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  • Exploring the Different Types of Grinding Machines

    Exploring the Different Types of Grinding Machines0

    Not to be confused with a milling machine, a grinding machine is a heavy-duty machine that’s used to remove material from the surface of a workpiece. While milling machines feature a rotating cutting tool that’s placed against a stationary workpiece, a grinding machine features a rotating grinding wheel, which is also placed against a stationary

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  • Machining: A Beginner’s Guide to Machining Processes

    Machining: A Beginner’s Guide to Machining Processes0

    Even if you have little or no knowledge about the manufacturing industry, you’ve probably heard the term “machining.” It’s used extensively by manufacturing companies to convert raw materials into finished products. Based on the name alone, you may assume that machining simply refers to the use of any machine. While machining certainly requires the use

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  • Wood Lathes vs Metal Lathes: What’s the Difference?

    Wood Lathes vs Metal Lathes: What’s the Difference?0

    A lathe is one of the most versatile machine tools used in the manufacturing industry. It can cut, sand, drill, face, turn and deform workpieces. Lathes are characterized by the way in which they hold workpieces. While milling machines expose a stationary workpiece to a rotating cutting tool, lathes expose a rotating workpiece to a

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  • 6 Common Lathe Terms You Need to Know

    6 Common Lathe Terms You Need to Know0

    Lathes are one of the most versatile machining tools used in the manufacturing industry. While typically used for cutting and turning operations, they can also be used for sanding, drilling and facing. Not to be confused with milling machines, lathes are designed to rotate a workpiece against a stationary cutting tool. Below, you’ll find several

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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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  • Horizontal vs Vertical Milling: What’s the Difference?

    Horizontal vs Vertical Milling: What’s the Difference?0

    Milling is a common machining process that involves the use of a machine, known as a milling machine, to remove material from a stationary workpiece using a rotating cutting tool. With milling, the workpiece remains stationary, whereas the cutting tool rotates. As the rotating cutting tool presses against the workpiece, it removes material. While all

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