Stecker Machine Blog

22 CNC Machining KPIs You Should Really Care About

06/08/2023 | Brad Kurtzweil

A Step-By-Step Guide to the RFQ Process & Choosing the Right CNC Machine Shop

05/22/2023 | Brad Kurtzweil

CNC Engineering Manufacturability — 6 Services That Drive Part Quality & Performance

04/12/2023 | Jason Schuh

A Precision Part Starts and Ends With You — Cost-Effective, On-Time CNC Precision Machining Series: Part 2

03/29/2023 | Ken Jones

RFQ to Successful Project — Cost-Effective, On-Time CNC Precision Machining Series: Part 1

03/15/2023 | Ken Jones

AI CNC Machining: How are Robotics & Automation Shaping the Future of CNC Machine Shops?

03/01/2023 | Matt Oswald

The Importance of Metal Casting: How CNC Machining Tolerances Make Good Parts Great

02/16/2023 | Jason Schuh

5 Reasons DFM (Design for Manufacturability) Guides CNC Machining & the Casting Process

02/07/2023 | Jason Schuh

Quality Control For CNC Machining: What Is A QMS? Why Is It So Important?

01/31/2023 | Matt Oswald

Top 7 CNC Machining Trends That Will Drive Success In 2023

12/16/2022 | Brad Kurtzweil

Celebrating Custom CNC Machining: 3 Cool CNC Machined Parts Made By Stecker

11/30/2022 | Matt Oswald

When Do You Know It’s Time to Expand Your List of Qualified CNC Vendors?

11/09/2022 | Ken Jones

How Does a CNC Machine Shop Rise to the Top? Stecker Machine’s Experience at IMTS

11/01/2022 | Matt Oswald

The Importance — and Challenge — of Safely Shipping Finished CNC Machined Parts

10/20/2022 | Howard Drews

Working With CNC Manufacturing Robotics: A Threat or a Perfect Fit?

10/11/2022 | Scott Waak

How are CNC Machine Shops Adapting to Changes in the Labor Market?

09/22/2022 | Tom Sprang

Stecker Machine Company Honored as “2022 Top Shop” by Modern Machine Shop

09/12/2022 | Matt Oswald

2022 Stecker Youth Employment Spotlight

08/17/2022 | Matt Oswald

CNC Machining Supplier Selection: 6 Top Tips (Spoiler…“Focus on Quality” is #1)

08/15/2022 | Ken Jones

OEM Purchasing Managers Know: In CNC Parts Manufacturing, a Partner Relationship is Key

07/27/2022 | Scott Waak

In CNC Machining, You Get What You Pay For (which is exactly as it should be)

07/20/2022 | Ken Jones

CNC Machining Center — The Key to Production Efficiency Provides 5 Huge Advantages

06/22/2022 | Matt Oswald

What CNC Engineering Services Help Drive Manufacturing Success?

06/15/2022 | Greg Herr

How CNC Value Analysis and Value Engineering Makes Life Easier for Purchasing Managers

06/02/2022 | Ken Jones

Driving Quality Assurance in Parts Manufacturing: Insights from a Leading CNC Machine Shop

05/12/2022 | Brian Theisen

Manitowoc Area High School Students Launch Careers With Machinist Apprenticeships

04/20/2022 | Matt Oswald

Your High Schooler in a Machinist Apprenticeship? The Opportunities — and Benefits — are BIG

04/06/2022 | Matt Oswald

Getting Started with CNC Machining Services: Unlock the Power of Precision Machining

03/24/2022 | Ken Jones

CNC Machine Operators’ Career Checklist: From Entry-Level Success to Career Satisfaction

03/09/2022 | Tom Sprang

CNC Machinist: Perfect Career for High School Students and Recent Grads

02/25/2022 | Rob Schmitt

Worth 1,000 Words: CNC Machine Parts Photo Gallery Celebrates Precision Manufacturing

02/09/2022 | Scott Waak

CNC Machine Maintenance: Tips, Insights, and PM Checklists

12/09/2021 | Paul Endries

Awareness and Action: Promoting a Positive Work Environment

11/29/2021 | Matt Oswald

The Facts Behind Many CNC Machining Misconceptions

11/02/2021 | Ken Jones

How to Build Company Culture: Tips to Unite, Advance, and Succeed

10/28/2021 | Matt Oswald

What is a CNC Operator?

09/21/2021 | Rob Schmitt

8 Important Considerations When Selecting CNC Machine Cutting Tools

09/07/2021 | Dan Karbon

Tips for Using Industrial Robotics in a CNC Machine Shop

08/24/2021 | Matt Oswald

A Career in CNC Machining Might Be Perfect For You.

08/10/2021 | Zane Mueller

What is G-Code? What is M-Code? What Do They Mean in CNC Machining?

07/13/2021 | Dan Karbon and Tom Herr

The Importance of Managing Machine Shop Tools: Tips from a High-End CNC Machine Shop

06/08/2021 | Dan Karbon

What is CNC Programming? How are CNC Machines Programmed to Accurately Machine Complex Parts?

05/25/2021 | Dan Karbon and Tom Herr

What is a CNC Milling Machine? What Are Its Benefits for Customers and Machinists?

05/11/2021 | Rob Schmitt

Top 5 Benefits of Strong CNC Machine Shop Vendor Relationships

04/28/2021 | Ken Jones

5 Ways CNC Precision Machining Can Make or Break Quality and Performance

04/13/2021 | Scott Waak

How Inventory Management Impacts CNC Machining Success and Benefits Customers

03/16/2021 | Teresa Azzoli

7 “Must Have” People For Your CNC Machine Shop Team

03/03/2021 | Scott Waak

Top 3 Ways to Pressure Test Complex CNC Parts

02/25/2021 | Brett Schuette

CNC Machining in 2021: Marketplace, Technology, People, & COVID-19

02/09/2021 | Brad Kurtzweil

What Is the Most Powerful Tool in a CNC Machine Shop?

01/26/2021 | Matt Oswald

Maximize Cut Tools and Minimize Spend

12/15/2020 | Dave Rupp

How Are CNC Fixtures the Key to CNC Machine Operators’ Success?

11/30/2020 | Dave Orth

Why Machine Shop Family Ownership Matters

10/28/2020 | Matt Oswald

4 Takeaways from ISO/IATF Audit

09/14/2020 | Brian Theisen

How Does a Precision CNC Machine Shop Tackle New Work?

05/06/2020 | Jason Schuh

CNC Machine Training: Strategies, Schedules, and Success

04/21/2020 | Tom Sprang

How to Harness the Power of a Technical Sales Process

02/19/2020 | Scott Waak

2020 CNC Machining Industry Outlook: Customers, Market, Technology, & People

02/05/2020 | Brad Kurtzweil

5 Ways to Maximize Machine Shop Inventory

01/22/2020 | Matt Oswald

What Factors Impact CNC Machined Part Costs?

01/08/2020 | Brad Kurtzweil

5 Rules for Successful Manufacturing Design Changes

11/12/2019 | Jason Schuh

The 4 Most Important Tips to Advancing Your CNC Manufacturing Career Path

10/30/2019 | Tom Sprang

6 Questions to Find a Great CNC Machining Partner

10/16/2019 | Scott Waak

6 Ways a Part Can be Considered Complex

10/03/2019 | Jim Herr

Stecker Machine Company Expands Facility to Meet Customer Machining and Assembly Needs

07/26/2019 | Brad Kurtzweil

How to Choose the Right CNC Machine Tools for Complex Parts

07/02/2019 | Tom Sprang