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CNC Programming in the Digital age

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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…

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CNC Lathe Setup Basics Explained By A VT CNC Programmer

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…

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How Will 3D Printing Affect VT CNC Programmers in Manufacturing?

VT CNC Programmers

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…

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What Are the Benefits Of Five Axis CNC Machining?

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…

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When Purchasing A Machine Tool: Think Training

Machine Tool

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…

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Getting a Career in Advanced Manufacturing

Advanced Manufacturing

Recently I have been asked many questions about what I do and about careers in Advanced Manufacturing.  It seems as if manufacturing has disappeared as a career possibility for a period and is now being reborn. However, manufacturing never went away. Instead, it has become more advanced with an added necessity to fill the pipeline…

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CNC Programming Blog Named “Top 50 CNC Blogs to Follow”

CNC Programming

AspectUs, LLC, a company specializing in CNC programming, 3d modeling and fixture design for CNC machines recently was awarded the badge of best blogs in CNC industry. They are listed in the top 50 blogs throughout the world to read and follow. The companies recent success in blogging is due to Glenn Junkins, owner/operator of…

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Types of Jobs a Contract CNC Programmer Would Get Hired For

Contract CNC Programmer

There are many types of CNC programming jobs a Contract CNC programmer could be hired to perform because there are so many facets to CNC programming. The different facets of CNC programming come from the large variety of Computer Numerical Machines, combined with the extensive variety of machine controls, languages, and machine tool processes available…

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5 situations when you should hire a contract CNC programmer

contract CNC programmer

  Temporary programming of workload due to capacity constraints. There are various reasons your capacity can become constrained, holding back the ability to get your jobs programmed. An employee may be on vacation, out sick, on medical leave or worse, left the company. There may be an uneven load of programming work that exceeds your…

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