The last Monday in May is unlike any other Monday of the year. In 2017, the last Monday in May falls on May 29th. Some of us know this as the unofficial start of summer. All of us know this as something more, Memorial Day. This May we sat down with two distinguished veterans of […]
If you’re looking to discover the pros, cons, and overall differences of utilizing a fiber laser versus a co2 laser cutter then this post should be of help. As both a manufacturer and seller of both types of laser systems we get plenty of questions that I thought I would address here. Having a basic […]
If you’re wanting to understand the differences between a DC and an RF excited CO2 laser tube – to help make a purchase decision – then this article is a good place to start. One of the first decisions when buying a CO2 laser for cutting and/or engraving is the option between a Direct Current or Radio […]
Even mild inefficiency can harm your fabrication workshop and many CNC workshops need to make a good self-examination to see where they need to improve. Many CNC shops create too much scrap and waste their materials. Outdated machines can slow down processing and rob you of time. These little things can add up to big […]
Consumers are becoming more creative and industrious thanks to 3D printing technology. The “Maker Movement” as it is being called, is allowing consumers to design and make their own products, tools, and artwork as 3D printers become more user friendly. For more details on how 3D printing is creating creators out of all of us, […]
To prepare new welders for the future, the Lincoln Electric Company announced plans to invest $30 million to create a Welding Technology Center in Euclid, Ohio. Lincoln hopes to open the center in 2017 and use it to train welding educators and industry leaders while creating new techniques and methods for welders to do their […]
It is important to have a good riveter in your workshop to quickly fasten sheets of metal together. When buying a riveter, try to invest in an air-powered riveter, which is more reliable and less costly than electric versions. For a full discussion on riveters with suggestions of top brands, click here:: Suggestions for a […]
Every workshop needs an air cleaner to keep workers safe and healthy. Read on for some tips and suggestions for shop-grade air cleaners.
Martin Raynsford transformed a video game controller into a laser-cutting tool! The optical camera built into Nintendo’s Wii Remote can detect four points of infrared light similar to that of a laser cutter. With a little bit of reworking, you can transform the controller into a working laser cutter. Get a full rundown on this […]
There are some great little tricks to help your CNC workshop projects run smoother. Read on for some quality suggestions and hacks to improve your shop.