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Your CNC machine needs some stretching and warmup before running hard just like any athlete…
Do you run a warm up program on your CNC machine at the beginning of your work day?
Why you need a Warm Up Program
If not, you should. Here’s why:
It’ll help distribute way oil evenly and make sure…
Here at CNCCookbook we learn a lot from our surveys. We have a large and vibrant audience of CNC’ers (that’s you, folks!)–over 3 million visitors a year. Our typical surveys bring in a few hundred responses, which is enough to be statistically significant. And, they’re from all walks of life from beginning hobbyists on through…
I just uploaded the chapter covering the Cylindricity Symbol in our Free GD&T (Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing) Course.
Cylindricity defines how far the shape may differ from an ideal cylinder, so it is a very useful tolerance that’s common to use.
“What’s this Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing?”, you ask. The short answer is that it…
What are the 11 Most Interesting Pages on CNCCookbook, and how would I know?
There are a LOT of articles here on CNCCookbook. We get 3 million visitors a year checking out roughly 2000 different articles. To be interesting, we figured a page should draw the reader on as well as keeping their interest. So,…
Hope you caught my original post about Wazer, the Personal Desktop Waterjet. This afternoon I had a chance to catch up with Nisan Lerea, once of Wazer’s cofounders. He was attending Techcrunch’s Disrupt conference, so we talked via Skype.
What’s the Wazer story? Nothing like the 2 minute pitch from the Founders about how the…
We’ve reached a point where a number of industrial CNC technologies are available for the Home Shop and small businesses. What once was strictly limited to big companies engaged in putting Men on the Moon is becoming ubiquitous–exciting times indeed!
And along comes Wazer, which seeks to add Waterjet cutting the arsenal of cool digital…
One of the best ways to learn how to make your business more successful is to study the practices of other businesses, especially successful businesses. Being aware of what other businesses do and comparing your business to them goes under a lot of names, but two you’ll hear often are Benchmarking and Best Practices.
Part 2 of my super simple course on Feeds and Speeds for Beginners is up over on the Carbide3D Blog. Yes, that’s right, I guest posted over on their blog.
In Part 1 (also guest posted at Carbide3D), I went over the “Speeds” part of Feeds and Speeds. That is, I talked about how to…
You’ve got a vision for a part you want to make…
You’ve got a vision for a part you want to make. You’ve been lusting after your own CNC Machine for a long time. You just want to put the two together, but try as you might, there’s no map to guide you. No article…
Here’s Zach with the new X-Carve CNC Router…
I just did an interview with Zach Kaplan, CEO of Inventables, to learn more about their newly upgraded X-Carve CNC Router. In addition to getting the juicy details about the machine, Zach and I also had a chance to catch up on some other great topics.
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Here are just a few of the deals you’ll find:
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I just uploaded a chapter covering the Circularity Symbol in our Free GD&T (Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing) Course.
Circularity, as you would expect, is commonly used for circular parts such as cylinders, cones, and spheres. It’s important when the parts must move smoothly and with a minimum of wear, so for example, one might want…
Since we’re running a Back to School sale (ends next week!), I wanted to talk a bit about how CNCCookbook helps Schools and Educators.
For the curious, we’ve put together a list of the well over 350 Schools have used CNCCookbook’s software. You’ll see that our list includes many of the biggest names in education.…
Here’s the second installment of our 2016 CNC Control Survey Results. In this article, I want to explore Customer Satisfaction. Respondents were asked to report their Customer Satisfaction towards their control with the following respones:
It Rocks! (Scored as 1.0)
Works Fine (Scored as 0.0)
Not Very Happy (Scored as -1)
A perfect score would…
Your g-code program has ended and all looks well with the part. What’s your next move?
For most, the next move is to pull the part out of the machine and chuck up another blank to start machining the next part. But, depending on how well debugged your manufacturing process is, and it isn’t very…