BDE Manufacturing Technologies Blog

Get Introduced to Lathe Machine and Its Parts

Lathes are one of the oldest yet versatile machining tools, which have evolved and adapted effectively with time. This is why they still find uses across manufacturing units of various industries. Mainly preferred for cutting and turning operations, lathes also perform drilling, sanding, and facing effectively. Not to be confused with a milling machine, lathes use a rotary cutting tool that moves along axes to make the desired cuts. Today, the CNC lathe machine has become the industry standard... Read more

EDM Machining: Construction and Working Principle Discussed

Electrical Discharge Machining (EDM) is a material removal or fabrication technology. It was first introduced by Joseph Priestly in 1770. However, with the modernization of technology and equipment, the technique is now integrated with computer numerical control (CNC). The modern EDM machines are integrated with automated CNC operations and are used for metal cutting, material removal, etc. EDM machining has gotten immense popularity in the CNC machining operations and other production... Read more

Milling Machines – Introduction and Types Discussed

Many sectors in the manufacturing industry heavily rely on fabricated parts and components to make the final product. CNC machining is widely used for this and various techniques are used to achieve different shapes, sizes, and dimensions. These include milling, cutting, and forming, and so on. There are CNC machines exclusively for milling, while there are others where multiple tasks can be performed in a single machine. Among these machines and equipment used in the industry, the milling... Read more

Learn About the Steps Involved in CNC Rapid Prototyping

Rapid prototyping is the process of generating or manufacturing a dummy product to test the functionality, and chances of failure before final production. Rapid prototyping can be done by using various methods. Digital CAD/CAM prototypes, fabricated functional prototypes, 3D printed prototypes, CNC machined prototypes are a few popular ways of rapid prototyping. Out of all the methods, CNC rapid prototyping is quite a popular method for developing rapid prototypes in both dummy and functional... Read more

Precision Metal Stamping: Know Everything About It

Precision metal stamping is a metal forming technology. For creating shapes and features on the metal sheets, the process of stamping is utilized. The stamping process can be adapted to bend sheets, punch holes into them, shear cutting, and shear forming the metal sheets or components. Traditionally, it is was only known as metal stamping. However, with the advancement in technologies, stamping machines are getting automated. One of the ways to automate the stamping machines is to integrate... Read more

Learn the Basics of CNC Lathe Machining

CNC machining has become a highly popular manufacturing technique. Operations like CNC turning machining, milling, cutting, drilling, etc are being adopted in the industries due to the precision and automated abilities. Several traditional machining processes are replaced by CNC machining out of which lathe machining is a significant one. Traditionally, human-operated lathe machines were used for part manufacturing. However, today, CNC lathe has become a popular adoption for parts production.... Read more

CNC Programming Guidelines for Efficient CNC Process

CNC programming is an integral part of the CNC process. CNC machining cannot be performed without CNC programming. The CNC operators need to document and send an alpha-numeric CNC code to the control panel of CNC machines, in order to enable an automated CNC machining process in a specific sequence. Many may believe that CNC coding is like any other coding and requires no preparations. However, that is not true, the CNC coding is the second last stage of the overall CNC process. There are... Read more

Rapid Prototyping CNC Machining: Learn About This Pre-Production Technique

Rapid prototyping is performed to check the success and failure rates of a product in the market. It includes creating a few design iterations in order to find out the most efficient design according to the considerations of design for manufacturing and assembly (DFMA). There are several ways of performing rapid prototyping such as CAD prototyping, dummy prototyping, etc. Similarly, there are several machining techniques performed to assure the fastest turnaround times on rapid prototyping,... Read more

8 Commonly Used Metals in Casting

Today, almost every electromechanical device we use in our day-to-day life, ranging from washing machines to automobiles is manufactured using some metal parts, which are created using the casting process. Metal casting is possibly the earliest and the most influential industrial process. In metal casting, metal shapes are formed by pouring molten metal into a mold cavity, where it is set to cool and later extracted from the mold. But, the difference between earlier and modern cast metal... Read more

Christmas and New Year Greeting from BDE Manufacturing Technologies

Since Thanksgiving has passed, Christmas fervor has begun! No matter whether this year has been good or bad, you all would agree that the holiday season is the best time of year to relax and retrospect our lives. We, at BDE Manufacturing Technologies, are also set to embrace the magic of Christmas and a wonderful New Year, with sincere wishes and gratitude towards all those who have been part of our journey this year. The year 2020 started with much hope for us, but it took a different turn... Read more

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