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    Welcome to our internet portal!

    The forum operator is dedicated to developing and maintaining a friendly and competent online community, where members of all ages and backgrounds feel relaxed and comfortable. Mutual respect and our network structures contribute are playing a significant role. It is our aim, to bring all users and members together, whether through our forums or by our research databases as well as through other services.
    Like any community, the forum operator has certain standards. When members join our forums, they agree to abide by these rules. To remain a part of our communities, members must be considerate of others. Repeated violations of these guidelines set forth below may result in a member being put on moderated status or, if the violations are extreme then access may be temporarily or permanently restricted to our forums.
    Since January 2013, CNCzone LLC co-operates with, Germany. This co-operation gives members of CNCzone and IndustryArena the chance, to get in contact with more than 500,000 member from all around the world. Together, both internet portals form the most powerful and fastest basis to discuss every possible question concerning production technologies.

    General provisions

    1. Privacy Policy Your privacy is paramount to us. We do not transmit, sell, rent or otherwise disseminate your personal information to third parties for any purpose without your approval. You can find further detailed information in our separate Disclaimer & Privacy Policy.
      As a part of the above mentioned co-operation your registration and posting data will be transmitted to CNCZone as well as to IndustryArena. This is the only way to ensure, that your individual username / nickname can be chosen only once and may only be used personally by you.
    2. Emailing from Us When you register with the site, you are automatically set to receive emails from the forum operator. These will refer to technical issues, e.g. to complete your registration, to start the “Forgot password” routine or other contact by the forum operator.
      Emails from the forum operator include Newsletters with interesting news of our portal and industry, and or advertisers with a special promotion for our members only.
      To avoid any misunderstandings: If you receive special promotions you can always be sure, that we definitively have NOT sold your email address to a third party. At any time, you have the option to unsubscribe by writing an E-Mail to
      The use of inappropriate or offensive language is not permitted in these forums including, but not limited to messages, signatures, user names, or any other area which may contain user input for public display. Inappropriate or offensive language includes, but is not limited to, any language or content that is sexually oriented, sexually suggestive or abusive, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, profane, hateful, or that contains racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable material of any kind. We ask that you please be considerate to other members in the forums when posting your messages.
      Our members are not permitted to harass or "flame" other members or company. Please do not post or transmit any unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, profane, hateful, racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable material of any kind, including, but not limited to, any material which encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, violate the rights of others, or otherwise violate any applicable local, state, national or international law. Please note that this also includes the posting of taunts on a forum solely for the purpose of demeaning that forums topic and/or members.
      Criticism is permissible, as long as it remains objective and does not contain any contents that may damage the business. Subjective criticism that only serves to degrade the person in question (abusive criticism) or injures in a defamatory or depreciative way or contains other illegal contents, is not permitted. Contributions containing such or other illegal contents will be deleted by the forum operator.
    4. Membership profile You have the possibility, to activate or deactivate the visibility of the personal data of your membership profile. The basic setting for all data is “visible”.
      When choosing a user name it should be taken into consideration that it must not contain, complete or in parts, any protected and/or sufficiently known brand-/company- or product name respectively description! This is only exclusively allowed by company representatives, after having consulted the operator of this portal, who wishes to appear representatively with his account.
    5. Signatures and avatars In compliance with all other points of these guidelines, you have the possibility to give your membership profile an individual character by using a signature and an avatar.
      That means: You may not provide information in the signature or avatar that advertises commercial entities or competing websites. Links to private web sites are permitted as long as they are not overtly commercial or promotional in nature. Any signature or avatar clearly offensive or pornographic in materials will be removed immediately at management’s discretion. No other type of BB code may be used only links.
      We expressly require system suppliers and manufacturers, to reveal themselves by a clear signature and to act NOT with anonymous user accounts.
    6. Using the forums While these discussion forums encourage a wide range of opinions, please keep your posts focused on the topic of the forum in which you are submitting your message. Each forum has a different topic, so what is appropriate in one forum or thread may not be appropriate in another.
      Do not discuss problems that you may have against a particular company's way of conducting business and or other issues that may be better dealt with them directly and in a way, that is not accessible to the public. Here, we are considering (not exclusively) e.g. ongoing legal proceedings. Direct support forums are to discuss questions or issues with the particular product they sell or support. No discussion in a political, religious or sexual orientation will be allowed to be discussed.
      Thread titles must reflect the full content and be fair to any person or vendor where things have been resolved. Please update the thread title by either adding the word RESOLVED to the title or re-wording the title to better reflect the situation.
      Please do not double post the same topic in multiple forum sections. We will delete these posts, as soon as we recognize them.
      Spamming, in which a user posts the same message repeatedly in one or multiple forums, is prohibited. Spamming will also be defined as posting advertisements in the general discussion forums for products for sale in the swap shop.
      Forum members are allowed to embed images in their messages by linking to an image that exists on another site or downloading it from their computers hard drive. In addition to the copyright restrictions mentioned hereafter, users should also refrain from embedding any images of a sexual or offensive nature. Any links to clearly offensive or pornographic materials will be removed immediately at the forum operators´ discretion.
      In compliance with all other points of these guidelines, our policy on linking to other web sites is pretty simple. Members may link to any other site that provides information that helps answer another members question or is just of general interest to members of that particular forum. One of the most basic tenets of the Web is the open exchange of information, and the forum operators wholeheartedly support this type of exchange.
      The only type of linking (besides porn and spam, of course) that will not be allowed on our site is when members solicit people to leave our sites and join a competing service and / or require a free or non-free registration. That's just common sense. However, people are always welcome to link to any on-line resource, whether it's on our site or any other site, in order to share useful information with fellow members.
      It is allowed to post videos, if these are in compliance with all other points of these guidelines. If not, we will delete any videos without explanation after we notive them.

