CNC Milling

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What is a CNC Machine?

Today, CNC machines are a mainstay in the manufacturing process. They are intricate devices used to program machines to work on different materials based on the programmer’s command. CNC machines have been in the market for a long time. However, if you’ve never used one or even heard of them, you might find it a

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The Ultimate Guide to Purchasing The Best Milling Machine

Milling machines are among the most commonly used machine tools in modern manufacturing. You’ll find them in everything from major assembly lines to small tool-and-die shops, and just about anywhere in between. Just about every industry uses milling machines, from mini mills in high-end scientific labs to the automotive industry. Milling machines are popular with

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Which is Better? 3-Axis, 4-Axis, and 5-Axis CNC Machines

3-axis, fully-manual machine tools built much of modern manufacturing. American-made tools from world-famous manufacturers were built of rugged cast iron, and in the hands of a skilled machinist, they could be, and often were, used to create nearly anything. Today, the choice is a lot more complicated. Should you rely on an old cast-iron classic?

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How To Properly Cut Aluminum Sheets and Plates

Aluminum is one of the more versatile metals and one that is widely used in DIY workshops and metal shops around the world. Despite being easily workable, aluminum does pose some challenges. In fact, it’s usually because aluminum is easy to work with that some beginning machinists can mess up their cuts. Aluminum is quite soft, heats

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CNC Milling vs CNC Turning – The Differences Explained

One of the challenges of modern manufacturing is understanding how different machines and processes function. Understanding the difference between CNC turning and CNC milling allows a machinist to use the right machine to achieve the best results. In the design stage, it allows CAD and CAM operators to create parts that can be machined primarily

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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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The Ultimate Guide to Purchasing the Best CNC Router Machine

A CNC router is a computer-controlled version of a handheld router. This automatic device specializes in cutting, drilling, boring, and milling a variety of materials. What makes the CNC router machine genuinely distinct is the fact that it works on lighter materials. CNC routers are typically aimed at machining softer, low-density workpieces like those made of copper and aluminum. And while the lower

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