News & Events

The Benefits of Purchasing Used Machinery

Computer Numerical Control(CNC) machining is a manufacturing process in which pre-programmed software dictates the movement of factory machinery. CNC Machines are used to create parts and components for almost every industry. This helps the modern-day manufacturing with its high productivity and fast relying method. There are a lot of advantages and benefits this machine could provide, though it can be very expensive investment because of its versatility and high productivity. There are companies that need more than just one machine, so a decision to buy a used model over a new one is often considered. Here are the benefits of purchasing a used CNC machine:

Cost-Efficient – Buying a used machine is almost the same as buying a new one in terms of its functionality. The quality of the product that it produces can also be just as good as a new one especially if the machine itself has been taken care of by the previous owner. Whether you purchase a used machine at a fixed price or a deal at an auction, it’ll be much cheaper than buying a new machine.

Depreciation – Equipment immediately starts to depreciate as soon as you take it off a dealer’s lot, especially in the first 12 months after purchase. Double-digit depreciation is normal in the first year, then it slows down as time goes on. By buying used, you avoid taking the initial hit of depreciation on the machine. Some companies that buy new machines usually just need the machine for a year or so, making the decision to buying a “used” CNC machine a very attractive option.

Increased Flexibility – Equipment represents an expense to your business, but it’ll help pay for itself with increased revenue. Since used equipment can be acquired for less cash compared to new, you’d be able to consider taking on “specialty” jobs or short term contracts. When the work ends, you have the option of selling it to recoup much of your initial investment if you don’t end up with another contract to use the equipment. Another advantage is your company gained experience working on a specialized project, which only adds to your reputation in the industry with your current and prospective customers.

Economical and Eco-Friendly – Purchasing a used CNC machine would help the environment by saving the increasing number of these kinds of machines. These days there are a lot of machines that aren’t beneficial to the ecosystem. One way to be a little more eco-friendly is by recycling and reusing used CNC machines, rather than simply buying new ones.

However, before purchasing a used machine, it is important for companies to assess the machine first. Ask the seller how the machine was taken care of, how many times it was cleaned and lubricated, check if there are wiring and software problems. This will help you assess how much you will need for repair if necessary. Also make sure to ask if the controls are outdated. Outdated controls are not compatible with modern software and assess if there are issues with improper or incorrect programming. Obviously a wrong program could take an effect to the machine as this is the “brain” of the machine.

Take the time in choosing a machine that will serve you as needed and last long. If you’re ready to purchase a CNC machine, browse our extensive inventory of used CNC machines and contact us at Tramar Industries and we’ll help you find the right machine for the job.

Tips To Increase Your CNC Machine’s Longevity

CNC machines are reputed for their ability to work non-stop and produce quality outputs. However, in order to maximize its lifespan, it needs to be maintained. Much like humans, machines are prone to over-working and require regular maintenance. They need to be cleaned, lubricated and treated well in order to last long. If your CNC […]

Types of CNC Machine

Due to its efficacy, accuracy, and precision – Computerized Numerical Control (CNC) machines have become a vital tool for manufacturing companies, especially those that cater the demands of these industries – Medical, Optical, Military Defense, Commercial Goods, Aerospace, Transportation, Petroleum, Marine, and Electronics – these machine are vital for reproducing high quality and reliable parts […]

CNC Brands You Can Trust

The most trusted brand in the market – We often hear or read this phrase whenever we come across ads or in-person pitches from marketing assistants wherein they state/claim that they are part of the top most brands among their respective categories, if not the best. However, with all the brands claiming they are the […]

4 Reasons Why CNC Machines are Crucial for Manufacturing Industries

Industries such as – The Marine Industry, Medicine, Optical, Automotive, Consumer goods, Robotics, Telecommunications, Aerospace, and Military Defense – are all heavily reliant to Computerized Numerical Control (CNC) Machines for the production of their parts and goods due to its speed, precision, accuracy, and timeliness. The machines’ ability to work with any materials and mass-produce […]

How to Maintain a CNC Mill

Computer Numerical Control Milling machines – also dubbed as the CNC Mill – works through removing excess parts from a material and comes in two variants: The Horizontal and Vertical Milling. They are typically used to produce flat and curved Parts. In an airplane, the flat parts are mostly created as transmission boxes, cavities, bearing […]

Most Common Types of Precision CNC Machining

Precision CNC Machining is a practice where machines function by trimming or cutting excess raw materials and shape work pieces according to its planned design. The objects produced are precise and achieve the specified measurement programmed to the CNC machines. The most common processes are milling, turning, cutting, and electrical discharge. These machines are applied […]

