Desktop CNC

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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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11 Reasons Hobbyists Should Own a Home CNC Machine

A small CNC (Computer Numerical Control) 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, with a personal CNC machine opens up a new realm of machining possibilities. However, what

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5 Ways Owning Your Own CNC Saves You Money

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

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Analyzing Desktop CNC Machines and Software

What is desktop CNC? This usually refers to milling machines that can be operated by Computer Numeric Control. The mills are controlled via CNC and move the spindle vertically along the Z-axis, though CNC can also operate horizontal mills or other manual machinery. Desktop CNC machines usually refer to smaller-size mills that can fit on

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