About Me

My name is Brandon and I’ve worked in machine shops for over 15 years. 

In that time I learned about manual machining, CNC programming, mechanical inspection, GD&T  and all sorts of other tips, tricks and tidbits that I want to share with you.

As a machine shop manager, I helped train dozens of employees on these topics. Now I am hoping to help train a new generation of machinists, one of which I hope is you!

So take your time and look around. The site will continue to grow and cover as many topics as I am capable of covering in my spare time. 

My aim is to make it the ultimate guide to becoming a true machinist and teach people that machining is a great career and a fun hobby.

Find me on LinkedIn: Brandon Fowler

Brandon is a certified ISO 9001/AS9100 auditor with extensive experience working in  machines shops making some of the most cutting edge aerospace, defense and biomedical parts around. He has worked in a wide variety of positions in multiple machine shops, ranging from machine operator to mechanical inspection and quality management. Brandon is supported by his wife, two kids and two cats. 

The cats are only supportive because he feeds them.