Tag: mill

How to hold material in the xsTECH

What’s the best way to hold _____________ in my xsTECH router? From strap clamps to double sided tape, we have it all! Learn how to hold everything including circuit boards, flat stock, and blocks in this video. Can you believe that you can use strap clamps, sticky tape, and all kinds...

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SME: Basic Manufacturing Processes

SME (the Society of Manufacturing Engineers) has a great playlist of Youtube videos that outlines many basic manufacturing processes, and they are all right here for you. Most of the videos are from two to five minutes in length, and get the main points of those processes across to students in an...

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How many teeth or flutes for my CNC tools?

QUESTION: Does it matter how many teeth or flutes my end mills have? ANSWER: Actually it does. A good rule of thumb for the beginner: the harder the material, the more teeth!  What’s the difference between teeth and flutes? Teeth do the cutting, flutes bring the cut material away from the part....

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The Basics: Tooling For CNC Machines

There is so much to learn about tooling when it comes to CNC machines, that it can really be overwhelming. Here we present just the basics as it pertains to a “rookies” classroom. There are complete courses on these topics, but this should get you started First of all, We have put...

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