      Commercial advertising is not allowed in the discussion forums. Only contracted advertising is allowed to appear in the discussion forums. Please reference the advertising rates at Ad Rates.
      It is permitted to post product and manufacturer announcements, but it is prohibited to attach images and to post links. Postings / Threads will be closed automatically 24 hours after their release.
      If you are interested in posting auctions, extensive advertisements possibilities and classifies, please follow this link for further information.
      No posting auction or classifieds in the forums please. No asking for bids or words that would lead the buyer to assume you are having an auction. No ads linking to external auction sites allowed in the for sale or discussion forums. If you have an item for auction at another site and are bound by their contract to fulfill the terms of the auction, please do not post the same item for sale at CNCzone. Post your auctions or classifieds in the classifieds section of CNCzone only.
      They may only be quoted in contributions as long as they do not serve to advertise. Contributions that are only aiming at advertising will be deleted. There are special areas available for commercial contributions and information. You will find further information under HERE
    7. Open-Source ForumsDEFINITIONS:
      HARDWARE INFORMATION shall mean the CAD databases, schematics, logic equations, bills-of-materials, manufacturing and assembly information, documentation, and any associated information provided via Open-Source CNC Design Center.
      DEVICE shall mean a physical object based on all or part of the HARDWARE INFORMATION.
      This HARDWARE INFORMATION is copyright the Open-Source CNC Design Center. The following terms apply to all files associated with the HARDWARE INFORMATION unless explicitly disclaimed in individual files.
      The authors hereby grant non-exclusive permission to use, copy and modify, this HARDWARE INFORMATION, and to build DEVICES for educational use, provided that existing copyright notices are retained in all copies and that this notice is included verbatim in any distributions. No written agreement, license, or royalty fee is required for any of the authorized uses. Modifications to this HARDWARE INFORMATION must follow the licensing terms described here.
      Those wishing to manufacture DEVICES for profit or for non-educational purposes may be subject to a licensing fee, the proceeds will benefit the aims of the Open-Source CNC Design Center.
    8. Copyrights, Trademarks, Illegal content It is illegal to post any content that is copyrighted or trademarked (e.g. videos, images, software, manuals, programmes, post processors, texts, etc.pp.), unless you hold the copyright or trademark. Any material protected by copyright may not be posted in the message boards without the expressed permission of the author or owner of the copyright on that material. This includes reproducing the full text of news stories, articles, etc. It is acceptable to provide a link to copyrighted material, to post brief excerpts or to paraphrase other works, though we do strongly encourage you to cite the original source.
      Attachments containing copyright or trademark protected content are not allowed. Illegal content is not permissible at any time and in any form.
      This community forum is a place for ideas and constructive participation and not a place to violate any laws or to discuss illegal activities. This type of activity includes, but is not limited to, advocating or asking for information regarding software piracy or unauthorized emulators of software or hardware, sharing or distributing viruses, licenses, registration information, software keys, "cracks" or other information designed to do harm to or allow unlawful access to any computer hardware, software, networks or any other systems. Please refrain from posting this kind of message.
    9. Rights to content Each member grants the forum operator an unlimited, irrevocable and transferable right to use and release the contributed and posted content without limits to time and space. This right of use applies to all current or further types of media, to use, modify, copy, distribute, transmit and display the materials / content, even after a member is banned or if a member resigned of his own request. Members post their contributions in a public area and have no right for a subsequent deletion of their contributions.
    10. Final provisions Members of our forums are solely responsible for all content posted under their account. It is each member's obligation and responsibility to log off at the end of their session to prevent unauthorized use of our forums and account access. The forum operator shall have the right, but not the obligation, to correct any errors or omissions in any content, as it may determine in its sole discretion. The forum operator further reserves the right to delete or remove any user content from the site and to deny the access of any member to all or part of this site, at any time for any reason without prior notice or liability.
      The forum operator reserves the right at its sole discretion to restrict, suspend, or terminate your access to any part of these forums. If you violate any of the rules stated in this document or any other service terms documents, a moderator will remove the offending message. It is your responsibility to maintain a current, valid email address and contact data in the registration information so that the forum operators management can contact you in the event of a policy violation.
      Any member, who consistently and purposefully violates our policies will at the administrators’ discretion, be denied access to these forums for a period of 1 to 30 days depending on the nature of the violation.
      Any member who refuses to comply with the policies of these forums will be banned permanently. In the event that a member is banned, any posts, files, images or any other content uploaded or posted to this site may remain on this site with full rights to to use, modify, copy, distribute, transmit and display the materials, even after a member is banned.


