Monthly Archives: March 2016

Interested In a CNC Career?

If you are interested in a CNC career, it is recommended to do some research before taking steps to pursue this area. A CNC career involves a lengthy amount of essential practical experience, on-the-job training, technical aptitude, and background education. In an interview with Mike Lynch from CNC Concepts, a supplier of training materials for CNC career specialists, many points of interest for pursuing a CNC career are covered. Lynch first states how it is imperative to be good with your hands and to know how to use special tools. “While all of these [important] skills can be learned through technical school training, a person entering this field should like working with their hands.” Continue reading Interested In a CNC Career?

How to Become a Master Welder

Becoming a master welder is a challenging but rewarding endeavour. There are specific requirements to become a master welder. Becoming a master welder requires years of dedicated study with a certification program, as well as practice at a master welder program. Other requirements may include further certifications for welding, cutting, and brazing as well as welding inspection. There are also consistent success rates which must be met. A master welder must possess the ability to consistently create nearly flawless welds with a failure rate of less than 5% in Magna Flux testing, and below 10% in X-ray testing. Some employers will hire and train you on the job if you have no formal education or experience, but most employers are likely to favour candidates with both. Continue reading How to Become a Master Welder

Advice for Learning CNC Machining

CNC stands for Computer Numerical Control, which is how automated machine tools are operated. Examples of CNC machines include vertical millers, centre lathes, routers, and many other engineering tools. Modern CNC system designs are highly automated by using computer-aided design (CAD) programs, as well as computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) programs. Learning CNC machining is a unique and challenging endeavor, with many complex items to consider during training. Automated machining has gone through great advancements in recent years, with significant developments any engineer would find useful to be abreast of. Most numerical control is computer-controlled by now, so it can be essential to learn about CNC machining for a well-rounded engineering education. Continue reading Advice for Learning CNC Machining