CNC control software is the last thing standing between you and your machined part. Explore this

CNC control software is the last thing standing between you and your machined part. Explore this brief guide to the best CNC router software available right now. If you want your CNC router to run on your computer, there are three parts to your toolchain: computer-aided design software (CAD), computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) software, and a machine controller package. The part in question will be drawn or designed in CAD software (like AutoCAD), the CAM program will then convert the CAD drawing into G-code, and finally, the G-code will determine the actual movements of the router as it makes the part. If you happen to be using a commercial CNC machine, the controller will be built into the machine, and you only have to directly transfer the G-code. In the meantime, such is not always the case with hobby CNC machines, which have an external controller. This external controller could be, for example, a personal computer connected to the CNC router. In this article, we focus on this standalone CNC control software, which is used to create tool paths for CNC machines – determining its movement – by sending real-time commands. Typically, the CNC control tool runs on an off-the-shel...

Hazardous chemicals discovered in flavored e-cigarette vapor

Building on more than 30 years of air quality research in some of the most polluted urban environments on Earth, a team of atmospheric scientists at the Desert Research Institute (DRI) have turned their attention toward the growing e-cigarette industry and the unidentified effects of vaping on human health. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘div-gpt-ad-1449240174198-2′); }); New research published this week in Environmental Science & Technology, a journal of the American Chemical Society, reports that the aerosols (commonly called vapors) produced by flavored e-cigarettes liquids contain dangerous levels of hazardous chemicals known to cause cancer in humans. The study “Flavoring compounds dominate toxic aldehyde production during e-cigarette vaping” confirms that these toxic aldehydes, such as formaldehyde, are formed not by evaporation, but rather during the chemical breakdown of the flavored e-liquid during the rapid heating process (pyrolysis) that occurs inside e-cigarettes or electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS). “How these flavoring compounds in e-cigarette liquids affect the chemical composition and toxicity of the...

Firan Technology Group Corp. (TSE:FTG) dropped 0.3% during trading on Friday . The stock traded as

Firan Technology Group Corp. (TSE:FTG) dropped 0.3% during trading on Friday . The stock traded as low as C$3.55 and last traded at C$3.58, approximately 6,250 shares traded hands during mid-day trading. A decline of 66% from the average daily volume of 18,618 shares. The stock had previously closed at C$3.59. The company’s 50 day moving average price is C$3.53 and its 200 day moving average price is C$3.45. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 12.84, a current ratio of 2.71 and a quick ratio of 1.37. The firm has a market cap of $79.51 million and a PE ratio of 13.21. Firan Technology Group Corporation manufactures and sells printed circuit boards and precision illuminated display systems. It operates in two segments, FTG Aerospace and FTG Circuits. It offers mil-spec and technology printed circuit boards, such as specialty substrates, flexible circuits, rigid flex circuits, surface finishes, solder mask, and other products for various market applications, including avionics, military, telecom, medical, advanced test and measurement, contract manufacturers, and power. Receive News & Ratings for Firan Technology Group Daily – Enter your email address below to rece...

Frank Gehry Honored at SCI-Arc, Lawson-Fenning Opens a Warehouse to the Trade, and More News in Los Angeles

Lawson-Fenning’s new appointment-only warehouse is located just around the corner from the brand’s flagship. Los Angeles is brimming with design delights and happenings. For all the goings-on around town and news you need to know, AD PRO’s weekly news roundup is here to keep you filled in. Hernan Diaz Alonso, director and CEO of the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) awarded Frank Gehry with an honorary Master of Architecture degree during the school’s 2019 culmination ceremony last month. The Pritzker Prize winner’s long-standing involvement with the school has included teaching, sitting on the board of trustees, and a 2012 donation to create the Gehry Prize. Just around the corner from its distinctive Melrose flagship, designer favorite Lawson-Fenning has opened a new warehouse in a 5,000-square-foot bow and truss building at 633 North La Brea Avenue. The space is appointment-only for the trade, and it showcases a comprehensive selection of the company’s locally fabricated furniture and accessories. Working with his partners Mike Simkin and Ann Hsing, Michelin-star chef Dave Beran of Dialogue restaurant tapped Chicago-based firm Rugo/Raff...

