CNC Machine Resources: New HaasPlus.com, Manufacturing, and More

A new week is upon us, and hopefully you’re as busy as I have been!  As we all know the manufacturing environment has it’s share of ups and downs and at times it feels like it’s either feast or famine.  As we head into the dog days of summer here in the US I hope it’s nothing but feast for you all.

Today I have a few useful tidbits I scrapped together from the inter-webs that you all may find of interest.

All New HaasPlus.com: Haas CNC Machine Repair & Replacement Parts

Image via HaasPlus.com

Image via HaasPlus.com

As I wrote in an earlier post, all signs seem to be pointing to better days ahead when it comes to CNC machine manufacturing.  Many of us are already seeing upticks in our business, and that includes myself as well.  Due to my own shops production increases, and wanting to stay up on my equipment’s maintenance, I was on the hunt for some CNC replacement parts and upgrades.  As the name of this blog implies, I’m a Haas guy, so I pointed my cursor to HaasPlus.com to take a look around.  Imagine my surprise when I found a totally new and re-vamped site.  I’ll be keeping my eye on the new site and blog for further updates…

Color me impressed!  I was particularly shopping around for a ball bearings replacement kit and valve control and found the new site set-up smooth, well organized, and friendly.  Some great pricing here folks.  Whether you’re a lone ranger running a used CNC, a shop owner, or a DIY CNC enthusiast, I highly recommend checking them out!

Cerasis: Top 4 Manufacturing Issues in America – Part 1 & 2

If you’re like me you try your best to keep up with manufacturing news and trends.  As a member of the CNC Machining and Manufacturing community on G+ I often come across great community news and postings.  Cerasis recently posted a pair of articles highlighting the top 8 manufacturing issues in America.  Stay educated on the news and trends in your field and take some time to check them out; well worth the time.  You’ll notice that mention of additive manufacturing in that list…pay attention folks, it’s going to impact us all!

Cerasis: Part 1: Top 4 Manufacturing Issues in America

Cerasis: Part 2: Manufacturing Industry Trends in America: The Final Four of 8

The CNC Cookbook: Lights Out Manufacturing

Continuing with trends and manufacturing news: The CNC Cookbook continues to post great articles and resources for your g-code and CNC machine needs.  Bob Warfield has posted a great introduction to Lights Out Manufacturing.   Increase your performance and productivity gains!  Whether you run your own shop or manage a full-scale CNC machine production floor, you’ll want to read this and consider implementation!  We’re all looking for ways to increase productivity and income, and this may well be an approach for many of you out there!

Your Turn

Have a new resource you’d like to share?  Know of a great online shop like HaasPlus.com that has CNC machine repair and replacment parts at competitive prices?  How about a great article on CNC machine manufacturing?  We’re all on the lookout for great deals and valuable resources so let me know in the comments and I’ll be sure to share!

Welcome to Paul’s Haas CNC Machine Resources!

If you’re like me you try to stay on top of the latest CNC machine news, tips, and resources. Whether it be locating good information and prices on a used CNC machine, finding repair and replacement tutorials, or entertaining yourself with a CNC crash video, the web has a wealth of information and resources.

Though, if you’re like me you also want to keep things organized. I cannot tell you how much valuable time I’ve wasted trying to locate sites and information I found on the web at an earlier date.  I’ve begun putting together this site to organize the information I find valuable. I hope that it will be of a service to you as well.

What I hope for this site:

Resources for used CNC machines, CNC tools, and replacement parts

As you can tell from the title of this site, I like Haas.  They’re  high quality, affordable CNC machines and routers.  There is also a slew of great aftermarket websites for the buying and selling of used CNC machines.  I’m always on the lookout for great deals and have already begun adding some site links you may find helpful.  I’ll build on this list over time and perhaps you have a recommendation?  Don’t be shy, drop me a line and let me know what you recommend.

CNC Machine How-to’s and repairs and replacement tutorials

I’ve been in the industry for a while and even I forget some of the details from time to time.  A quick link to a how-to or a Haas CNC tutorial is a great refresher.

Maybe you have a new guy fresh off the chopping block and you’re introducing him to some machine maintenance?  Before he starts that ball bearing replacement you might feel more comfortable having him review some material.

I’ll be locating and linking to CNC tutorials and CNC how-to’s for just those purposes. I might even write a few myself.

DIY CNC Machine Community

We all have knowledge and resources to share. I hope we can bring together a wide range of experience and foster a well organized and reliable resource site we’ll all value and contribute to.  If you have a CNC forum you participate in then please let me know. If you find a great site or DIY CNC tutorial dedicated to CNC repair and replacement then shoot me the link.  Want to write your own DIY CNC how-to and feature it here?  Heck, by all means let me know the details!

Once again, welcome to Paul’s Haas CNC Machine Resources. What resources would you like to share today?