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  • What Is a Lathe Reamer?

    What Is a Lathe Reamer?0

    Lathes are one of the most versatile machines used in the manufacturing industry. Among other things, manufacturing companies use them for metalworking, woodworking, finishing and even glassworking. Not all lathes feature a single-bladed cutting tool, however. Some use a special type of cutting tool known as a reamer. So, what is a lathe reamer exactly?

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  • 6 Milling-Related Terms You Need to Know

    6 Milling-Related Terms You Need to Know0

    Milling is a common machining process used in the manufacturing industry. It involves the use of a milling machine to remove material from a workpiece with a rotating cutting tool. Unlike lathes, milling machines don’t rotate the secured workpiece. Rather, they hold in the workpiece in place while exposing it to a rotating cutting tool.

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  • What Is a Milling Cutter?

    What Is a Milling Cutter?0

    A milling cutter is an essential component of a milling machine. As the name suggests, it’s the cutting tool that’s responsible for scraping material out of a workpiece. All milling machines have a cutter. During a typical milling operation, the cutter moves perpendicular to its axis, allowing it to remove material from the workpiece on

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  • The 4 Steps of High-Pressure Die Casting

    The 4 Steps of High-Pressure Die Casting0

    Also known as traditional die casting, high-pressure die casting is a metal casting process that involves injecting molten metal — steel, zinc, copper, aluminum, lead, magnesium, etc. — into a three-dimensional mold. The base metal is heated until it achieves a liquid, molten state. It’s then forced into the mold’s cavity, allowing it to take

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  • A Beginner’s Guide to Facing Operations

    A Beginner’s Guide to Facing Operations0

    Facing is a common machining process that involves the use of a lathe or milling machine to remove material from the end and/or shoulder of a workpiece. After the workpiece is placed on the machine, a cutting tool is pressed against it at the end or shoulder. Either the workpiece or the cutting tool will

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  • The Dreaded Burr: How Workpieces Are De-Burred

    The Dreaded Burr: How Workpieces Are De-Burred0

    In the manufacturing industry, it’s not uncommon for workpieces to have one or more burrs after being machined. Machining operates can change the shape, size and other physical characteristics of a workpiece. Milling, for example, cuts away material from a workpiece using a rotating cutting tool. Stamping, on the other hand, involves compressing a workpiece

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