Hitachi Power Tools recently announced their new line of pneumatic framing nailers. The improved Hitachi A5

Hitachi Power Tools recently announced their new line of pneumatic framing nailers. The improved Hitachi A5 Series Framing Nailer models come in a variety of options, which include a 21° Plastic Strip Nailer, a 21° Plastic Strip Nailer without Depth Adjustment, a 30° Paper Strip Nailer and a 16° Coil Nailer. Hitachi modeled the new A5 series after the original NR83 pneumatic nailers. The A5 models share the same internal parts as the original NR83A, except with an improved trigger design. Just like the original line, all of the new A5 models feature Hitachi’s cylinder valve driving system for faster action. Air to fire the nailer stores up next to the “drop sleeve” cylinder, which provides a faster release and more driving force at lower air pressure. With only 3 major moving parts in the firing cycle, firing off an A5 model becomes a much simpler operation than most other pneumatic tools. Because the cylinder valve driving system is self-cleaning, as well as being resistant to dust and grease build-up, the tool requires minimal maintenance. SUPPORT OUR ADVERTISERSgoogletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘div-gpt-ad-1389975325257-0′); }); The improvement in ...

I Studied Buttons for 7 Years and Learned These 5 Lessons Why People Push Them

All day every day, throughout the United States, people push buttons—on coffee makers, TV remote controls and even social media posts they “like.” For more than seven years, I’ve been trying to understand why, looking into where buttons came from, why people love them—and why people loathe them. As I researched my recent book, Power Button: A History of Pleasure, Panic, and the Politics of Pushing, about the origins of American push-button society, five main themes stood out, influencing how I understand buttons and button-pushing culture. In the late 19th century, the Eastman Kodak Company began selling button-pushing as a way to make taking photographs easy. The company’s slogan, “You press the button, we do the rest,” suggested it wouldn’t be hard to use newfangled technological devices. This advertising campaign paved the way for the public to engage in amateur photography—a hobby best known today for selfies. Yet in many contexts, both past and present, buttons are anything but easy. Have you ever stood in an elevator pushing the close-door button over and over, hoping and wondering if the door will ever shut? The same quandary presents itself at every crosswalk button. Pro...

It’s high time we put the most enduring myths about human behavior to bed, and see

It’s high time we put the most enduring myths about human behavior to bed, and see the mind—and the world—as it is. It’s high time we put the most enduring myths about human behavior to bed, and see the mind—and the world—as it is. You might not know it by name, but the tiny amino acid glycine is hard at work in your body right now, maintaining strength and support in your muscles and bones, helping keep your metabolism functioning right, supporting a healthy brain, and contributing to a good night’s sleep.  For all its power to support the body’s health and natural capacity for healing, glycine has gotten strangely little attention as a natural remedy. Let’s take a look at some of what we know today about glycine—how it works in the body, and what additional glycine might do to affect your health and sleep.  Glycine (also known as 2-Aminoacetic Acid) is an amino acid and a neurotransmitter. The body produces glycine on its own, synthesized from other natural biochemicals, most often serine, but also choline and threonine. We also consume glycine through food. This amino acid is found in high-protein foods including meat, fish, eggs, dairy and legumes. A daily diet typically inc...

Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. (LECO) Sets 52-Week High; Strong Momentum for Holders

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.99 in 2019 Q2. Its down 0.27, from 1.26 in 2019Q1. It worsened, as 23 investors sold Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. shares while 102 reduced holdings. 39 funds opened positions while 85 raised stakes. 46.30 million shares or 4.20% more from 44.43 million shares in 2019Q1 were reported. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Mgmt Company holds 0% or 236 shares. M&T State Bank has invested 0.01% in Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:LECO). California-based Charles Schwab Invest Mgmt Incorporated has invested 0.02% in Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:LECO). Envestnet Asset Mngmt Inc accumulated 41,314 shares. 48,506 are held by Natixis Limited Partnership. Fmr Limited Liability Com reported 0% in Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:LECO). Cubist Systematic Strategies Ltd Liability, a Connecticut-based fund reported 8,059 shares. State Of Tennessee Treasury Department has 57,192 shares. Credit Suisse Ag has 98,909 shares. Texas Permanent School Fund owns 42,621 shares or 0.05% of their US portfolio. Penobscot owns 3,000 shares or 0.05% of their US portfolio. Los Angeles Cap Mngmt And Equity Rech holds 354,422 shares or 0.16% of its portfol...

