MachinesUsed.com: A History of Ingenuity, Initiative, and Dedication
The story of MachinesUsed.com is one of ingenuity, initiative, and plain old hard work. Founded in 2003 as the used machine tool division of Productivity Inc., MachinesUsed.com has grown from a small operation run by one man at a single desk to a full team of industry specialists with 100+ years of experience, operating out ...
Determining the Year of Manufacture on a CNC Machine Tool can take more than finding it tagged on the Machine
A well-trained equipment appraiser will often go the extra mile and make a phone call to the manufacturer of the CNC machine. It's a professional practice that may avoid a costly mistake. It's especially important when there are multiple serial-number and manufacture-date tags on the same machine.
How an Online Auction Made a Difference for a Newly Widowed Client
It’s a common scenario. Sometimes, an owner is retiring. Other times, there’s an unexpected life change. MachinesUsed.com is uniquely equipped to address situations just like these. We can assess the condition of the machines, create auction lots of all equipment and supplies, post pictures, videos, and specs of the equipment, and host the online sale.
Machine Shop Auctions Continue to Sell High into 2022 at Machinesused.com
Supply chain challenges mean continued strong demand for machine shop tools and industrial manufacturing equipment. This small machine shop auction brought in good numbers for the machine shop owners in January. The business owners manufactured gun components of their own design at this facility. Last year they sold the product rights and decided to close the machine shop. Bids matched or exceeded our projections for most all of the items in the sale. Having nice looking Haas CNC Machines in the sale always help draw a crowd of bidders...
Smart repairs bring Miyano CNC machine back into service
Used CNC machines can be repaired and resold. Mechanical issues with machining equipment don't have to be a death sentence. If industrial machines have enough value, they can be repaired and resold -- not scrapped. That's better for the environment and the economy.
Made in America, this Haas Machining Center will make parts for American defense
This Haas VM-3 CNC Vertical Machining Center has been shipped from Machinesused.com to a machine shop in Princeton, Minnesota, to make parts for US Defense.
Made in America! Making parts in America ... to defend America!
How this machine tool auction auction achieved 75% over pre-sale estimates
"John, Jack, and Luke are the real GOATs in regards to the auction. Everything flowed smoothly and I was always kept up on details. Very Professional."
The Association of Machinery & Equipment Appraisers Welcome Mike Clark of DataRef Online and The Book as it's Newest Member
Welcome the AMEA’s Newest Member, and First Member of the NEW Professional Member AMEA Designation!
Mike Clark, President of the Book and Data Ref Online recently joined the Association of Machinery & Equipment Appraisers as our first Professional Member. The Professional Member designation is for those who would like to be members of the AMEA, but are not in the business of performing appraisals. This is a great New Opportunity for people who provide services to, utilize, or work with AMEA Appraisers!
How To Find the Cutting Hours on a CNC Machine with a Fanuc Control
Here's a video showing how to find the Hours on a Machine with a Fanuc Control
Association of Machinery and Equipment Appraisers 2021 Spring Newsletter
Here is the 2021 Spring AMEA Newsletter
How to Install Shipping Bracket on Haas CNC Vertical Mills and Machining Centers
Was rifling through our YouTube Channel the other day, and I stumbled across this Video showing how to Install the Shipping Bracket on a Haas CNC Vertical.
How to Ge to the Hour Meter Screen (The real one) on a Haas CNC Control with Coldfire Processor
Here's a video to help you find the actual Hour Screen on a Haas Control with Coldfire Processor
Online Auction Preview Days for Precision Machine Shop in Memphis, TN
I was kind of excited to go down to Memphis in January to lot our upcoming Online Auction. Not only about an auction full of realy nice CNC Machines and Tooling, but to go to Beale Street in the evenings and listen to music and eat barbecue!. I was more than a bit dismayed when ...
MachinesUsed.com Wraps Up Another Great Multi-Shop Online Auction!
Our online auctions are always a great opportunity for bidders to find various types of used cnc machinery, equipment and tooling. In our Multi-Shop Online Auction which ended just the other day, we had a great bidder turn out for many different lots.
Machine Tool Industry Insights - New Year 2020
Happy New Year, Welcome 2020 – A New Decade! What could this mean for Equipment Values?
Believe it or not, this is my 4th New Decade in the Industry. I started my journey in the Used Industrial Equipment business in the late 80’s, so I have seen the decade turn 4 times now. It seems ...
Wrapping Up Our Host Machine Inc. Online Auction
We just closed our Host Machine Inc. Online Auction in Clarissa, MN. This online machinery auction featured MANY different types of machines, equipment, tooling and workholding, including several late model Haas VMC's as well as several late model Doosan CNC Lathes. If you were looking to expand your current capabilities with a new lathe or VMC, this was definitely the auction to bid in. All of the CNC lathes and VMC's were late model and in pristine condition. As of right now the building is currently up for sale as well. Here are just a couple pictures of the facility and the machines that were auctioned off:
Come & See MachinesUsed.com At Productivity Inc's OktoberFest!
Productivity's Oktoberfest is right around the corner! Taking place from Tuesday, September 24th to Thursday, September 26th from 9AM to 3:30 PM. Learn about the latest techniques and technology in the manufacturing industry and in between each seminar network and take a look at some of the exhibitor booths, which is where MachinesUsed.com will be! After the seminar is over you'll be able to enjoy Beer & Food in the outdoor tents!
Below is a flyer giving you more information about Oktoberfest!
Our New Company Overview Video Is Here
MachinesUsed.com has completed it's company overview video. After a few months of scheduling, hours of filming and editing we are excited to now have our company video! We do everything from buying, selling, auctioning and valuating your used industrial assets! If you've never been to our showroom or haven't purchased a machine from us yet, this will is a great opportunity to learn more about all that we do here to help our customers with their used industrial equipment needs.
Our Upcoming November Machine Shop Online Auction Features Lots Of Great Items
This month we have a great online auction featuring great machines, equipment & more! Our online auctions are always a great way to purchase some used machinery and place it in your machine shop, without paying full price. Take a look at just some of items in our upcoming machinery auction:
Take A Look At Our Upcoming Machine Shop Auctions
Why our upcoming machine shop auctions are great for both buyers and sellers of industrial machines.
Right now MachinesUsed.com has 2 separate auctions running. One is a single machine auction that is from Jonaco machine in Chaska, MN. Jonaco was looking to free up space by
selling one of their surplus machines in it's ...