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J. Quentin Murray

J. Quentin Murray
Quentin is a content writing intern at Machinery Marketing International. He is Chicago Based writer with a strong voice and a knack for concise and witty prose.
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Recent Posts

Lasers; the stuff of science fiction for most people, but for machinists they are just another tool in the shop. It's pretty incredible, really, how something as fantastic as cutting metal with a beam of light can become...

A few years back we ran a piece comparing and contrasting the functionality of Vertical and Horizontal Machining Centers. The exact distinction is still an area of confusion for many, and given the price of buying even a ...

If you're trying to sell CNC machines, you probably have lots of questions, from when to sell, to how to sell, to preparation. Among the biggest questions on your mind, though, is likely whether or not you should sell...

You've got a machine to sell and you've found yourself a seller; all that's left is preparing your machine for sale. First off, you may be wondering why you need to prepare anything in the first place, after all, isn't it...

How to Sell Your CNC Machine

by J. Quentin Murray on Jul 7, 2017 1:00:00 PM

So, you've thought it over and decided that the time is right to sell your machine...now what? When selling a giant, expensive piece of equipment it can be difficult to know where to start. While you'll likely be making...

Parting with an old machine can be hard. It was likely a huge investment, and has probably served you well for dozens of projects, so trashing it, especially while it still functions perfectly fine, can be a hard...

Automation is intended to make our lives easier, and typically it does, especially in the world of lathes. However, while they may be more efficient than their manual counterparts, CNC lathes come with their own host of...

The typewriter. The phonograph. The flip phone. Human technology is constantly moving forward, and as it does many things once on the very cutting edge get left in the dust. Yet, for entirely valid reason, you'll find...

The lathe is so fundamental and ubiquitous that it's hard to imagine a modern shop without one. It got that way simply because it's so basic. While it may not seem that way through all of the wiring and gears behind a...

So, you've done some reading, talked to your friends, consulted your astrologist, and you've decided it's time to get into the world of CNC machinery. Perhaps you've been using manual machines and you're ready for an...