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Here is the first installment of results from our 2019 CNCCookbook Cutting Fluid Survey.  Benchmark data like this survey can be extremely helpful.  It tells you the best practices of your peers and competitors so you can see how your own practices measure up. Type of Coolant Delivery Used There are a lot of different […]

The post CNCCookbook 2019 CNC Cutting Fluid Survey Results: Part 1 appeared first on CNCCookbook: Be A Better CNC'er.

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I’m introducing a new survey this year covering CNC Coolant.  Questions about which coolant to use are popular on all the CNC forums, so it’s time to do some serious market research so you can see which products your peers are using and how happy they are with them.  The quiz is pretty short, and […]

The post CNCCookbook 2019 CNC Coolant Survey appeared first on CNCCookbook: Be A Better CNC'er.

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For many machinists its hard to imagine life without flood coolant. For others, its a necessity because their machine may not be set up for flood, or there may be other factors at work.  For some of the world’s most successful manufacturers, it all comes down to costs, and they have been able to lower […]

The post Minimal Quantity Lubrication and Dry Machining [ Easy Guide ] appeared first on CNCCookbook: Be A Better CNC'er.

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I read every email that is sent to CNCCookbook.  I also survey folks who are on our mailing list about all sorts of things. One of the themes that comes through loud and clear is that beginners want a crash course in feeds and speeds that is super easy, super fast, and that teaches them […]

The post Crash Course in Feeds and Speeds for Beginners appeared first on CNCCookbook: Be A Better CNC'er.

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Erick Royer goes in-depth with Bob Warfield in a podcast on subjects ranging from how we got started to feeds and speeds, CNC Routers, and our G-Wizard Calculator. Fun stuff! Click through the image to get the podcast:

The post Bob Warfield interviewed on ThinkItMakeIt Podcast appeared first on CNCCookbook: Be A Better CNC'er.

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Boeing 787 Dreamliner has a huge amount of Composite Construction to save weight… What are Composites and Carbon Fiber (CFRP)? Composites, simply put, are multiple materials with different physical and chemical traits that work together to create a stronger, lighter, or sometimes more flexible product. Composite materials are combined, but never fully fused into one […]

The post Machining Carbon Fiber: Quick Guide [ Composites, Drilling, CNC Tools ] appeared first on CNCCookbook: Be A Better CNC'er.

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Have you ever tried a button cutter for milling? If so, you’ll know that these versatile tools can really do a good job for you.  They’re commonly used for pocketing, die/mold roughing, face milling, slotting, step milling, and even helical interpolation of holes. There’s a lot to recommend round inserts as they have a number […]

The post Button Cutter, Copy Mill, or Toroidal Cutter: Round Insert Milling Cutters appeared first on CNCCookbook: Be A Better CNC'er.

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At some point most hobby machinists get interested in possibly building a Tool and Cutter Grinder.  There’s something fascinating about building a machine tool from scratch, especially one with all those knobs and levers.  There’s good reason for professionals to have access to such devices as well, though they’re not all that common these days. […]

The post DIY Tool and Cutter Grinder Idea Notebook appeared first on CNCCookbook: Be A Better CNC'er.

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What is a Boring Head? Typical boring head… Pictured is a typical boring head for a milling machine.  It has no arbor or boring bars installed.  The boring bars are the actual cutters and go in one of the 3 holes pictured on the top and right side.  The silver part slides back and forth […]

The post Boring Head Operation [ 2019 Boring Process Complete Guide ] appeared first on CNCCookbook: Be A Better CNC'er.

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