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  • Lathe vs Milling Facing: What’s the Difference?

    Lathe vs Milling Facing: What’s the Difference?0

    Facing operations are often categories as either lathe or milling, depending on the type of machine used. They involve the use of a machine to selectively remove material from the end or shoulder of a workpiece. The workpiece is secured to either a lathe or milling machine, after which it’s exposed to a cutting tool.

  • How Does a Lathe Work?

    How Does a Lathe Work?0

    Lathes are an essential machining tool used in the manufacturing industry. Among other things, they support cutting, knurling, facing and turning operations. With origins dating back to Ancient Egypt, they are regarded as one of the oldest machining tools. So, how does a lathe work exactly? The Basics of Lathes and How They Work Although

  • What Is a Punch Tool?

    What Is a Punch Tool?0

    Are you familiar with punch tools? Not to be confused with punch presses or their associated components, punch tools are used extensively in woodworking applications. They are often used in conjunction with other tools, such as a hammer and chisel, to cut and shape blocks of wood. Other types of punch tools are used to

  • What Is Friction Drilling?

    What Is Friction Drilling?0

    Drilling is an age-old cutting process that involves the use of a manual or machine-powered tool bit to cut a cross-sectional hole in a workpiece. The tool bit is pressed against the surface of the workpiece, at which point it rotates to scoop out material, thereby creating a hole in the workpiece. Friction drilling, however,

  • Turning vs Boring: Comparing These 2 Machining Processes

    Turning vs Boring: Comparing These 2 Machining Processes0

    Turning and boring are two common machining processes used in the manufacturing industry. They both require the use of a machine to remove material from a workpiece. Whether a workpiece is made of metal or wood, it can be probably be reshaped with the help of turning or boring. While both of these machining processes

  • What Is Ultrasonic Machining?

    What Is Ultrasonic Machining?0

    Have you heard of ultrasonic machining? Also known as ultrasonic vibration machining, it’s a manufacturing process that’s used to remove material from a workpiece through the use of high-frequency vibrations combined with particles. An ultrasonic tool essentially creates many small vibrations that, over time, remove material from the workpiece with which it’s used. To learn

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