it’s keeping everything else in order. Home workshops in particular are notoriously hard to keep organized. DIY craftsmen, whether woodworkers

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desktop cnc lathe guide

Essential Features to Expect From a Desktop CNC Lathe

Nothing beats the sheer power of freestanding industrial lathes. Larger models can occupy an entire room and handle parts with dimensions measured in feet, not inches. But while full-sized lathes are incredibly powerful, they often aren’t the best suited for smaller jobs. That’s where the benchtop CNC lathe comes in. Desktop or benchtop lathes are

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cnc router diagram

What to Know Before You Buy a CNC Router Machine

So, you’ve decided to take the next step along your machining career? Or maybe you’re ready to up your hobbyist game and tackle some next-level projects. To help you make the best choice, we’ve compiled a guide to help you find the perfect machine for your needs. A CNC router is a computer-controlled version of a handheld

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cnc career

6 CNC Degrees New Machinists Should Consider

Interested in a machinist career but not sure where to start? Train to be a machinist at one of these top programs and join a rapidly-expanding field with nearly-limitless possibilities. What is a machinist? A machinist is one of the classic blue-collar jobs. A machinist is any person who operates advanced machine tools as part

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Find The Hobby Milling Machine For You

Everyone has a different hobby.  Some prefer to unwind and relax completely – a simple movie on the couch, or a bit of sports on the TV. Others prefer something a bit more strenuous. They might take up running, or cycling, or even just long walks or rambles. Other people prefer to do something creative.

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cnc lathe

5 Things You Should Know Before Buying A Lathe Machine

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

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8 Of The Best CNC Milling Projects for Beginners

  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,

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