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Milling Machines: Why They’re Important, and What to Look for When Buying One

Milling machines are often among the first pieces of equipment in many shops. They are used to machine surfaces, mill pockets, drill and bore holes, and much more. This makes them a mainstay of any metalworking company or repair facility....

Bandsaws Are a Shop’s Best Friend

Every shop needs a good bandsaw. That’s just as true for the home hobbyist as it is a large manufacturing company. But what are bandsaws? How do they work, and most importantly, what should you look for when buying one?...

Leaving China: Why Manufacturers are Reshoring to North America

The Thomas Publishing Company conducted a survey in the spring of 2020. That was right about the time the pandemic began turning the world on its head. In it, fully 64% of the 878 manufacturing and industrial sector professionals said they “are...

Starting a Machine Shop? It’s Not as Hard as You Might Think

Most machinists with a few years under their belt have at least toyed with the idea of starting a machine shop. It’s a lot to think about. It’s also a bit scary. Where will you get the money? How about...

Down to the Wire: Think Wire EDM is Only for Tool and Die? Think again.

Cut thin to win. That’s what my uncle used to say. He was talking about the card game Cribbage, not wire EDM, yet the adage holds true either way. That’s because Wire EDM (WEDM) uses ultra-thin wire from 0.1 to...

The Largest Kent USA Machines Sold

We stock over 150 machines at our warehouse. However, some machines are so huge that they are delivered, then built straight at the customer's site. Here are some of the ones we sold in the past. 1. SGS-3012AHD Double Column...

Things You’ve Always Wanted To Know About Sinker EDM

A Few Of The Things You Always Wanted To Know About Sinker EDM But Were Afraid To Ask... Sinker EDM is an improbable machining process. It relies on high-voltage electrical current to remove material, so there’s no direct contact between...

RIZE 3D In Action at FIRST Robotics

Challenges FRC Team 1257 was challenged to play FIRST Power Up, which entailed building robots that placed boxes on scales in competitive events vs. other FRC teams. Solution FRC Team 1257 selected Rize One to safely print a functional pulley...

Top 3 In-Demand EDMs of 2021

We've had a surge of orders for EDMs since the beginning of 2021! Most of our customers love us for our other lines of conventional and CNC machines. Our relatively smaller (but growing) set of EDM fans also love us for our: Proven and trusted...

Knee Mills: Three Things to Look for in a New Machine (Along with Some Very Nice Options)

Knee mills have been around for nearly nine decades. In fact, the American Precision Museum has one from 1938 on display. And although the company that built that machine is no longer in business, others have taken its place. That’s because its...

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