Posts by Glenn
How Has CNC Machines Changed Manufacturing?
Computer controlled machining has been around a while. It started in the 1940’s and has rapidly advanced with the introduction of computers. Today computers are on a micro scale making them even more powerful than the first space craft we put on the moon. With the help of computer programmers and computer aided (CAD) design,…Read More
CNC Programming With Next-Generation Machines: Getting Started
CNC which stands for Computer Numerical Control is a method for automating three-dimensional cutting and milling. The best CNC routers will let you produce factory grade work in a small shop as you get started in your CNC career. Today it is easy to find CNC routers that offer precision and speed at prices that…Read More
CNC Machining Is Growing! Here’s why
The market for CNC machines is growing at a steady pace on a global scale. It is estimated that the cnc industry will reach 94 billion dollars by 2024. Innovations in this area are reducing installation and maintenance costs which will further this innovation and growth. According to a report published by Transparency Market Research, the…Read More
Building A Three-Axis Rotary CNC Machine
This year’s World Maker Fair in New York yielded a very creative DIY “Rotomill”, a simple three-axis CNC machine, with a rotary axis, that just about anyone can build. This is pretty cool. A three-axis rotary CNC built for the Mechanical Engineering senior design capstone course at Carnegie Mellon University by a team of engineering students.…Read More
6 Milling Problems and How To Avoid Them [infographic]
CNC Programming in the Digital age
It is an exciting time for advanced manufacturing, there are many evolving innovations, advancing manufacturing with a web of digital technologies. The amount of information and tools available to help manufacturing is amazing and at times overwhelming. Computer-aided design and manufacturing software (CAD/CAM software) have made it possible to innovate and produce new products with…Read More
CNC Lathe Setup Basics Explained By A VT CNC Programmer
I will discuss as a VT CNC Programmer the important basic steps in setting up work on a CNC slant bed turret lathe for a chucking operation with machined soft jaws. These basic steps make it possible to have a high degree of confidence the job being set up will run trouble free and consistent…Read More
How Will 3D Printing Affect VT CNC Programmers in Manufacturing?
The implications of new technologies such as 3D printing in industrial manufacturing are right now debated heavily. Some experts feel that 3D printing will be hugely disruptive, while many others feel that the technology, while it has gained ground, has many years to go for viability in manufacturing. So, how will 3D Printing affect VT…Read More
What Are the Benefits Of Five Axis CNC Machining?
Five Axis CNC Machining and the machines are amazing to work with, they are sophisticated CNC machines that can improve your bottom line. CNC programmers are working with 5 axis CNC machines more often now than a decade ago because of the realized benefits associated with the machines. 5-axis machines can be intimidating because they…Read More
When Purchasing A Machine Tool: Think Training
When you get ready to purchase a new Machine Tool for your enterprise, don’t forget the training. Machine tools are the workhorses of any company that manufactures in the metal working industry. The machines have been able to keep up with demand in the growing global economy. The increased productivity is from the evolution and…Read More