Another Great CNC Guide

You can never know too much about CNC machines to optimize production and quality. This new guide to making CNC parts is extremely useful and detailed covering everything from designing to proofing. After you explore all parts of this guide…

How to be a "Top Shop"

If you run or are just opening a machining and/or automation business you will find information from this article quite useful. It describes software, machines, and materials that you can have to set you apart as well as things you can do for…

More CNC Tips

Following our last blog post, this is a great read on the ins and outs of CNC machines. It covers features you should consider if you or your company is updating your machinery or you are using CNC machines for the first time. The author points…

CNC Operating Help

If your company uses CNC machines and you are either new on the job or looking to brush up on your operating techniques and skills then this guide will come in handy. There is a link to the first half, teaching about speeds and a feeds and…

5 fun things from around the web you have to check out

Reddit is a very interesting platform for people from many different walks of life to share their personal experiences, opinions and information about any given topic. Here is a great sample of some of the cool discussion boards surrounding…

Print these out for easy machining

Drill bits can be difficult to size properly, making you take extra time unnecessarily away from your latest project, when you are already in the creative groove to look up exact sizes. Here are a few charts that you should be sure to have up…

IoT and Machining

The internet of things refers to the phenomena that we have seen of late, which is that machines such as kitchen appliances, watches and other basic objects are now integrating technology and connection to the internet into their design. This…

Getting the most out of your materials

Efficient use of materials is a huge part of being a successful machinist, especially when you get into the higher quality materials. Getting the most out of your materials allows you to keep your costs low, therefore allowing you to get as…

Using the right tool

Just as important as knowing how to machine is knowing what machine is best for the job. This can sometimes be a struggle because it is easy to get stuck in a routine of using one tool or a specific set of tools for any given job but this may…

Finding light for your projects

It is darn near impossible to have machine accuracy and speed if you don't have the necessary light for your projects. Since machining is not a very welcoming environment for many forms of electronics, it is time for us to get creative. Check…