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Moving from manual machining to CNC machining with manual G-code entry is an intimidating undertaking. Taking that a step further to introduce Computer Aided Drafting, or CAD, to model the product is even more so.

Just-in-Time (JIT) manufacturing has been a growing trend since the 1970’s when it was perfected by Toyota (originally called the Toyota Production System or TPS).

Outsourcing CNC Machining Whether you are considering adding a small machining operation to make your parts or outsourcing smaller or custom projects to another shop as your shop grows

The most common materials by far for CNC machining are steel and aluminum. There are a wide variety of alloys available in both metals to suit many applications.

One of the most common blanks, or raw materials, used in CNC machining is the rod. Rods work best for turning operations due to the typically symmetrical design of many common parts. For many turning operations,

Workholding refers to standardized or custom fixtures tasked with the important job of bracing the part during the CNC machining operation. A work holding piece may be called a fixture, bracket, jig, or clamp which also often defines the method used to hold the part.

There are a few terms and phrases very commonly used in reference to CNC Machining. The industry is well known for its precision and speed (like in our name). Terms like tolerance, accuracy, and precision can be

CNC Machining with robotics Advances in the intelligence of robotics have us thinking of futuristic Sci-Fi movies but robots have been used in CNC machining and manufacturing since the late 1960s.

Raw materials for CNC machining are chosen based on many factors. The machining process requires a level of accuracy and finish to fit a specific application or fit in a larger part. That can make selecting your raw material a difficult decision.