Informative Machinist Blogs
Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Though we know that our blog is your number one source for all things relating to machinists, we can’t cover every topic we would like to. As unfortunate as that is, there are other numerous machinist and machining blogs out there that we think our readers would enjoy. For this month’s blog post, we’re rounding up some of our favorite machinist and machining blogs that we think you’d like as well.
  1. Machinists Rule Like the tagline of this blog states, it is intended for professionals and hobbyists alike. Travers Tool Co., Inc. created the blog to give people more information about the trade, and has now since expanded into a blog that covers all facets of the machining industry, including metalworking and power tools. Some notable parts of this blog are their Top 10 Lists and the popular post list they have. The Top 10 Lists cover must-haves needed in each industry — not just for machinists! The popular post list Machinists Rule has allows readers to see which posts have the gotten the most traffic rather than readers searching through the whole blog to find what topics are relevant for them.
  2. Machinist Blog Another blog for both hobbyists and professionals, was created as a way for people to share knowledge about the industry and for others to learn about machining. Besides posts on How-Tos, Instructionals and Plans, this blog covers reviews of tools and equipment, along with categories covering each individual tool and engine, such as mini-lathes and stirling engines. Plus, popular posts and forum posts are listed along the side of the site, so viewers have easy access to which posts and forums interest them. Another aspect that makes this unique is that has a tab for upcoming events for machinists. And they aren’t just local events either; this blog lists events happening across the U.S. for machinists.
  3. Practical Machinist Not a blog per se, but rather an extensive forum, sets out to have questions asked and answered for different parts of the machining business. Boasting that they are the largest manufacturing technology forum on the web, that statement holds true. Have a question about CAD/CAM or abrasive machining? There’s a forum for that. Don’t see an answer to your question? Practical Machinist allows you to ask to a specific forum — after registering to their site, of course. Along with this, there are more niche forums and discussions pertaining to parts of the machining industry. Commerce discussions and specific machine forums are popular on this site. If you have a question about it, it is most likely on Practical Machinist.
  4. CNCCookbook blog CNCCookbook is a company that creates software for machinists. Specifically, their software was initially created to help aid machinists during CNC machining, and has since branched out to other areas of machining to help machinists be more organized and understand tools better. Having been in business since 2004, this company has seen a thing or two when it comes to new technology and CNC machining. With those 10 years of experience, CNCCookbook offers its readers a variety of topics ranging from beginner machinists to do-it-yourself CNC to advanced techniques. Keeping themselves updated with the era and technology makes CNCCookbook’s blog a great resource for machinists of all levels.

Do you browse a machining blog in your free time that we didn’t include on this list? Or do you enjoy our blog so much you don’t browse other sites? Let us know your thoughts in the comment sections below.


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