    Liability for Contents The contents of our internet sites have been set up with the outmost care. We cannot, however, accept any liability for the contents being correct, complete or up to date. Based on the current jurisdiction and in accordance with the general laws of the Federal Republic of Germany resp. the general laws of the United States, we, as a service provider are responsible for the contents of our sites. At the same time, we, as service provider are not obliged to monitor transferred or stored external information or to investigate the circumstances that point to illegal activities. The obligation to remove or ban the use of information, in compliance with the general laws is not influenced hereby. A liability in this case is, however, only possible from the time of having received knowledge of a specific infringement. Should we become aware of such an infringement, the relevant contents will be removed at once.

    Liability for Links Our offer contains links to external websites of third persons, where we have not influence on their contents. It is for that reason that we cannot accept any guarantee for these external contents. The relevant provider or operator of those linked sites is responsible for their contents. The linked pages were checked for possible legal violations at the time of linking. There were no illegal contents apparent at the time of their linking. It is, however, unacceptable to permanently monitor the linked sites, without having a specific reason pointing to an infringement. Should we become aware of any legal violations, we will remove such links at once.
    Copyright Law The contents and works on these sites set up by the site operator, members or customers are subject to the US a) Copyright Act / b) Copyright Term Extenscion Act / c) Digital Millennium Copyright Act resp. German Copyright Act. The reproduction, processing, distribution and any kind of use outside of the copyright law require the written approval of the relevant author resp. the person having prepared the text. Downloads and copies of this site are only allowed for private purposes and not to be used commercially. As far as the contents of these sites were not set up by the operator, the copyright of third persons is to be respected. In particular, contents of third persons will be marked as such. Should you nevertheless become aware of a copyright infringement, we ask you to inform us accordingly. In case of infringements becoming known, we will remove such contents at once.
    Data Protection Personal data on this website are only collected to such an extent which is necessary for operating this online offer. Your data will under no circumstances be sold to third parties or passed on, as long as third parties do not legally enforce this.
    Due to the co-operation of CNCZone LLC and IndustryArena GmbH, Germany it is necessary, that your registration and posting data are stored in both databases. This is the only way to ensure, that your individual username / nickname can be chosen only once and may only be used personally by you.
    USER DATA / PERSONAL DATA / NICK NAMES In the following we will give you an overview of what data is collected for what purpose.

    Advice: this data is accessible to members via your user profile in the default setting, can, however, be deactivated via settings at any time. Each user can thus decide freely, what data is to be made public.

    • User name and password, to enable you to log into the system and to thus obtain extended functions
    • E-mail-address, to receive lost login-dates and up-to-date information
    • Title, first name / family name, telephone, town code / town, country, date of birth, interests/hobbies, own homepage, status, company, job title, industry, fields of activities, if necessary, type of business profile (in general or with order procurement), company name, if required, company logo, profile photograph
    • Biography / interests or other data such as e.g. company logo / profile photograph are collected in order to make it easier for interested persons to communicate, create a personality and to supply you as much individual information as possible relating to your interests
    • We collect contact data exclusively in order to contact you in case the guidelines of the IndustryArena are violated.
    • IP-address

