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Here you'll find links to other websites, documents we've produced, and more. Think of this as a place to find answers to questions.

We looked all over the internet. Hopefully these resources will be of use to you.

One our first articles written is on the topic of backlash and lead accuracy. We also compiled a chart of ballscrew and acme manufacturers and provided specs, links to their websites, and more.

Another chart we're working on is a tooling checklist. It's a chart that will help you make your first tooling purchases whether it's for the lathe or mills.

And always useful is a list of vendors so you can find places to spend your money! :)

Where are all the machinists? Have you noticed that machine shops are disappearing?

And how about the younger generation who can use email, ipods, im (instant messaging / text messaging) blindfolded but don't know how to fabricate something? Here's an interesting article written by Jay Leno titled "Calling All Machinists".


Looking for mini-mill help and how-tos? How about lathe help and how-tos?

We're prototyping a benchtop CNC vertical mill using the DigiSpeed-XL interface card for Mach, Dart Controls and KB Electronics KBIC/KBMM 90VDC motor controllers, 1.5HP treadmill motor from Surplus Center and a R8-spindle head from the X2 mini-mill - not to mention Gecko servo drives and an entirely closed-loop system. Come take a look!

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Check out our newest developments like the CNC/DRO 8x12/8x14 lathe using Gecko drives, break-out board, NEMA 34 step motors, DRO and more!

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