Hobbyists Can Enjoy Having a CNC Milling Machine at Home

December 21st, 2017

When most people think of industrial milling operations, they picture large, bustling machine shops. For many years, these professional machine shops were the only places you were likely to see milling machines. They were typically used to make things like automotive parts, furniture and even military equipment. Since then, however, the hobby market for milling… Read more »

CNC Machining Reduces Scrap Material and Increases Efficiency

September 6th, 2017

CNC machining involves the use of computer software to produce precisely-machined parts. Because the machine’s mill is controlled by a computer, CNC production is far more accurate and efficient compared to traditional, hand-controlled machines. These machines are capable of interpreting digital instructions from their CNC software programs, and then translating these instructions into carefully-controlled milling… Read more »

How to Regulate Cutter Speed of a Machine Milling Vertical

August 24th, 2017

A vertical milling machine is built for precision cutting. Its head is designed to slide up and down instead of horizontally, thereby providing a more stable and secure worktable. To preserve the cutting accuracy of a vertical mill, there are several factors governing cutter speed that operators should look out for. The type of metal cutter… Read more »

Factors that Affect CNC Milling Quality

August 9th, 2017

Thanks to their ability to execute complex instructions and fabricate products to precise specifications, CNC mills can be incredibly useful tools to have around. But just because you finally got your hands on a CNC mill doesn’t mean you’ll be able to press ‘Go’ and start machining engine blocks right away. Ultimately, the quality of… Read more »

Why Software Makes All the Difference

June 30th, 2014

The power of a CNC milling machine comes down to software control. A manual mill may be able to handle all or most of the same work as a CNC mill, but it does so at the expense of the hours it takes to slowly work through the milling process, constantly measuring and rechecking to make… Read more »