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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 »

Complete Complex Projects With a Quick Tool Change System

May 25th, 2018

When you first start learning to use your CNC mill and CAD software, it’s a good idea to take on some relatively simple projects that use just one or two different cutting tools. This can help you hone your technique and get a better feel for the strengths and limitations of each tool. But once… 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 »

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 »

Keep Your Milling Area Protected

October 7th, 2015

Using a milling machine may get you the part you need with precision cuts, but sometimes it can be a bit messy. You clean try and clean things once everything is done but we are human and there is only so much we will see or be able to clean depending on where the machine… Read more »

CNC Tools You Didn’t Know You Needed – Quick Tool Change

July 29th, 2015

When it comes to working on a project it is a known fact that there is not just one tool that will be needed to complete any one task, no matter how small or large the project may be. While one may know how to use each of the tools to complete the task one… Read more »

Hold Down Your Work

July 1st, 2015

No matter what the material you may be milling, there are few things more frustrating than not being able to hold it in place. You can try different ways of holding it but nothing seems to work. This leads to improper creation of the piece as well as more frustration in the end for you…. Read more »

Put the Milling Power in Your Hands

May 14th, 2015

A milling machine is already an impressive piece of equipment when it comes to cutting parts and other metals to exact specifications. However, nothing is perfect and improvements can be made. Adding an accessory can improve the performance and output of the machines, and even provide better control over your equipment. Something like a hand-held… Read more »