Following up with hobbyist machinists

Machining is definitely not a common place hobby as it takes a lot of skill and can be pretty expensive depending on the project. But such a creature does exist and they find it really hard to put the machining down. Here is what this survey…

Estimating jobs is half the battle

I think we've all been there a few too many times. You have quoted someone for a job that ends up taking so much more time than you originally intended. Avoiding this mistake can be the difference between business failure and success. In addition…

What are your guilty tool pleasures?

When you are really passionate about something, you find yourself spending as much as you can to indulge your hobbies. This is a great article from someone who is a self professed "toolaholic" just like all of us at Ellison Machinery. Bob talks…

The little things

CNC has been used to put planes in the sky and fashion the peak of machine capabilities but it can also be used to craft gorgeous little things that all are sure to appreciate. One example of that is this CNC crafted chess set that is completely…

The efficiency of composites

Working with standard materials are tried and true ways to create what you want and being able to know the outcome. There is little risk but with that comes little innovation. Delving into the use of composites can widely open your possibilities…

Common mistakes to avoid

CNC is such incredible technology with very few limitations with the exception of the operator's creativity but there are some common mistakes that many CNC operators make over and over again. Check out these mistakes to help yourself avoid…

New Plane Technology

Manufacturing, assembling and maintaining aircrafts are one of the many fascinating things that machinists get to do on a regular basis. We get to be on the cutting edge. Boeing Commercial airplanes has reported that it is making a lot of progress…

Cutting Tools

If you want to gain a true understanding of the machining industry, it is important to check consumption reports. It shows what manufacturers need and what they actually use and consume. When you talk to certain manufacturers their opinions…

Manufacturing and Logistics with Technology

Only a few short years ago, so many different aspects of business were done in such a way that many people today may not even be able to recognize older business practices. Logistics and manufacturing are two industries that have been completely…

New Automotive Machining Theory

Reducing friction is a huge concern in most exercises of machinery and there is now a new process that is becoming popularized that will do just that and more. Thermal coating is another process that can now be done on certain machines. It can…