Friday, October 30, 2015

Meet Your "Other" Employees: The Basic Parts of a CNC Machine (part 2 of 2)


The chuck holds the cutting tool. Sophisticated designs require maximum chuck precision so the actual design can be realized.


The motor rotates the chuck at very high speed. It is hidden and protected inside the machine. You have to take care of this part very carefully. Nowadays, cooling and lubrication is automated in most CNC machines. Usually, if this part doesn’t function well, it is the most difficult to treat. It is advised to have a CNC technician handy all the time.


Like the sea bed, this is the sturdy base of the CNC machine. It is connected to the headstock and aids the carriage and tailstock to be parallel with the spindle’s axis. It is securely bolted so it remains unshaken by the vibration of the machine when it starts operating.


This is the where the first-level shaping occurs. The cutter is usually made from high quality steel so as to cut the specific material fed to the CNC machine.

As a businessman, it is important that you get to know your employees, bond with them and earn their respect without scaring them. When you have CNC machines working for you, it is equally important that you understand them well. Do not be fooled by the CNC machine salesmen who court your interest because they are usually just after your purchase.

You have to master what comprises these machines, what makes them dysfunctional and most of all, what makes them stay in your company. Just don’t start talking to them. That would be really, really, dysfunctional.

Meet Your "Other" Employees: The Basic Parts of a CNC Machine (part 1 of 2)

If you carve your name on a wood using a very sophisticated font, you’re lucky if you’ll finish your first name in 24 hours perfectly. Years ago, wood crafting and metal crafting are very expensive massive- labor industries because every aspect of the manufacturing is done by hand. There was minimal machine intervention but the designs were still as intricate.

Today, with the help of technology, wood carving, metal molding, cutting and even finishing can be done simultaneously with minimal hands involved. In fact, a company is deemed unproductive if it mass produces products every day BY HAND.

CNC (Computer Numerical Control) machines are in demand in industries where hands are better off pushing buttons than doing actual labor. Businessmen are raving about this wonder-machine because it is accurate, speedy and flexible.

The CNC machine is actually a factory of its own. There are different parts that have specific functions. Let’s get to know the “factory workers”.


The Vice is what holds the material which is to be cut or molded.  It is important that the vice must be tight; so the material will be held securely. When the CNC machine starts to operate, the material will dash out of the vice if it is not secured. The vice usually works like a clamp that needs to hold the material not just securely but also in the right position.


The Guard—just like any other guard—works like a “protection” to the person operating the CNC machine. Once the CNC starts working, scraps of the material can “shoot off” at high speed. This is very risky for the operator if a piece hits him/her. The guard completely covers all the hazardous sides of the CNC machine.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

How to Save in Times of Economic Recession (part 2 of 2)

3. Learn to recycle food
Food can be eaten the next day. Just put it inside the refrigerator after eating and then reheat it the next day. Make sure though that you use serving spoon for the dishes to avoid spoilage. Practice clean hygiene too when you are eating to also minimize spoilage.

If your family do not want to eat the same dish for the next day, be creative and whip up a new dish using the old one that you cooked. Some people fry or grill the dish or use the dish as an ingredient into another dish. It's up to you.

4. Walk!
With the rising prices of gas, a kilometer can cost you a lot! So, bring out those rubber shoes and prepare to walk those blocks. If you are just going to visit a neighbor or just buying bread from the local store a couple of blocks away, use the trip to do some brisk walking. Doing this will save your money and will also save you from illnesses. Remember that walking is a very good exercise. Not only does it help in building the muscles in the legs and in keeping people fit, it also strengthens the lungs and the heart.

5. Save on water and electricity
You may not realize it but you may be paying more for your utilities than most people with the same number of people in your households. So, don’t waste those water and electricity. Turn off the lights when you leave the room or when you are going to sleep. Put your television sets in sleep mode or on automatic shut off. When it comes to water, shut off the faucet when you are soaping your hands.

That way, you are not wasting money paying off utilities that you are not actually using. This will go a long long way when it comes to dealing with economic recession.

