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What are the Different Types of Milling performed by CNC Machine Shops?

Computer numerical machining (CNC) machining is an important process used for forming parts from different metals, plastics, and composites. CNC machining assures high repeatability and precision, which makes it an ideal choice for a wide range of manufacturing applications. CNC machining is a comprehensive term for a wide range of machining processes including CNC turning, CNC milling, CNC drilling, and so on. Of these, CNC milling is an important CNC machining process employed for industrial... Read more

An Overview of the Safety Guidelines to Follow during Precision CNC Machining

Precision CNC machining is a machining process that enables manufacturers create components of various sizes and shapes with tight tolerances. Performed using Computer Numerical Control (CNC) equipment, the process allows to reshape your parts with exceptionally smooth surface finishes, and assures repeatability, even at high volumes. The process involves cutting, milling, turning, and electrical discharge machining to remove excess, raw material from a work-piece without any manual... Read more

Get Introduced to Three Important Metals Used in Metal Stamping

Metal stamping is an important manufacturing sheet metal fabrication process, where the flat metal sheets are formed into desired shapes. The metal sheets are placed in the stamping press where the dies or a die is used to shape the material effectively. The metal stamping process offers flexibility, and can be performed in multiple ways to meet the required specifications. Although the metal stamping process is known for its versatility, it produces effective results on certain metals. Are... Read more

Clamping for CNC Machining: Select a Suitable Type of CNC Machine Clamps

Clamping is one of essential arrangements in CNC production. The CNC tools and workpieces are mounted or held in clamps. There are multiple types of CNC machine clamps. However, the selection of clamping for CNC machining has to complement the CNC production requirements. If incorrect clamping is chosen, the workpiece and tool may be damaged due to impact of vibrations, breaking of tooltips, loosening of a workpiece, etc. All these factors introduce errors in CNC machined products. This... Read more

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

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