Category Archives: automation

Markforged X5

If you’re in need of a 3D printer with the capability of making strong, load-bearing components, than the X5 from Markforged is for you.  With this tool in your shop you’ll be printing parts faster and cheaper than you could … Continue reading

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Sodick K6HL Small Hole EDM

Looking for something to increase your capabilities in 2019?  Consider the small hole EDM from Sodick.  The K6HL machine was specifically designed for the aerospace industry with the ability to make quick work of jobs requiring shaped diffuser holes.  Because … Continue reading

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Direct Drive Pump Benefits for Abrasive Waterjet

In the world of abrasive waterjets there are basically 2 options when it comes to pumps – the hydraulic intensifier and the direct drive crankshaft style.  For many customers figuring out which is a better choice for their needs can … Continue reading

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Markforged Printers Revolutionize Operations at Humanetics

Humanetics, a crash test dummy manufacturer, is currently using Markforged machines to print their molds for thermoset plastics.  These molds need to withstand clamping forces and temperatures of up to 220° F for extended periods of time. Previously these molds … Continue reading

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Hurco Control Leads Shops to More Profits

Since Gerald Roch, co-founder of Hurco, invented their conversational programming back in 1974, Hurco has set the standard for easy-to-use part programming software and they’re continuing to lead the way with advances in their 5 axis programming capabilities. The directive … Continue reading

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The History of CNC Machines

CNC machining or Computer Numerical Control originally came from NC or just Numerical Control. NC machines didn’t necessarily use computers, they could be controlled by other factors. CNC machines control tools through a computer program. When these machines first came … Continue reading

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New Inventory at Brooks Associates

Fall is a season full of change. Leafs on the trees will slowly change to bright orange and red, the weather will quickly change from crisp air to freezing cold air. Nature isn’t the only thing changing, the inventory at … Continue reading

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