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Amazon is Right for Business

Amazon is Right for Business

We first highlighted Amazon as a viable option for purchasing tooling and supplies your shop uses everyday. At that time, most major brands had products listed, but the traditional Amazon checkout process lacked when it came to business buying. That changes with the introduction of Amazon Business. Now purchasing through the largest online reseller just [...]

Free CAD/CAM software – Fusion 360

Free CAD/CAM software – Fusion 360

We review a lot of great products but this one has us scratching our heads… in a GOOD way.  Fusion 360 is a fresh yet comprehensive approach to product development sure to give all CAD competitors a change of underwear. Users of Autodesk Inventor and HSM Works will find themselves in a familiar environment.  Solidworks [...]

Haas TRT100

Haas TRT100

The new TRT100 dual-axis rotary table from Haas Automation provides high-speed, accurate, 3+2 positioning and full 5-axis machining of small, complex parts. The unit’s compact size and light weight make the TRT100 the perfect dual-axis solution for small machining centers. Fast indexing speeds ensure short cycle times, and powerful brakes on both axes guarantee extreme [...]

Kaizen Foam – Fast, Easy and Beautiful Tool Storage

Kaizen Foam – Fast, Easy and Beautiful Tool Storage

Look at this uber organized setup cart. If you’re tired of tool drawers looking like a rats nest made of steel you’ll appreciate this shop tip.  Unfortunately, it kind of trumps our previous tip of using a lot of magnetic mounts.  However, we’re willing to admit that Kaizen Foam from Fastcap is the best choice [...]

Updated – SmartVac 2 Vacuum Pump

Updated – SmartVac 2 Vacuum Pump

Pierson Workholding recently updated SmartVac 2 series of vacuum pumps to a cleaner design. The newly redesigned Vacuum Control Unit (VCU) still boasts performance vacuum power of 28″ Hg with extremely efficient air consumption of only 0.8 SCFM. The unit creates this deep vacuum from compressed air entering at 85psi… yes, magical, we know, but [...]

New Haas DM-1 Priced for a Fast ROI

New Haas DM-1 Priced for a Fast ROI

Haas DM-1 Price is built for a quick ROI. Read on for more details.

HSMExpress – The Free CAM Solution

HSMExpress – The Free CAM Solution

HSMExpress is a free CAM software package that fully integrates into Solidworks.

Orange Vises: Strength meets Beauty

Orange Vises: Strength meets Beauty

Needless to say, we love to highlight new and innovative products.  The line of vises from Orange Vise Company fits our definition of a great product.  Let’s face it, vises have been around for a long time and the technology is a bit simplistic, but Orange Vise takes function and design to a new level.  [...]

Handheld Inkjet Printer Marks its Territory with Ease

Handheld Inkjet Printer Marks its Territory with Ease

Ok, now this is a game-changer for industrial labeling. These small but powerful Portable Inkjet Markers gives users a convenient solution to mark almost any material quickly, even on curved surfaces. True Type fonts, as well as logos and symbols are all possible with this wireless handheld printer. The MB-EBS250 below is battery operated and [...]

California Manufacturers: 3.3125% Sales Tax with this program

California Manufacturers: 3.3125% Sales Tax with this program

A new law beginning on July 1, 2014 allows California based manufacturers to obtain a “partial exemption of sales and use tax” certificate for certain manufacturing equipment purchases.  The certificate is much like the current resale certificates that most manufacturers have. To be eligible under this law, you must meet all three of these conditions: [...]


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