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Happy Holidays + Most Popular CNC Articles for 2016

Dec 14, 2016   //   by Bob Warfield   //   Blog, Cool  //  No Comments
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Happy Holidays from CNCCookbook!

As we look toward the New Year, now is a good time to take a moment and reflect on all of the great things that happened in 2016. With that in mind, we here at CNCCookbook wish you Happy Holidays!

10 Most Popular Posts from 2016

8 Ways to Locate Part Zero on a CNC Machine

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Here’s 8 ways to perform a task every CNC has to do before they can machine a part.

 

What’s an Entry Level CNC Machine Capable Of?

Beginner CNC Projects

You wouldn’t believe what an inexpensive CNC machine almost anyone could afford can do.

 

CNCCookbook 2016 CAD Survey Results

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Wondering which CAD software is right for you?  Start by taking a look at which ones are the most popular and have the highest customer satisfaction.

 

37 Things CAM Won’t Do That G-Code Programming Can

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Mark Twain once had to tell people the rumors of his demise were greatly exaggerated.  So it is with g-code.  For all those who think g-code programming is a thing of the past and all you need is CAM, here are 37 very useful things you could do that CAM can’t.

How Can I Figure Out What Tool to Use On My CNC Mill or Router?

Every beginning CNC’er has to learn how to select the right cutting tool for the job.  This article can help!

7 Biggest Feeds and Speeds Mistakes CNC’ers Make

These are things I hear over and over again talking to CNC’ers.  There are some better ways and some better answers that can really improve your Feeds and Speeds practices if you’re open to them.  Fixing your Feeds and Speeds is one of the easiest productivity hacks you’ll ever make.

 

Truths and Lies About China Manufacturing

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Warning:  This is a rant about the politics, truths, and lies of Manufacturing Jobs and it’s a long one!

But, it’s interesting how many agree with it in retrospect.

 

Here’s a Quick Way to Engrave an Irregular Surface

Use this free CNC Utility to “warp” your g-code so it wraps around an irregular surface.

Here’s the Scoop on Which Machines
Hobby CNC’ers Have and What They’re Making

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Do more people have CNC Routers or Mills?  What are the most popular brands?  Learn all this and more from our survey results.

 

What’s Better than a Drill Bit Size Chart With Tapping Information?

Are you still using an old fashioned one-size-fits-all drill bit size chart to decide which drill to use when tapping?  You’d be surprised to learn there’s a MUCH better way that leads to fewer broken taps and a lot more.  Check out this article to learn more.

One Last Thing

Don’t let 2016 end without ever having tried any of our CNC Software–it’s the easiest and cheapest way to become a better CNC’er.  Really!

Listen, at this stage over 70,000 CNC’ers have used our G-Wizard software.  They come from thousands of the best manufacturers in the world.  But, we don’t just serve the professional market.  There are tens of thousands of hobbyists who use the software too on everything from little Shapeokos, Taigs, and Sherlines all the way up to full scale VMCs.

There are hundreds of great schools using our software to help their students learn CNC as well.

Come on, wouldn’t you at least like to check it out before the year ends?

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