• 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Maintaining Your Tool Holder and Collet

    Maintaining your tool holder and collet

    The tool holder and collet are critical parts of the machine that are often overlooked for maintenance. We will discuss the parts of the collet and nut style tool holders, also how to look out for wear and tear.

    Parts of the tool holder include:

    ColletTaper – conical shaped area of the tool holder that enters the spindle when changing the tool

    Pull studs – screws into the top portion of the taper

    V-flange – part of the tool holder that the automatic tool changer locks into when moving the tool from the tool changer to the spindle and vice versa

    Collet pocket, collet and nut – the collet is inserted into the collet pocket and subsequently secured by a collet nut.

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  • 3 Ways To Increase Your CNC Machining Speed

    Apex Machining Speed

    Do you do your job as fast as you want? Do you struggle to keep up with deadlines and production goals? Or, are you the proactive thinker, always looking for smarter and faster ways to do the job, without sacrificing quality? Whatever the case, you can boost your speed. See if implementing any of these […]

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