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A Beginners Guide To G-Codes

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CNC computer screen showcasing detailed G-code programming in action.Introduction

In machining, precision and efficiency are paramount. And when it comes to CNC machines, understanding G-codes plays a pivotal role. This blog post seeks to provide an introduction to G-codes as well as some tips and things to watch out for, offering a taste to those interested and maybe act as a reminder to the more seasoned machinists. Read More

M-Code Cheat Sheet

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M-Code Cheat Sheet

M-Codes, or “miscellaneous codes,” are used to control various machine functions. The specific M-Codes available can vary greatly from one CNC machine to another and are often manufacturer-specific. Here’s a general list of some common M-Codes you might encounter on various machine types, but it’s essential to consult the specific manual for a given CNC machine to understand its unique set of M-Codes. Read More

G-Code Cheat Sheet

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G-Code Cheat Sheet

This list is by no means exhaustive, and there are variations and extensions of these codes depending on the machine’s brand, model, and controller. Always refer to the specific manual for the CNC machine you are working with before programming or operating. Read More

Maximizing CNC Lathe Machining Success: 12 Key Factors

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CNC lathe machining is a versatile and essential manufacturing process that is used to produce a wide range of components for various industries. From small, precision components to larger, more complex parts, CNC lathe machining offers the precision and accuracy required to produce high-quality results. With the advancement of CNC technology, lathe machining has become even more precise and efficient, allowing manufacturers to produce complex components with minimal manual intervention. However, with so many factors to consider when planning lathe machining operations, it’s essential to have a deep understanding of the critical parameters that will impact the final product quality. In this blog post, we will delve into the critical factors that manufacturers must consider ensuring successful lathe machining operations, including material selection, size, tolerance, surface finish, lead time, quantity, tool life, cutting speed, feed rate, coolant, cutting tools, workholding, setup time, cost, and quality. Read More