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Your Guide to Picking the Best CNC Materials for Machining

CNC (Computer Numerical Control) machining is a modern manufacturing process that involves the use of computer software and machinery to create complex and precise parts and components. One of the most important factors that determine the quality and accuracy of CNC machining is the choice of material. Selecting the right material for CNC machining can […]


The Bimetallic Strip Explained

While you may not be familiar with bimetallic strips, you likely have encountered thermometers that utilize them. Bimetallic strips are most often used in modern electronic and mechanical devices such as thermal circuit breakers, thermometers, temperature-sensitive switches, fire alarms, timers, relays, and motor starters. This article discusses what a bimetallic strip is, where it originated, […]


Parts of a CNC Machine Explained

Producing complex parts with tight tolerances requires extensive experience, and even the best operators spend years fine-tuning their skills. CNC machines are the gold standard for high-quality and high-repeatability machining because they automate the machining process — computers and sensors control the machining operations. CNC machining is used in almost every industry due to the […]


Top 10 Design Tips for Reducing CNC Lead Times

DESIGN TIPS FOR REDUCING CNC LEAD TIMES CNC (Computer Numerical Control) machining is a manufacturing process that uses computer-controlled machines to create precision parts from raw materials. CNC machining is widely used in industries such as aerospace, automotive, medical, and many others where precision and quality are crucial.  And machining highly precise, high-quality components has […]


5 Ways to Combat the Machinist Shortage in 2023

Over the past few decades, there has been a steady increase in manufacturing demand, but simultaneously, there’s been a drop in the number of machinists entering the market. This shortage is hindering the growth of many businesses that have plenty of demand but simply cannot find the right people to drive growth on the manufacturing […]


Using Robotics for CNC Machine Tending

To compete in an evolving manufacturing industry, it’s important to evaluate new techniques and technologies that aim to improve productivity. One such technology is machine-tending CNC robotics. CNC robot systems are widely used in the automotive and FMCG (fast-moving consumer goods) industries due to the productivity gains they provide.  Machine-tending CNC robots have, until recently, […]

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