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A Custom-Built CNC for Your Exact Needs

A Custom-Built CNC for Your Exact Needs

We’ve all experienced the frustration of making a purchase, only to realize that you needed something completely different. It could be a small hassle, like bringing home the wrong ingredient for a meal. Or it could be a much bigger headache: buying an expensive tool...

5 Rookie Mistakes for the CNC Operator to Avoid

5 Rookie Mistakes for the CNC Operator to Avoid

On every CNC shop floor you’re likely to run into the same rookie mistakes. The learning curve for operating a CNC machine skillfully is steep, and beginners can benefit from some good pointers at the outset. Knowing what to do—and, more importantly,...

3? 4? 5? How Many Axes Does My CNC Machine Need?

3? 4? 5? How Many Axes Does My CNC Machine Need?

If you are new to CNC machining, you’ve probably noticed all the new vocabulary that comes with the trade. Experienced operators tend to throw around terms like “high-rail moving gantry” or “tangential oscillating knife” like they are common lingo. So when you...

The Many Uses of a Tangential Oscillating Knife

The Many Uses of a Tangential Oscillating Knife

If you frequently work with rubber, foam, or other soft materials you may have heard of a Tangential Oscillating Knife. But what exactly is this technology and how can it be utilized in your particular industry? We at Diversified Machine Systems (DMS) have several...

Three Questions before Your CNC Upgrade

Three Questions before Your CNC Upgrade

So, after a lot of thought you’re finally ready to pull the trigger on a bigger, better CNC machine. You’ve been using your tabletop router for some time, but it’s just not cutting it anymore (pun intended). You need a more productive, capable, reliable machine....

Scaling Up Your CNC Side Hustle

Scaling Up Your CNC Side Hustle

Q: What do Microsoft and The Ramones have in common? A: They both started in a garage. There’s something special about a side hustle, a labor of love that starts small and grows into something you can share with friends far and wide. If you’re a maker, you know what...

A CNC Solution to the Skills Gap

A CNC Solution to the Skills Gap

We’ve all noticed the problem. You’ve probably felt it in your work, and we hear the same thing nearly every day as an OEM manufacturer of CNC routers. We could interview manufacturers across the nation and hear the same report: the manufacturing skills gap is...

Fagor 8055 CNC Control Upgrades

Fagor 8055 CNC Control Upgrades

Fagor Automation, strategic partner of DMS, announces technology upgrades to the Fagor 8055 control system Fagor Automation, an international strategic partner of Diversified Machine Systems, announces new upgrades to the Fagor 8055 control system. DMS customers who...

Five Key Differences Between 3D Printing and CNC Machining

Five Key Differences Between 3D Printing and CNC Machining

3D-printing is making the news. Whether it be 3D-printed firearms or the story of a breathing impaired 3-month-old child who was saved by a biodegradable splint made in under 24 hours, 3D printing has become a hot topic. One of the biggest reasons for the publicity...

G-Code Programming Help from the CNC Keyboard

G-Code Programming Help from the CNC Keyboard

Need help G-code programming at the CNC keyboard? Just hit the HELP key. If you’re programming G-code on the manufacturing floor at the CNC keyboard, hit the HELP key on your Fagor CNC Control. This feature has been designed to be your personal on-board programming...

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