What to know about machining Titanium

What to know about machining Titanium Titanium alloys have recently become popular materials for various industrial applications. They are widely used in the aerospace and medical industries, particularly to make the latest aircraft designs and body implants. Titanium alloys boast an immunity to corrosion, a high strength-to-weight ratio, and excellent mechanical properties. The metal mineral… Continue reading What to know about machining Titanium

What to Know About Using a CNC Machine for Brass Parts

We’re going to start with a few assumptions. We’re going to assume that because you’re reading this article you are a CNC machinist or are interested in CNC machining. More to the point, you’re reading this article because you know the difference between things like steel, nylon, and brass when it comes to machining them.… Continue reading What to Know About Using a CNC Machine for Brass Parts

What to Expect for the Future of the Machining Industry

The future of the machining industry is focused on the increased integration of Artificial Intelligence (AI) into machine operating applications. That means smarter machines. If you’ve seen “The Matrix” you know where all of this is headed…Machines that make machines to make machines. No humans needed, thank you! Does that mean the human component has… Continue reading What to Expect for the Future of the Machining Industry

Safety Tips for Operating CNC Machines

Here we go again. Another “Safety” article telling you how to keep all your fingers and toes as well as other essential body parts. You would swear that if someone told you to wear your safety glasses again, you would punch them in the nose! No, this isn’t that kind of safety article. This article… Continue reading Safety Tips for Operating CNC Machines

How to Improve CNC Performance Through Preventative Maintenance

The idea that preventative maintenance will enhance CNC machine performance isn’t new. It’s about as old as CNC machines themselves. So what’s the deal and what’s so important about preventative maintenance now? The world is changing on a minute-by-minute basis and that includes the world of CNC preventative maintenance. New developments in every aspect of… Continue reading How to Improve CNC Performance Through Preventative Maintenance

How to Improve CNC Efficiency in Your Shop

There’s an old saying among machinists and mechanics – You must take care of that which takes care of you. Nothing could be more true when it comes to CNC machines and their care and upkeep. The high-tolerance, high-speed world CNC machines operate in demands a higher degree of care and attention be paid to… Continue reading How to Improve CNC Efficiency in Your Shop

What to Know About Choosing a CNC Repair Service

There are a lot of people in your sphere that you choose to have there. Friends, neighbors, family, co-workers, and the list goes on. What about your CNC repair service resource? You probably wouldn’t include them in your immediate sphere of contacts, but you should. Why? Because your onsite CNC repair service can mean the… Continue reading What to Know About Choosing a CNC Repair Service

CNC Milling vs Lathe

There are distinct differences between CNC milling vs lathe functionality. Depending upon the desired results and the workpiece, the difference between the two machines is quite evident. For those who would like clarification, a CNC Mill uses a table that holds the workpiece while moving it around a stationary tool cutting head. A CNC Lathe… Continue reading CNC Milling vs Lathe

What does SFM mean in machining?

The acronym “SFM” means Surface Feet per Minute and it relates to how far and fast a tool travels across a working surface to accomplish its assigned task. Not a hard concept to grasp, to be sure, but a concept that can become a little confusing when you’re talking about multiple machining processes occurring rapidly… Continue reading What does SFM mean in machining?

Improve CNC Accuracy with Portable Laser Leveling Services

Running Computer Numeric Control (CNC) machinery takes a lot of attention to detail. One of the most important details is having a level working surface. Workpieces and tools demand level working surfaces for proper positioning and cutting. Ensuring that the CNC table surface is even and level helps improve productivity, quality, and efficiency. An improperly… Continue reading Improve CNC Accuracy with Portable Laser Leveling Services