How to Save in Times of Economic Recession (part 1 of 2)

Economic recession is gripping the country. This can be seen in the job losses and the rapidly increasing cost of living in the United States. This is perhaps why the upcoming elections is all the more crucial as it would determine just who will be "unlucky" enough to preside over such a messy economic condition. But politics aside, there are ways to survive the economic recession while the race to the elections is still going on. Here are some tips on how to deal with this cashless scenario.

1. Don't waste food
Food like veggies and bread may not be as expensive as other products such as meat, fish and rice but this does not mean that you can waste it or throw the food away. Teach your kids to get only the food that they can eat and if they want more, they can always get a second helping. This way, no food is wasted especially now that you can't afford to throw away food.

2. Plan your meals
Plan your meals ahead by making a dish schedule at home. This will allow you to determine what to buy at the groceries at a particular time. Having a schedule also allows you to know how much is needed so that you will not be buying more than you can chew literally.

In planning meals, make sure also that you include dishes that is more or less similar in ingredients. That way, you can buy in bulk for the rest of the week, which is less costly, but will be able to use the ingredients in multiple dishes.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Get it Fresh in Home Exchange (part 2 of 2)

As in every huge step in life there are risks that can be considered. But these risks can be truly overshadowed by the enjoyment and enriching experience you can attain from home exchange. Trust, reliance, and goodwill are basic foundations of this tasty endeavor. When in doubt because of security reasons just put into being all the fruitful rewards you can reap from the experience. This can be supported by numerous claims of the success of this activity. The benefits are at times life-altering.

Upon forming a strong connection with your co-swapper, you are sure that your home is in good hands while you’re away doing the same thing for you new found friends. The perks of staying in an expensive hotel can be washed away and at the same time you enjoy the one thing that most of us long when we’re away on a trip which is privacy. You have reached your dream of going away while enjoying the very comforts of keeping up with schedules that you have set on your own time. You have the freedom to mingle with your neighboring locals and well get to know more about the culture of the place you are staying in.

You may stop and ponder. Who does these things? Well, basically anyone willing to keep up with the bargain involved can participate. It is only a matter of doing your part.

Home exchange offers a fresh way of enjoying the world while learning so if you are up to it why not take the ride and see for yourself if the facts are true.

Get it Fresh in Home Exchange (part 1 of 2)

Man was designed to see all of God’s creation in its greatest majesty. I’m sure that as a human being this is one of the greatest dreams you are eager to venture on. With this, there has been lots of conceptualization spurting in the midst in order to fulfil life’s most aspired adventures. One of the freshest innovations in the market of travel is home exchange. It has become both an art and science wherein people can enjoy seeing the other side of the globe with less expenses and hustling adjustments. Come and let us both understand how this mechanism works.

Home exchange is an expanding global and local activity that involves two parties willing to take the voyage and enjoy different aspects of socialization and tourism. Basically it entails having to permit another person or family to enjoy the comforts of your humble abode. It works mutually as you yourself are allowed by the other individual or family to have a go at their residence. This enables the participants to live as locals in that certain area or community.

Now, wouldn’t that be great. See, you can enjoy easy access to different travel destinations right in the comfort of your second home. You also have the opportunity to develop another part of your network by acquainting and befriending new folks. Technically speaking, there are two kinds of exchange. You have been introduced to home exchange. Well, the other one is hospitality exchange wherein the person or family of your choice come as your very own special hosts and tour guides.

This, again, works in a two-way process as you also welcome them in the comforts of your own home. Going back to home exchange, it is not only limited to having exchanges in homes, apartments, or condominiums. There have been documentations on exchanges involving yachts, RVs, and other modes of transportation. The important thing is that you set guidelines that are acceptable to both parties.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Fish Oil: Your Ultimate Defense Against Silent Inflammation (part 2 of 2)

However, taking fish oil as defenses to silent inflammation has a drawback, it might lead you to contamination. So in taking  fish oil as dietary supplement, Dr. Barry Sears cautioned to ensure that its ultra-refined and use the SIP as guidance for exact dosage. On a scale of 1 to 10 for supplements, Dr. Sears give high-dose fish oil a 12. The EPA found in fish oil partially inhibits the activity of the delta-5 desaturase enzyme that makes AA.