    For technical reasons the software of our homepage saves all information that you submit to us via the forms. This concerns in particular, however, not exclusively, links, specific contributions in forums, comments in blogs, nick names, e-mail addresses, passwords (and other details and contents that you make available on a voluntary basis. Passwords are saved with us coded and can neither be viewed by us nor by third persons without applying abusive resp. illegal action.
    In case our offers are misused, attacked or illegal contents published, we will only transmit data upon a legal enforcement.
    May we point out that the data transfer in the internet (e.g. in case of e-mail communication) shows safety gaps. It is not possible to establish a complete protection of data from being accessed by third parties. We can assure you, however, that we are using all measures available to us to fight such criminal activities.
    We explicitly object to the user contact data, published within the scope of the imprint obligation, to be disclosed to third parties for sending off advertising- and information material not specifically requested. The operators of these sites explicitly reserve their right to implement legal steps in case of advertising information, through spam mail for example, being sent unrequested.
    Privacy Policy for using the Facebook-Plug-ins (Like-Button)Plugins of the social network Facebook, 1601 South California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA are integrated on our sites. You will recognize the Facebook-plugins by the Facebook-logo or the "Like-Button" on our site. You will find an overview of the Facebook-Plugins under Social Plugins - Documentation - Facebook for Developers. When visiting our sites, a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook-server will be created via the plugin. Thus Facebook receives the information that you have visited our site with your IP-address. When you click on the "Like-Button" at Facebook while being logged into your Facebook account, you can link the contents of your sites to your Facebook profile. Thus Facebook can allocate you visiting our sites to your user account. We point out that we as provider of the sites do not receive any information from the contents of transferred data nor their use by Facebook. You will find further information in the Privacy Policy of Facebook under
    If you don´t wish that Facebook is able to allocate your visiting our sites to your Facebook user account, log out of your Facebook user account.
    Privacy Policy for using Google AnalyticsThis website uses Google Analytics, a web analysing service by Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies", text data files that are stored on your computer and which allow an analysis of the way you use the website. The information generated by the cookies on your using this website are transmitted as a rule to a Google server in the U.S. and saved there. In case of activating the IP-anonymization on this website, your IP-address will be shortened by Google, however, within the member states of the European Union or other countries included in the agreement.
    The complete IP-address will be transmitted to a Google server in the U.S. only in exceptional cases and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google uses this information to evaluate your use of this website to compile reports about the website activities and in order to provide further services to the website operated in connection with the use of the website and internet use. The IP-address obtained from your browser in the scope of Google Analytics will not be combined with other data at Google.
    By adjusting your browser software accordingly, you can prevent cookies from being saved; may we, however, point out to you that in such a case you may not be able to use all functions on this website to their full extent. You can furthermore prevent the collection of data obtained by the cookie relating to your using the website (incl. your IP-address) to Google as well as these data being processed by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available under the following link:
