How to Do Routine Maintenance on Your CNC Machine

Machine maintenance can make all the difference in the world inside your shop. Whether you’re talking about HVAC, hand tools, or machine tools, keeping your shop clean and maintained will not only make things last longer, but it will also help you become/stay efficient.

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5 Ways Your Shop Is Inefficient

This article originally appeared as an In The Loupe blogpost. In today’s ultra-competitive industry, every machine shop seeks even the slightest edge to gain an advantage on their competition and boost their bottom line. However, what many machinists don’t know is that improving their shop’s efficiency might be easier than they thought. The following five ways your shop is inefficient will provide a clear starting point of where to look for machinists desperate to earn a competitive edge.

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The Hidden Benefits of Squaring Your Vise

When you’re dealing with CNC, keeping things square is vital to the entire process. While you can get away with a crooked vise, it will eventually come back to bite you.

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Coolant and Cutting Tools: How to Choose the Right System for the Job

Selecting the right coolant for the job may seem straight forward, but there had to be a reason there are so many options, so I started digging around. Here’s what I learned:

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4 Things We Love About Brass

The world of metalworking and machining is broad, in part because there are so many varieties of metal to play with. One of the most forgiving metals to cut is brass, and here’s four reasons we love to work with it.

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The PCNC 440 Tool Changer Has Arrived

We've got a lot of exciting things happening at the #Tormach2016 Open House, happening tomorrow - there's still time to RSVP - but we're really excited to show off some of our latest accessories! We just installed the first PCNC 440 power drawbar and automatic tool changer, and they'll be up and running during the open house. Also just announced, we'll have the SmartCool running on several machines. The SmartCool talks with PathPilot, and allows you to point coolant precisely where it needs to be, to clear chips out efficiently. [youtube]H7iJ3l00QwQ[/youtube] Be sure to RSVP to #Tormach2016 and see all our new stuff live and in person.

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