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Machinist Tips and Tricks

This category contains a variety of machining and machinist tips and tricks derive from our 25+ years of real world chipmaking.

Fanuc Macro Programming Training Series [ Part 1 – Fanuc Macro Programming Basics ]

R U Sitting Down ?? OK then Buckle up !!! We are about to begin a long … somewhat complex … but very beneficial series teaching the how’s … why’s … and details of the Fanuc Macro B Programming Language. If you do CNC programming and are utilizing a Fanuc Control … your review and …

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CNC Machine Maintenance – Don’t Just Fill Your Oils [Using a Strategy That Includes Proactive CNC Maintenance]

… Track Them ? Why?I’m glad you asked !! Did you know that filling your way lube tank can tell you a story about your machine’s performance. It can, if you use the information to your advantage. How? The best way is to make an oil fill reminder form and post it on the machine. …

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The Definitive Thinking Man’s Guide to 5 Axis Programming [Conversational 5 Axis Programming is HERE]

5 axis CNC machining is quickly becoming all the rage as it’s benefits become more and more apparent. The real problem though is everyone thinks that 5 axis programming is only meant for complex, multi-axis workpieces. But that is very far from the actual truth. Well let’s back up and start with some facts. There …

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Shop Floor Programming … Why It’s Different and Why It Matters

If you have ever worked and lived on the shop floor … as we did for over 30+ years … you know there is a difference between programming in a job shop type environment  … what we call every day programming / shop floor programming … and complex “die and mold” programming which is the true …

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STOP the MADNESS …

 

CAD/CAM OVERKILL !!

CAD/CAM is ONLY ONE option for CNC programming.

 

WINNING UNPROFITABLE WORK !!

Stop Guesstimating and Start Estimating.

 

STOP CNC INCOMPATIBILITY !!

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