    Privacy Policy for using Google Adsense This website uses Google AdSense, a service for incorporating advertising texts by Google Inc. ("Google"). Google AdSense uses so-called "Cookies", text data files that are saved to your computer and enable the analysis of the use of the website. Google AdSense also uses so-called web beacons (invisible graphics). With the help of these web beacons information such as the visitor frequency on these sites can be evaluated.
    The information generated by cookies and web beacons on the use of this website (including your IP-address) and supply of advertising formats are transmitted to a Google server in the U.S. and saved there. This information can be passed on by Google to contract partners. Google will, however, not combine your IP-address with any other of your saved data.
    You can prevent cookies from being installed by adjusting your browser software accordingly. May we, however, point out that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of this website to their full extent. By using this website you give your consent for Google to process the data collected from you in the aforementioned manner and for the aforementioned purpose.
    Privacy Policy for using Google +1 Collecting and passing on information:
    With the support of Google +1-button you can publish information worldwide. Via the Google +1-button you and other users will receive personalized contents from Google and their partners. Google will save information that you have given for a content +1 as well as those information on the site that you have viewed by clicking on +1. Your +1 together with your profile name and photograph can be shown as reference in Google services such as in search results or your Google profile or at other places on websites and advertisements in the internet. Google will record information about your +1-activities in order to improve the Google services for you and others. In order to use the Google +1-button, you need a Google profile, visible worldwide that needs to contain at least the name selected for the profile. This name will be used for all Google services. As the case may be this name can also replace another name that you have used for sharing contents via your Google account. The identity of your Google profile can be shown to users, who know your e-mail address or have other information available for identification.
    Using the obtained information:
    Apart from the aforementioned purposes, the information made available by you will be used in accordance with the applicable Google data protection regulations. Google may publish compiled statistics on the +1-activities of users resp. passes this information on to the user and partners, such as publishers, advertisers or related websites.
    Privacy Policy for using Twitter Our sites have functions incorporated for Twitter. These functions are offered by Twitter Inc., Twitter, Inc. 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, U.S. By using Twitter and the function "Re-Tweet" the websites visited by you are linked to your Twitter account and made known to other users. At the same time data is also transferred to Twitter.
    May we point out that we, as provider of these sites are not made aware of the transferred data nor their use by Twitter. You will find further information in the privacy policy of Twitter under
    You can change your data protection settings at Twitter in the account settings under
    SERVER LOG DATA (LOG FILES)Due to technical reasons the operator of this website saves and collects server log data automatically, which are transmitted by your browser. The data saved by the server are not and cannot be allocated to any natural person. We kindly ask for your understanding that the server log data are absolutely necessary for the safety and protection of this web presence.
    COOKIESThe operator of the website resp. the software installed on the server uses cookies. Cookies are text data files containing log-in information, which allow you e.g. an automatic registration in the system and thus extended functions. (no password necessary). Cookies only save your log-in information and cannot cause any damage to your computer. You can define the period of how long the cookies are saved in your user profile and delete the cookies from your computer at any time. Cookies are necessary to verify you as a registered user.

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