Makino Machine Tools

MAKINO: A REPUTED BRAND Around May 1937, Makino Shoten was founded by Tsuzeno Makino. Later in 1961, the company was renamed as “Makino Milling Machine Co., Ltd.”. True to its name, the company has created a reputation of being the manufacturer of the No. 1 Type Vertical Milling Machines. The company was also the one […]

Why CNC Machine Tool Preventive Maintenance is Worth it

Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machines are heavy-duty and extremely accurate performers. Machine tools such as lathes, milling machines, and multi-axis machining centers perform multiple complicated machining tasks at the same time and sometimes lead to long uninterrupted periods of production. Studies show that manufacturing and process industries lose an estimated $20 to $60 billion each […]

The Fundamentals of a Vertical Machining Center

Vertical Machining Center (VMC) is a machining center in which the spindle axis and the rectangular worktable are set vertically, which is suitable for processing workpieces with high accuracy and precision, even with multiple procedures and complex shapes. The spindle cartridge is mounted in a housing that moves vertically which is known as the z-axis […]

What CNC Lathes Are Used For

Turning Machines: Get to Know your CNC Lathes Due to its speed and accuracy, Computer Numerical Control Lathes (CNC Lathes), often referred as “Turning Machines”, are preferred by industries that mass produce symmetrically shaped objects. It is highly-praised since it is easier and more efficient to use. In the production process, human intervention is low […]

3D Printing vs. CNC Machines

CNC machining is computer-driven and is reliant on uploaded instructions and translated by a Computer Aided Manufacturing Software (CAM) for the precision of the tools. It is a subtractive manufacturing method wherein the outputs produced by the machines are from a larger block and are shaped to the desired design. It utilizes sharp tools for […]

Costs and Benefits of Horizontal Machining

As the name suggests, horizontal machining is the process of removing material from a workpiece with rotary cutters that operate in a horizontally oriented spindle. It is also known as “horizontal milling” and has shorter and more robust cutting tools in order to achieve deeper and more robust cuts. It occurs on a horizontal machining […]

Comparing a Vertical Milling Machine to a Horizontal Milling Machine

One of the most commonly used machines in the manufacturing industry is the milling machine, which has a rotating cutting tool that is used to remove unwanted material from a stationary workpiece. It is used for drilling, grooving, boring, producing slots, and shaping metals and irregular surfaces. The materials that can be used for milling […]

Advantages and Disadvantages of a Lathe Machine

A lathe machine is a commonly used machine that works through removing the undesired material from a rotating workpiece with a cutting tool that is fed against the work either crosswise or longitudinally to give its desired shape and size. This is also known as the “mother of all machines” and due to its versatility, […]

What Are The Components Used In A CNC Machine

Computerized Numerical Control (CNC) is a computerized manufacturing process in which pre-programmed software and code controls the speed and movement of the production equipment. CNC machining controls a range of complex machinery such as grinders, lathes and turning mills, which are used to cut, shape and create different parts and prototypes. CNC machines are automated […]

Lathe vs Milling Machine

In the manufacturing industry, some of the essential machines used are lathe and milling machines. These machines have the same machining principle known as subtractive machining, which involves the use of a cutting tool to remove material from a workpiece and shape that material into the desired specifications. However, both machines differ in terms of […]

What to Consider When Buying a Used CNC Machine

When buying a used CNC machine, you should consider a few things before buying and make sure that it can provide all the needs that your shop needs. Here are some of the things you want to consider before committing to buying a used CNC machine. Tolerance – Tolerance refers to the acceptable deviation of […]

How To Maintain Your CNC Machine Tools

A CNC machine could be very costly if the machine is not maintained properly. When purchasing a CNC machine, it is important to know how to take proper care of the machine. Maintaining it could save the engineer and company from spending and replacing parts of the machine, and it could help the machine to […]

The Benefits of Purchasing Used Machinery

Computer Numerical Control(CNC) machining is a manufacturing process in which pre-programmed software dictates the movement of factory machinery. CNC Machines are used to create parts and components for almost every industry. This helps the modern-day manufacturing with its high productivity and fast relying method. There are a lot of advantages and benefits this machine could […]

What Are The Uses Of CNC Machines

Evolving from the numerical control machining process which utilized punched tape cards, CNC machining is a manufacturing process that utilizes computerized controls to operate and manipulate machine and cutting tools to shape stock material such as metal, plastic, wood, foam, composite, etc. into custom parts and designs. While the CNC machining process offers various capabilities […]