Why on-machine inspection is key to precision machining
For quality control of CNC machined parts, most machine shops use a Coordinate Measuring Machine. A CMM checks that the geometry and dimensions of a finished part match the original design, ensuring that the customer does not receive defective parts. It identifies even the most marginal errors and allows the machinist to rework a faulty […] Read More
Why CNC Machines are Crucial For Modern Manufacturing
With an abundance of manufacturing technologies making the rounds these days, there are so many to choose from. While all of them have their unique niches and those specifics areas where they excel above others, CNC machining is proving to be the most popular industrial option among the pack. Here are just some of the […] Read More
What is custom machining and when do you need it?
When it comes to custom production parts, there are few faster methods than CNC machining. Thanks to the speed of CAD modeling, the ease of online orders and the availability of global shipping, it is now possible to order and receive custom machined parts in a matter of days. It’s no exaggeration to say that […] Read More
Safety tips for CNC machining magnesium & other flammable metals
Magnesium is a valuable metal for CNC machining thanks to its lightness and high level of machinability. However, it provides a hazard for CNC machinists: the chips and dust from machined magnesium are highly flammable. Without due caution and preparation, CNC machining magnesium can become a serious safety risk. This article looks at best practices […] Read More
What is the best way to make a metal prototype?
Metal prototypes are important for businesses in many industries, from aerospace to electronics, because an effective metal prototype can lead to a better finished product. This article discusses the importance of metal prototypes and looks at situations in which metal prototyping is favorable over plastic prototyping. It also discusses various effective methods for creating metal […] Read More