Top 4 Online Machine Shop Resources
Our Top 4 Favorite Online Resources for Machine Shops
As the demand for skilled machinists continues to grow, it's more important than ever to have access to the right resources to help you stay ahead in the industry. Whether you're a seasoned professional or just starting out, there are a number of great tools and resources available to help you get the most out of your work. In this blog post, we'll take a look at some of StartProto's favorite machinist resources right now.
FSWizard is an app that has truly changed the game for machinists everywhere. This free machinist calculator makes it easy to calculate speeds and feeds, with no need to remember thousands of SFM and chipload combinations. All you need to do is choose your work, tool type, and tool material, and FSWizard will automatically use the recommended cutting speed and chipload for machining with a variety of indexed and solid endmills, drills, taps, and more. With over a dozen built-in tools, FSWizard is the most useful app for any CNC or manual machinist.Check out FSWizard here https://app.fswizard.com/
Titans of CNC Academy is a free learning site founded by Titan Gilroy, the owner of TITAN America MFG and star of the television series, TITANS of CNC. The academy provides 2D PDF drawings, 3D Fusion 360 models, and detailed video lectures to help you learn everything from basic design and modeling to advanced machining techniques. With structured projects and a comprehensive curriculum, Titans of CNC Academy is the world's largest free CAD/CAM and CNC machine training online. Check it out Titans of CNC Academy here https://academy.titansofcnc.com/
Reddit is a great platform for connecting with others in the machining and CNC industries, and two of the most popular channels are r/Machinist and r/CNC. r/Machinist is a community for machinists of all varieties, while r/CNC is dedicated specifically to all things related to CNC, including CAD, CAM, automation, and more. These Reddit channels provide a unique opportunity to learn from others' experiences in real-time and stay up-to-date on the latest industry news and trends. Read and connect with Reddit here https://www.reddit.com/r/Machinists/.
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