• 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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  • Updated 2017 Onsrud Catalog

    Onsrud Catalog

    Onsrud Catalog by Daniel Austin on Scribd

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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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  • What To Do When Your CNC Machine Goes Down

    CNC Machine

    It’s your worst nightmare when running your CNC machine. You’re chugging along, happy with your productivity. Maybe even excited because you know you’re going to have something good to show your boss. And then your machine stops doing anything. Or, maybe your CNC machine didn’t even start up in the first place. It happens because […]

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  • Sign Media National Sign Competition

    It’s time to showcase your work!

    Sign Media’s National Sign Competition is your chance to showcase your shops best sign work. The SignMediacompetition acknowledges the absolute best in Canadian sign making and is open to the national sign industry.

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  • 3D Cutting Using CNC Routers

    Think 3D

    The capabilities of a CNC Router are definitely astonishing for those who have not went far enough to challenge this technology. One of the many abilities that has not been used to its full potential is 3D cutting. Whether it is 3D cutting, machining, or sculpting, the high-speed capacity of a MultiCam CNC Router makes them easier-than-imagined applications.

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