8 Common Raw Materials Used in Precision Machining

Precision machining is a process used to create the exact parts needed as standalone pieces or components of machinery. These parts need to be machined according to a high level of accuracy to fit their specific function and match the machine or system they are to be mounted in. Many different raw materials can be used in precision machining to create the final …

5 tips for working with your machining vendor

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The way you work with your machining vendor can either spell success or disaster for your project. Ensuring a positive result means working together coherently with your machining vendor and ensuring your goals are understood and met. You want to make sure that your vendor is not only qualified and equipped to do your work, but that you will also communicate and …

Should I Provide Sample Parts to my Machining Vendor?

A skilled machining vendor can provide precisely crafted parts and pieces to match your exact needs. When it comes to creating replacement parts for machines and other objects, your parts need to meet strict specifications and tight tolerances in order to function correctly. Even the slightest variation can mean that the part does not function correctly so accuracy is key. Providing a …

3, 4, 5 Axis Machining. What Is the Difference?

Milling is an important technique used in CNC precision machining having applications for medical, aerospace, optical, as mechanical parts. Milling uses rotary cutters to remove material from a workpiece by feeding the workpiece at an angle to the axis of the tool. The axes that a milling machine has, determines the type of work and the locations in which it can be done …

How Electrochemical Machining Works

Electrochemical machining is another machining process that removes material from a workpiece to create the desired shape. This machining uses an electrochemical process to remove material and change the workpiece. Here we look at how electrochemical machining works and the benefits and drawback it can have for your machining process. WHAT IS ELECTROCHEMICAL MACHINING? Electrochemical machining uses both an electrolyte solution and …

5 Steps to Qualify a Machining Vendor

Finding the right machining vendor is one of the most critical steps in getting a custom part or piece machined. However, qualifying a vendor, or finding the best vendor for your job can be a challenge if you’re unfamiliar with precision machining or you aren’t sure what to look for. Choosing the right machining vendor can make or break your machining project. …

Why Is Machining Titanium Difficult?

Titanium and its alloys are increasingly seeing widespread use in aerospace and biomedical applications that take advantage of its unique properties. However, machining titanium also presents unique challenges that precision engineers accustomed to machining other metals will find difficult. Here we look at why machining titanium is so difficult and different techniques you can use to get the best results when machining …

Precision Machining Essentials: Material Types and their Differences

Precision machining helps to create accurate and specialized parts for some applications. Because of the diversity of parts needed, precision machining providers need to be able to work with a variety of different materials while maintaining the same quality, precision, and accuracy. Precision machining is efficient for polymers, plastics and various metals and alloys including aluminum, stainless steel, copper, tellurium copper alloy, …

Common Manufacturing Processes for Standard Parts In Addition to Milling Lathe and Screw Machine

Mills, Lathes, and screw machines are some of the most common manufacturing processes used for precision machining. But to create a diversity of parts, many different manufacturing processes are used. Here we will look at some of the other manufacturing processes used in precision machining for standard components. GUN DRILLING Gun drilling creates deep holes with a high depth to diameter ratio …

What is the Difference between Manual and Semi-Automated Precision Machining?

When it comes to choosing the right level of automation for your machining process, it’s important to understand the nature of what you are machining, and the specific requirements you have. While automating wherever possible seems like a popular a cost-effective option, the reality is that this will depend on the unique goals and specifications of your part. When choosing between …