By Jade York with Jonathan VanDenboom
The very nature of a CNC machine suggests an environment that can be harmful to itself and cause its own demise: Lots of lubricants and cutting fluids, oil, metal shavings, dirt and dust, etc. are everywhere. Sound extreme? Well, it is, and a recent visit to a manufacturing facility confirmed a long known fact: If not properly maintained, CNC and other machinery will fail sooner than later.