milling legoremovaltoolClick image to enlargeSometimes fun and games can be hard work, and sometimes hard work can be fun. 

In this video, the guys at NYC CNC decided to mill a Lego piece removal tool out of aluminum. While it sounded easy at first, they soon discovered this piece was anything but child's play. 

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Groove-turn: Choosing the right machining technique with Iscar

The most common techniques for machining pockets with groove-turn tools are plunging, groove-turn and ramp-down. So which one is better?

Extended work offsets

Have you ever been confused by extended work offsets and how should you use them in your program?

Parting-off techniques

CoroCut QD is a new generation of cutting tools from Sandvik Coromant for parting and grooving of larger diameter bars. The company says these new tools optimize cuts that require longer tool overhang.

Manufacturing Cars…in 1936

See how the Chevy assembly line in Flint, Michigan worked more than 80 years ago.

How to operate Scotchman’s portable Ironworker

How to operate Scotchman’s Porta Fab 45 ton portable Ironworker.

Doosan HMC paired with linear pallet system

Doosan’s Linear Pallet System is retrofittable with the company’s existing horizontal machining centres.

New plasma cutting tables

The TorchMate 4400 | 4800 CNC plasma cutting systems by Lincoln Electric are designed for the growing fabrication shop. Its design, components, and construction were all single source engineered to deliver exceptional repeatability and performance.

Additive manufacturing at BMW Group

 As additive manufacturing continues to grow, many major manufacturers, like BMW Group, continue to incorporate the technology into their product processes. This video demonstrates the use of metal additive manufacturing technology at a BMW Group facility.

Ten amazing machines

Here’s a look at some impressive technology, from a huge horizontal grinder to a massive machine that replaces rails, ties and gravel track beds at the same time.

Auto designer Chris Bangle's wild new EV design

Chris Bangle is well known among the auto industry for his innovative automotive designs. See his latest "wild-looking" vehicle.

CNC crash fails

It’s a bit easier to watch when it’s not happening to you. Watch these classic confrontations between metal and machine.

Seven real-life transforming vehicles

Here's a look at seven "transformers" that actually exist.

Machine tools for Industry 4.0

DMG MORI machine tools: 60 sensors analyze the processes within the machine tool and deliver detailed information on the current status of the machine and the production process.

This machine acts like a whole shop

The PUMA SMX2600ST 5 axis mill-turn centre acts like a high-end machine shop all on its own.

Performance in challenging operations

Is there anything more satisfying that watching ultra slow-motion footage of tools peeling away metal? We know...silly question.

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