Tire Cord market worldwide is projected to grow by US$1.9 Billion, driven by a compounded growth

Tire Cord market worldwide is projected to grow by US$1.9 Billion, driven by a compounded growth of 4.9%. Steel Tire Cord & Tire Fabrics, one of the segments analyzed and sized in this study, displays the potential to grow at over 4.7%. The shifting dynamics supporting this growth makes it critical for businesses in this space to keep abreast of the changing pulse of the market. Poised to reach over US$3.7 Billion by the year 2025, Steel Tire Cord & Tire Fabrics will bring in healthy gains adding significant momentum to global growth. New York, Oct. 08, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Reportlinker.com announces the release of the report “Global Tire Cord Industry” – https://www.reportlinker.com/p05010587/?utm_source=GNW – Representing the developed world, the United States will maintain a 4.5% growth momentum. Within Europe, which continues to remain an important element in the world economy, Germany will add over US$75.6 Million to the region’s size and clout in the next 5 to 6 years. Over US$134.1 Million worth of projected demand in the region will come from Rest of Europe markets. In Japan, Steel Tire Cord & Tire Fabrics will reach a market ...

23 luminous lights and sights from BLINK Cincinnati festival

BLINK returned for its second year, stretching from Findlay Market in Cincinnati to the banks of Northern Kentucky. Spanning more than 30 city blocks across two cities with more than 100 installations, the festival is the largest light, art and culture event of its kind in the nation. BLINK is 100 percent free to the public. It’s designed around Cincinnati’s streetcar route, and meant to be experienced on foot — it’s not a drive-thru event. The outdoor art phenomenon includes large-scale projection mappings, murals and interactive light sculptures and art. The city will literally be glowing — from luminous facades to twinkling alleyways. “Cincy Illuminations artist Scott Budd has always liked playing around with video projection. Considering himself an autodidact, Budd has had no formal training in any field, yet I’m self-taught in video/audio editing, photography, graphic arts, 3D modeling, animation, video mapping,video projection installation, and on-site setup/alignment for multiple events.” “The Portal will act as a conjured gateway into a surreal multiverse where the elemental forces of sound, light, space and time are combi...

Lainey loves to say I’m “tampon poor”. But in my defence, it’s not that I don’t

Lainey loves to say I’m “tampon poor”. But in my defence, it’s not that I don’t have them ….it’s just that I don’t always have them when I need them. Fine. F-ck. I’m tampon poor. Look, it’s no way to live. But all this is about to change because I finally heard about this super rad company, Blume. The company was started by two young sisters from British Columbia with the mission to provide all girls and women ethically made period products that can be specially ordered a la carte style and delivered to your front door with free shipping.  What I love is that all the pads and tampons are biodegradable, including the wrappers and bio-plastic applicator. Their tamps are 100% chemical free and on top of that they don’t use harmful bleaches or dyes in their products. Their products are also BPA free, FDA approved, and made of 100% certified organic cotton and woven for maximum absorbency.  0.8t 1.8t 2.5t Mini Excavator That’s real damn good to know when you figure that the typical woman will have a tampon inside her approximately 80,000 hours during her lifetime. That’s one hella mind f-ck, if you ask me.  Blume has also broadened their product line to other equally awesome, ...

MakerspaceCT Offers Machine Shop MFG Day Tours on October 4

Every year on the first Friday in October, facilities across the U.S. open their doors to showcase modern manufacturing and inspire the next generation of manufacturers. This year, there’s something new to view in downtown Hartford. MakerspaceCT is inviting students and the community to tour the many on-site manufacturing shops on Friday, October 4 to get a glimpse of the facility, and learn about available classes and training, as well as Connecticut employment opportunities linked to the vast array tools and training available and now in operation. MakerspaceCT, which opened this spring, is the largest makerspace in Connecticut and is located in Hartford in the historic G. Fox building at 960 Main Street. It is the second-largest space of its kind in New England. The mission of MakerspaceCT is to positively impact lives by enabling access, innovation, and education. “We empower prospective inventors, manufacturers, entrepreneurs, hobbyists and students across the region with access to tools, technology, resources and learning opportunities,” said Executive Director Devra Sisitsky. “We look forward to welcoming people on Manufacturing Day who’d lik...

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