Regular Cleaning for a Healthy CNC Machine

With the outbreak of COVID-19, cleanliness has become a major focus of public concern. Things that should have been the norm—wash your hands after flushing, don’t cough without covering your mouth—suddenly took on greater significance. These daily practices matter. We...

Today’s Prevention Equals Tomorrow’s Success

Murphy’s Law states that anything that can go wrong, will go wrong. If your CNC machine breaks down, it’s bound to happen at the most inconvenient time—when you’re working on your tightest deadline with your most important client. This is why preventative maintenance...

CNC Router Preventative Vs. Predictive Maintenance—Do You Need Both?

We all know that maintenance is essential to the upkeep of any piece of machinery. Most people, however, are not aware that there are two kinds of maintenance—preventative and predictive—and that both are necessary to keep a machine running at its top performance....

Predicting Crises Before They Happen

Predictive maintenance familiarizes you with every facet of your manufacturing process. Unlike preventative maintenance, it addresses parts of a machine that may not be visible or audible. You can learn a lot about what’s going on behind-the-scenes—not only with your machine but with your team of operators. It can tell you how quickly components are wearing down, which parts are being overworked, and which operators may need more training.

Eight Things to Consider Before You Buy a CNC Machine

A Computer Numerical Control (CNC) router is a big investment, and it’s important to find the right fit. A poor choice will cost you needless time, money, and materials—not to mention frustration. By contrast, the right CNC machine will expedite your goals and...

A DMS Router is Behind One Entrepreneur’s Shark Tank Business

Anthony Franco (founder of mcSquares), Ralph Pohl (DMS Rep), and Paul Whitlock (of Becker Pumps). Tune in to Shark Tank this Wednesday, May 13th, to see entrepreneur Anthony Franco pitch his business, mcSquares, to the Sharks. mcSquares’ mission is to build human...

Preventative Maintenance Inspection Recommendations

**Perform these checks monthly to ensure that your CNC machine remains in optimal working condition.** •    Inspect all machine electrical connections and air lines. •    Check that proper voltage is connected to the machine (leg to leg, and leg to...

Hybrid Manufacturing Benefits – 5-Axis Possibilities

From 3 to 5-Axis in 30 Seconds on The Hybrid 2 Cubed At DMS we are committed to advancing metal-additive manufacturing. So we continue to push the envelope with our Hybrid additive/subtractive process, this time by adding 5-axis capabilities to our turn-key Hybrid 2...

Hybrid Manufacturing Benefits – Component Reduction

Designing a manufactured part from the ground up for hybrid manufacturing achieves the greatest benefits. We applied this concept to a low volume 5 axis yoke that we produce. Casting is traditionally the preferred method for producing these types of parts, but the...

Hybrid Manufacturing Benefits – Existing Part Spotlight

The redesign work to produce the part featured involves taking an existing design and making modifications suited for additive and hybrid processes. From this analysis, it was necessary to reduce the maximum build angle from 45º to 35º and reduce the thickness so that...

The Rise In Hybrid Manufacturing

Additive manufacturing (AM), also known as 3D printing, is on its way to dominating the manufacturing industry. Many industries have been noticing and embracing this. Per Gartner, the total “3D printing market will expand at 98.5% compound annual growth rate through...
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