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Spindle vs Router

Go to the video –¬†click here Hobby CNC machines typically use either a spindle or a router. While these two devices appear similar, they each have distinctly different characteristics. A router is commodity hardware, and may be found in any hardware store such as Lowes or Home Depot as well as online stores such as […]

10 Tips for Growing Your CNC Machining Business

Starting a new business can be a challenging endeavor, especially if the entrepreneur is entering a crowded market with large, well-established competitors already in place. Small CNC machine¬†shops face hurdles similar to those of other small businesses, and, like their non-industrial counterparts, have the same potential for securing contracts and growing within the industry despite […]

Bipolar vs Unipolar stepper motors

There is a lot of discussion on whether to use bipolar or unipolar stepper motors for your CNC project. Each type of motor has different characteristics, but when all is said and done, the best choice is usually bipolar stepper motors. This article is a short explanation why bipolar stepper motors are usually the better […]

Choosing the Right Stepper Motor

Choosing an appropriate stepper motor for your CNC project is important. If you choose a motor that is too small, you may experience very slow maximum speeds and torques, and even missed pulses. On the other hand, if you choose a motor which is too big, it may require a powerful and expensive power supply […]

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