This represents the primary anti-inflammatory effect of fish oil, he adds. To achieve a significant impact on AA production, a person must provide a lot of EPA. A high-dose fish oil, especially rich in EPA will likely lead you to success in reducing silent inflammation as reflected in the reduction of the AA/EPA ratio. The ratio can be measured by SIP.

The public and the mainstream medicine are starting to accept the importance of insulin control to well-being. Now is the perfect time to bring to public's attention the role of eicosanoids and the way high-dose fish oil can manipulate them. Dr. Barry Sears that the role of fish oil in medical practice because it tells us that medical care is based primarily on the food we eat, not the drugs we take.

Recent genetic research is forcing scientists to evaluate the value of fish oil in the evolution of modern humANS. It was genetic scientists who initiated the theory that consumption of high-dose fish oil was the reason why humans have the power to conquer the earth. A proper combination of insulin and high-dose pharmaceutical-grade fish oil may be the true miracle cure for the 21st century.

Fish oil is so effective that having this dietary supplement is like having a miracle drug that has the perfect balance between eicosanoids with totally zero side effects.

Fish Oil: Your Ultimate Defense Against Silent Inflammation (part 1 of 2)

Silent inflammation has been linked to heart disease, cancer and dementia. It is a condition that occurs when the body's natural immune response goes awry. Silent inflammation is an inflammation without pain and it can continue undetected for years, continually assaulting your heart, arteries and even the brain - without you noticing it.

According to Dr. Barry Sears, author of bestselling books "The Zone," high carbohydrate diet is the culprit to this kind of health situation. In his boos "The Anti-inflammation Zone," he had proposed taking supplements of high dose, ultra-refined fish oil as the best armor against inflammation.

The Japanese manage to maintain a state of wellness and away from silent inflammation by consuming copious amounts of fish. However, according to a research, the massive amounts of fish does not ensure them enough intake of omega-3 fatty acids or fish oil. Fish oil is ultimately the healthiest fat around because it has profiund anti-inflammatory properties. It has no long-term side effects and can even make you smarter.

The reason why high-dose fish oil is so effective is because it reduces arachodonic acid (AA) which is the building block of pro-inflammatory eicosanoids. By taking it within 30 days, fish oil will increase your levels of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA). Fish oil is the only dietary supplement that is supported by robust clinical studes by treating chronic conditions like heart disease, cancer, immunological and inflammatory diseases, and neurological conditions like attention deficit disorder, depression, multiple sclerosis, and different types of dementia.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Backyard Bird Watching (part 2 of 2)

The plant lay-out or the spacing between trees and shrubs are all important factors when taking into consideration our avian friends.  It is important to consider to provide open spaces that should be well protected from wind and street noise, since these noise does not appeal to birds.

Increasing the number of plants in your backyard, guaranteed more birds will be starting to get cover.  You can even try to create a layered garden to provide richness and diversity in your garden.  You can add layers by planting clusters of shade loving small trees, shrubs and ground covers under taller trees.  They would look a little bit close to the natural woodland.

A good thing about bird watching or keeping bird watching atmosphere in your backyard, is that your garden tends to be an organic garden.  The birds helped in controlling the garden pests and diseases with an arsenal of chemicals, organic gardening balances the ecosystem healthily.

A working knowledge of organic gardening is important to a gardener intent on attracting birds and butterflies.  Using plants native to your region reduces the need for pesticide use since native plants are resistant to local pets and disease.

There is nothing better than watching colourful birds fly around a native and natural garden that almost look like the bird’s natural habitat. This makes sure that birds will be coming back in our backyard.   Bird watching is a pastime many people can enjoy and do without leaving your house or the city.

Backyard Bird Watching (part 1 of 2)

You do not have to go far to enjoy the joys and happiness of bird watching.  Our own backyards can serve as the fun place where new bird watchers can start learning from the basics.

