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  • 5 Causes Of Chatter In Your CNC Router

    CNC Router

    It shows up when you inspect your CNC router. It’s not welcome; and it’s hard to find the real cause of it. It gets loud and obnoxious. It ruins your work quality and, it’s just not wise to let it persist once you’re aware of it. What is it? Chatter. That unwelcome vibration that reduces the […]

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  • Cutting Glass With A Waterjet

    Cutting Glass With CNC Waterjets

    Cutting glass has always presented a unique challenge.

    CNC Waterjet Cutting Glass

    Two layer laminated glass cut using WaterJet technology

    Glass is a hard material composed of sand and an alkali metal that at a high temperature become fused together. It is considered to be an amorphous or non-crystalline material which is characterized by unique physical properties. Due to its brittle nature glass fragments easily as can be seen from the ease by which it shatters. Accompanying its brittle qualities, it is characteristically a very hard material.

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  • 5 Types Of Cutting In CNC Routing

    5 Types Of Cutting

    In CNC routing there are generally 5 types of cutting: male, female, center, cleanouts, and drilling. It’s important to recognize which category your cut falls into as you will need to indicate the type of cut in the CAD software you are using. Each type of cutting has a specific purpose, requires specific types of drill bits, and the machine operator must take into account certain parameters for the cut to achieve the desired outcome.

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  • 4 Tips to Increase Your CNC Programming Skills

    How to grow your cnc programming skills

    Is anything easy to learn at first? If it is, that’s an indicator you might be learning the right skill for you. Some mistakenly believe learning CNC programming is “easy.” It’s easy to get started and nail the basics. But just like anything else, you can spend a lifetime mastering all the skills and nuances […]

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  • Compression Tools in Sign Making

    Compression Tools in Sign Making

    In the sign making industry, it is necessary to treat each type of material individually for their specific properties, and selecting the best tool for each material can make a huge difference in your finished product. When selecting the best tool for the job, you can select a flute that is straight, upcut, downcut, or compression.

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  • Updated 2017 Onsrud Catalog

    Onsrud Catalog

    Onsrud Catalog by Daniel Austin on Scribd

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  • 4 CNC Machining Myths and Misunderstandings

    4 CNC Machining Myths and Misunderstandings

    How long have you been a CNC machinist? Years? Decades? Are you considering just getting started? Every profession has its facts and misunderstandings. Today, we’re going to take a look at some of the exaggerations and machining myths out there. Here’s some you may have heard: If You’ve Had Success Running a Job Before, You […]

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  • 6 Advantages of CNC Machining Over Conventional Machining

    6 advantages of cnc machining

    Do you use conventional machines in your personal shop or business? They do have some benefits, but so do CNC machines. If you’re considering adding a CNC machine to your production processes, we’ve put together some reasons why you may or may not want to:

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  • Cutting vs. Rapid Traverse Speeds

    Cutting Vs. Rapid Traverse Speed

    Machine buyers often research the market thoroughly before making a capital investment while looking for key characteristics in a product that will give their business the greatest rate of return. Unfortunately, some people look through specifications that they may not completely understand, or worse, may be skewed by the manufacturer.

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  • 12 Tips in Buying a CNC Router

    12 Tips in buying a CNC Router

    CNC RouterFrom cabinetry to sign-making, CNC Routers are used for many applications. It can cut a variety of materials including acrylic, copper, brass, PVC, foam, MDF, solid wood, fibreglass, and a lot more. Being available in many different sizes and models, how would one know which routing machine is most appropriate for their production? What level of flexibility or functionality should you look for? It all depends on what kind of business you run. However, there are general tips that can help guide your purchasing decision.

    Here are 12 Things to Consider When Buying A CNC Router:

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