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How to Use Techniques from High Reliability Organizations to Improve a CNC Shop

May 24, 2017   //   by Bob Warfield   //   Blog, Guest-Post, Manufacturing, Techniques  //  No Comments

Health care, airlines, and many other businesses are “High Reliability Organizations”…
Tom Baker is president of Steradian Laser Tag, an industry leader in designing and manufacturing professional laser tag equipment. Steradian uses a Tormach PCNC 1100 in-house to produce much of their equipment and G-Wizard for Feeds and Speeds.  We’ve profiled his business in the…

Total Beginners Guide to Feeds and Speeds, Part 2

Sep 7, 2016   //   by Bob Warfield   //   Beginner, Blog, FeedsSpeeds, Guest-Post, Software, Techniques  //  No Comments
Sweet Spots for Feeds and Speeds

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…

Guest Blogging Guidelines

Jul 1, 2016   //   by Bob Warfield   //   Blog, Business, Guest-Post  //  No Comments

CNCCookbook loves to get pitches for guest posts on this site.  While we’ll always have a lot to say ourselves (hey quit chuckling out there in the audience!), we realize we’re not the only ones with something to contribute. We have a large and engaged audience of machinists from all walks who are interested in…

We’d Love to Help Your Small Business to Grow

Feb 24, 2016   //   by Bob Warfield   //   Blog, Business, Guest-Post  //  4 Comments

We can help get the word out about your business!
As a serial entrepreneur, I love small businesses.  CNCCookbook is by far my favorite, and my plan is not to start any more businesses.  I have the luxury that CNC is now both my passion and my livelihood whereas all my other businesses have been…

What Is Industrial Design Anyway?

Nov 9, 2015   //   by Mitch Pricer   //   3D Printing, Blog, Guest-Post, Techniques  //  1 Comment

Please give a warm welcome to our newest guest contributor, Mitch Pricer.  Mitch is an industrial designer specializing in 3D design, concept work, 3D modeling/art, and 3D printing. With over 5,000 hours spent 3D printing, he knows a thing or two about it, as well as about Industrial Design.  I first became aware of Mitch…

Top Blog Posts and CNC Machining Articles for First Half of 2014

Jun 18, 2014   //   by Bob Warfield   //   3D Printing, Beginner, Blog, CNC Router, Cool, DIY CNC, Guest-Post, Techniques  //  No Comments

We’re close to the half way point on the year and as always, I like to pass along which blog posts and articles (articles being those pages outside the CNCCookbook blog proper) have been the most popular.  We have several thousand CNC articles on the site, and there are a lot of undiscovered treasures.  Hopefully…

World’s First Mac OS X CAM Software + CNC Software Suite

Nov 1, 2013   //   by Bob Warfield   //   Blog, Cool, Guest-Post, Software  //  8 Comments

I get tons of cards and letters from Mac users who love the fact that our G-Wizard software works on Mac OS X natively.  But they want more.  Yeah, sure you can run Parallels or do something similar to get Windows on the Mac and access your CNC software that way, but that’s not what…

3D Printing 101: Part 3: Electronics

Apr 16, 2013   //   by Michael Hackney   //   3D Printing, Blog, DIY CNC, Guest-Post  //  3 Comments

This week’s 3D Printing 101 post focuses on the electronics aspect of 3D printers. The electronics required for motion control will be familiar to CNC machinists (but even that has a few new twists) and some other areas are unique to 3D filament extrusion printing.
3D Printing 101: Part 1: 3D Printer Basics

3D Printing 101: Part 2: Mechanics

Apr 2, 2013   //   by Michael Hackney   //   3D Printing, Beginner, Blog, DIY CNC, Guest-Post  //  5 Comments

In this installment of 3D Printing 101 I am going to look at the mechanical aspect of a typical 3D printer. Before I jump in, I should say that there are many different additive manufacturing technologies (i.e. 3D printers) but this series will focus on plastic filament extrusion printers that are the most familiar…

3D Printing 101: Part 1: 3D Printer Basics

Mar 25, 2013   //   by Michael Hackney   //   3D Printing, Beginner, Blog, DIY CNC, Guest-Post, Techniques  //  4 Comments

Since the CNCCookbook Blog is frequented by CNC machinists, I thought it would be useful to provide an overview on 3D printing from the perspective of someone familiar with CNC machining. I have four parts planned, and in this first part I’ll present a little history, describe why I (and many others) believe 3D printing…

Introducing Michael Hackney: Our New 3D Printing Guru

Mar 19, 2013   //   by Bob Warfield   //   3D Printing, Blog, DIY CNC, Guest-Post  //  3 Comments
CNC Fly Fishing Reel

I’m very pleased to announce that Michael Hackney will be contributing to the CNCCookbook blog on a long-term basis every week with new articles about 3D printing.  I’ve known Michael for quite some time and enjoyed his work, so when I heard he was going big into 3D printing I didn’t waste a minute inviting…

The 15 Best Web Sites for CNC Job Search

Feb 4, 2013   //   by Bob Warfield   //   Blog, Business, Guest-Post  //  1 Comment

Times are tough, no doubt about it, and I wanted to do something to help others find work.  I get a lot of notes from folks who are using the G-Wizard Editor and our G-Code Tutorial to increase their CNC skills before setting out to find a new job, so that’s one way we try…

CNC Chuck Maintenance: A Kitagawa Guest Post

Nov 30, 2012   //   by Bob Warfield   //   Blog, Guest-Post, Techniques  //  1 Comment
cnc chuck greasing

We’re pleased to offer this guest posting from Kitagawa Europe on the importance of proper chuck maintenance for CNC lathes.
It is important to undertake regular maintenance on your CNC equipment to ensure maximum levels of performance and uptime.  Of all your equipment, it is your power chucks that require the most attention and the…

3D CAM Toolpath Fundamentals: Awesome Robert Grzesek Guest Post

Jul 9, 2012   //   by Bob Warfield   //   Beginner, Blog, Guest-Post, Software, Techniques  //  No Comments

Please join me in thanking Robert Grzesek, founder of GRZSoftware and author of MeshCAM for this guest post on the fundamentals of 3D toolpaths in CAM. Robert’s forte, aside from creating wonderful software like MeshCAM, is making very complex topics easy to understand. In fact, that’s one of the great strengths of his software too.…

Welcome to Gearotic Motion

Apr 10, 2012   //   by Bob Warfield   //   Blog, CNC Projects, CNC Router, Guest-Post, Software  //  7 Comments

This is a guest blog post by Art Fenerty, father of Mach3 and now the Gearotic Motion software.  I asked Art to tell us in his own words what was really great about Gearotic Motion and that’s what he’s done.  If it sounds interesting, please check out the various deals we’re offering on Gearotic Motion.…



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