To construct the best birdwatching area  in your backyard, you can make use the service  of bird feeders.  Getting bird feeders is making sure that birds never ran out. Make sure you research how far away from each other the feeders should be.  What to feed them is another thing that you should know something about.  

Just like the feeders, the food that you select should depend in large part on what type of birds you are hoping to attract and where you live. Some of the more common types of bird feed are sunflower seeds, cracked corn, and thistle. Often found in a mix, pour this type of seed into a hopper type feeder to meet the needs of several different species at one backyard bird watching station.

Since you have constructed some feeders, which are very good ways of experiencing the birds on a greater level, you should ensure that the created place for backyard watching gets the complete view.  Remove low hanging branches that may block your view.  Do this when there are no bird around feeding on the feeders, sudden change in environment may disrupt their behaviour patterns.

Now that you are ready to begin your observations, you will find that you need some kind of magnifying device in order to see the birds better. A basic pair of binoculars to watch is usually sufficient for beginners, though you may find it better to mount a spotting scope near a bird watching picture window in your home. These optical devices will greatly increase your ability to identify birds and to get to them by their distinct markings and behaviours.

A Look Back at how Vanessa Hudgens Started in her Acting Career (part 2 of 2)

For the two equally successful “High School Musical” TV movie, Hudgens played the role of Gabriella Montez. She played the love interest of real-life boyfriend, Zac Efron. Their roles had given them the “Best Chemistry” award given by Teen Choice Awards. The first movie also had a hit soundtrack and it brought the group on a concert tour worldwide. A book series was also made out of it.

With all the success she has garnered, Hudgens became the number seven on Forbes magazine’s top earning list of stars who are under 21. She was 18 years old at the time. She has an estimated $2 million of earnings. “High School Musical 3: Senior Year” is set to be released on October 24, 2008.

This talented gal was ranked 62nd of the Most Sexiest Woman on FHM just this year. She was also at number 12 at Maxim’s 100 Hot List. And she was also part of People magazine’s 100 Most Beautiful People.

Life on the Spotlight He career was marked with controversy when provocative pictures of Hudgens proliferated the Internet on September 6, 2007. The photos were passed on through emails, mobile phones and other devices. There were rumors then that she would be pulled out from the High School Musical franchise because she was no longer fit to be called a model for the youth.

But everything was settled. And Hudgens apologized to the fans and her family. After that, all is well again for this young superstar. Just looking back on how did Vanessa Hudgens get started in her acting career will inspire young minds about this craft if they are planning on joining the bandwagon.


A Look Back at how Vanessa Hudgens Started in her Acting Career (part 1 of 2)

How did Vanessa Hudgens get started in her acting career? This girl was born Vanessa Anne Hudgens on December 14, 1988 in Salinas, California. Her looks can be attributed to her parents’ descents. Her dad, Greg Hudgens is an American with the Native American and Irish background. Her mother, Gina, is a Filipino who grew up in Manila with traces of Filipino, Chinese and Spanish blood.

 Career Path Vanessa was inclined on the performing arts since she was a child. After she finished seventh-grade at the Orange County High School of the Arts, Vanessa opted for a home school setup.

When she was eight years old, she began joining musical plays. She was included on the main and supporting casts of plays such as "The Wizard of Oz," "The Music Man," "Damn Yankees," "Evita," "Carousel," The King and I," and "The Music Man.” Everything happened by chance for little Vanessa. Her first gig was a commercial. But it was purely accidental why she landed the part. She went on the audition just because her friend, who was supposed to go there, got sick and asked her to come instead.

In 2003, she debuted in the feature film "Thirteen." This stars Evan Rachel Wood and Holly Hunter. Vanessa also starred in "Thunderbirds," an action-adventure film. But Hudgens hit it big after playing the part of Gabriella in High School Musical, a TV movie made by the Disney Channel that was first released in 2006. That same year, she was able to release her debut album entitled “V.” In July of 2008, her second album entitled “Identified” was released.

After she started on movies, she also played bit roles for television. She guest starred for TV shows such as “The Bothers Garcia,” “Still Standing,” “Quintuplets,” “Drake and Josh” and “The Suite Life of Zack and Cody.