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March 26, 2020

Advantages of a 4-axis CNC router

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At a high level, the overarching concept of CNC work is fairly simple – a cutting tools moves along a preset path communicated via computer in order to create a part, product, or prototype. This computerized methodology provides shop owners ...

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March 17, 2020

CNC vs. 3D printing

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It’s easy to compare CNC work and 3D printing, and while they do share some similarities – primarily that they’re both computer-controlled methods used to create a finished product – they also have several key distinctions that make one better ...

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February 25, 2020

Hardwood vs. Softwood in CNC woodworking

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Every material has different properties and its own set of strengths and weaknesses, and what you’re using in the shop will play a key role in how you work with it and what you’re able to accomplish. Material has an ...

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February 11, 2020

Everything you need to know about nesting in CNC work

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Productivity is a key component of any successful CNC shop, and is something CNC routers and plasmas help deliver in addition to extreme precision and custom capability. When it comes to streamlining efficiency and minimizing waste in your work, nesting ...

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January 21, 2020

6 ways to boost your CNC productivity

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CNC machines provide shops with several major benefits – heightened precision, versatility, and overall capability – but perhaps their most significant benefit is the ability to streamline a shop’s productivity. Time is money when it comes to CNC work, and ...

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January 07, 2020

CNC maintenance tips – 6 steps to a longer life for your CNC router or plasma

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CNC machinery is not cheap and is prone to wear and tear over time – especially if not properly cared for. Any downtime caused by machine failure also comes at the expense of time and money for your operation. Understanding how ...

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December 17, 2019

6 CNC terms you need to know before getting started

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As with all highly technical fields, the world of CNC wields its own unique language of acronyms and jargon widely used and understood by industry pros. If you’re thinking of getting involved in CNC work for the first time, it’s ...

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November 14, 2019

4 signs it’s time to replace your CNC machine

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The only thing worse than being limited by your equipment is failing to recognize and acknowledge that fact. It doesn’t matter how creative, intelligent, or technically proficient you are in the shop – if your machinery isn’t up to the ...

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November 08, 2019

CNC safety tips

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CNC routers and plasmas are highly advanced and powerful machines that allow us to perform precise work on an accelerated timeline. But because they’re so high-powered and efficient, they can also be dangerous if not used properly. Safety should always come ...

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November 01, 2019

5 ways to reduce costs in CNC production

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Famed for his ingenuity and prudent nature, Benjamin Franklin once said, “Beware of little expenses; a small leak will sink a great ship.” Of course, our Founding Father wasn’t trying to teach us proper ship building techniques, but rather reinforce ...

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