Top 5 Skills Every CNC Machinist Should Master


Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machining has become the most popular method in manufacturing precision parts. The evolution of this technology led to the creation of a new profession: the CNC machinist. Nowadays the CNC machine operator is one of the most sought positions in the job market.  Modern machine operators are required to master old […]


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5 Benefits of Using CNC Machining Technology


CNC machining has become a staple in the manufacturing industry. An ever-growing number of machine shops are adopting this form of machining in their operations. Although many machinists have become accustomed to this form of machining, not all of them are aware of the logic behind it. Here are the main benefits of using CNC […]


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Tips to Save Money on Your Next CNC Milling Project


CNC milling is not a cheap process. Machine shop owners are well aware of that and know that each shop operation needs to be carefully planned. Understanding what factors lead to high costs, and identify a way to minimize or avoid them, is key to maximize efficiency and margins. Some of the most common cost-increasing […]


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Why Is U.S. Automotive Manufacturing Strong Right Now?


Automotive OEMs and their suppliers are investing in retooling and improving facilities to increase productivity and improve efficiency. Notable OEM spending programs include $1.4 billion for a transmission plant in Livonia, Michigan; $200 million for an assembly plant in Avon Lake, Ohio; $75 million for an engine plant in Trenton, Michigan; $1 billion to retool […]


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The Global Aerospace Industry Delivered 311 Aircraft in The First Quarter


The global aerospace industry delivered 311 aircraft in the first quarter of 2019, including 88 wide-bodies aircraft. The total deliveries from January to March 2019 are worth up to an estimated £6.5 billion to UK industry, while the global industry’s total order backlog of 14,107 aircraft could be worth up to £215 billion to the UK economy […]


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Changes in Automotive Tech Driving Manufacturing Modifications


One of the things that is overlooked in all of the histrionic discussions of Tesla manufacturing and the “production hell” that CEO Elon Musk is trying to extricate himself from is the fact that there is a 5.5-million-square-foot factory in Fremont, California, that is full of robots, stamping equipment, welding gear, material-handling equipment and other […]


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Boeing BizJets Unveils Long-Range 777X Convert


Boeing is converting its 777 series airliner into a long-range, wide-body business jet. The BBJ 777-8 has a range of 11,645 nautical miles, enough to fly more than halfway around the world and, as such, between any two major cities. The larger BBJ 777-9 will sacrifice about 650 nm of range in exchange for an […]


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Uses For Jig Grinding In Toolmaking


Not so long ago, the jig grinder was one of the workhorses of precision tool grinding. While it was primarily used in die making, many mold shops also made extensive use of these highly precise machine tools. Injection mold making One reason mold making has a limited use for jig grinding is because injection molds […]


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Precision CNC Machining of Medical Implants


Machining parts with complex geometries and fine surface finishes is common in the aerospace and automotive markets, but medical implant manufacturing takes it to a whole other level. A common saying in manufacturing for space applications is, “there is no repair shop in space.” The quality, precision and reliability of each part must be perfect […]


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What is a CNC Lathe and How Does it Work?


Computer numerical control (CNC) has been incorporated into a variety of new technologies and machinery. One such machine of this sort that is used for a wide array of production processes is known as a CNC lathe. Due to technological advancements, CNC lathes are quickly replacing some of the older and more traditionally used production […]


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