Nick Whitney

CNC Engineer
CNC Manufacturing
Multi-Axis CNC Machining
Metal Part Machining

CNC Engineer


  • Experienced CNC Engineer with 15 years of hands-on experience in CNC part manufacturing, rapid prototyping, and 3, 4, and 5-axis CNC machining.
  • Specializes in covering highly technical topics in CNC machining, with a focus on making them accessible and understandable.
  • Self-taught expert, having honed his skills and knowledge through extensive mentorship and practical experience in a CNC shop.


Nick Whitney brings a wealth of knowledge and practical expertise to the world of CNC machining. With 15 years of experience in a CNC shop, Nick has become a seasoned CNC manufacturing engineer, proficient in all aspects of CNC part manufacturing, rapid prototyping, and complex multi-axis machining. His deep understanding of the field comes from real-world experience, giving him a practical and hands-on approach to CNC technology. Nick's writing focuses on demystifying the most technical aspects of CNC machining. His goal is to make even the most complex CNC topics accessible and easy to understand for everyone, from beginners to advanced practitioners. He has a talent for breaking down intricate processes into simple, digestible content, making his articles a go-to resource for learning about CNC machining.


While Nick does not have formal educational qualifications in CNC engineering, he has built an impressive level of expertise through 15 years of mentorship and hands-on work in a CNC shop. This practical approach to learning has given him an in-depth understanding of CNC processes, machinery, and techniques.


Nick's philosophy is centered around the belief that CNC knowledge should be accessible to all. He is committed to explaining technical topics in simple terms, ensuring that his readers can easily grasp and apply complex CNC concepts in their work.

Personal Interests

Nick's personal interests align closely with his professional work, often involving experimenting with new techniques and projects in CNC machining. This continuous hands-on engagement not only fuels his passion for CNC but also ensures that his knowledge stays up-to-date and relevant.

Future Goals

Looking ahead, Nick aims to expand his reach in educating and inspiring a wider audience about CNC machining. He is dedicated to continuing to share his expertise, potentially exploring new formats like video tutorials or interactive online courses.

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