Where to buy CNC parts

CNC parts resources  Finding the right repair or maintenance parts for a CNC machine can be challenging. Production managers and machine operators know how important it is to have repair and replacement parts resources available in case of emergencies. Breakdowns can occur at any time and can cause more problems than just a stopped production… Continue reading Where to buy CNC parts

Differences between CNC Mill vs CNC Lathe

Understanding the differences in CNC technology Most machinists understand the differences between a Computer Numeric Control (CNC) Milling machine and a Lathe. Both machines are designed to remove material, but in different ways. The basic difference is how each tool treats the workpiece being milled. A Milling machine uses a spinning tool to make cuts… Continue reading Differences between CNC Mill vs CNC Lathe

Anatomy of a CNC machine

CNC machine anatomy explained Machinists and production floor supervisors love CNC machines. One CNC machine can replace between three and a dozen workstations in a production line. The time, money, improved output, numbers, and quality make a CNC machine every manufacturer’s dreams come true. So what is a CNC machine, what does it do, and… Continue reading Anatomy of a CNC machine

5 Reasons to hire pros for all your CNC Maintenance needs

CNC (Computer Numerical Control) machines are at work in factories, production houses, and machine shops all across America. The technology used by CNC machines is leading-edge and constantly evolving. But maintaining a CNC machine shouldn’t be attempted by amateurs—it’s always better to trust a professionally-trained, up-to-date technician when a CNC machine needs maintenance or repair… Continue reading 5 Reasons to hire pros for all your CNC Maintenance needs

3D Printing vs CNC Machines

You need an object made, but which is the right tool for the job? 3D printers create objects by extruding and layering up materials in fine increments until the desired shape is complete. CNC machining acts in an opposite process, precisely carving away at raw materials until the desired shape is left. Both processes offer… Continue reading 3D Printing vs CNC Machines

When to repair or replace your CNC machine

A large number of companies are using Computer Numerical Control (abbreviated as CNC) machines for manufacturing parts from different kinds of material like metal, plastic, composite, ceramic and wood. Like all machines, the manufacturer will give a warranty on the CNC machine, usually for one or more years. They will also provide instructions for maintenance… Continue reading When to repair or replace your CNC machine

History of CNC Machines

Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machines aren’t a recent invention. History records the first machining process was invented in 1751 using a metal frame to hold a workpiece while it was being worked on. Fast forward to 1952 when MIT researchers developed the Cincinnati Milacron Hydrotel, the first true CNC machine. In 1958 the first patent… Continue reading History of CNC Machines