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

    Lathe vs Milling Machine: What’s the Difference?

    • May 11, 2019

    Lathes and milling machines are two essential machines used in the manufacturing industry. While both involve the use of a cutting tool to remove material from a workpiece in the form of swarf (chips), they aren’t necessarily the same. Both lathes and milling machines have their own unique functions and purpose. So, what’s the difference

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  • What Is Plastic Injection Molding?

    What Is Plastic Injection Molding?

    • May 10, 2019

    From bottle caps and kids’ toys to patio chairs and small gears, plastic injection molding is used to make a variety of consumer products. It’s a highly effective, and efficient, way to produce large volumes of plastic products. After creating a mold, manufacturing companies can use it to produce countless products in that same size

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  • Exploring the Different Parts of a Lathe

    Exploring the Different Parts of a Lathe

    • May 9, 2019

    A lathe is an essential machine used in the manufacturing industry. Among other things, it can be used to cut, sand and turn workpieces. Not to be confused with milling machines, lathes are designed to rotate a workpiece against a tool bit. The workpiece rotates against a stationary tool bit, such as a blade or

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  • Lag Screws: An Overview of This Strong Fastener

    Lag Screws: An Overview of This Strong Fastener

    • May 7, 2019

    A screw is a self-drilling fastener that’s characterized by a threaded exterior. When driven into a surface, the screw’s threaded exterior digs and removes material, allowing for easy insertion into the respective object. For woodworking applications, though, certain types of screws perform better than others. One of the most popular types of screws used to

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  • Polyurethane vs Rubber: What’s the Difference?

    Polyurethane vs Rubber: What’s the Difference?

    • May 4, 2019

    Polyurethane and rubber are two common materials used in the manufacturing industry. From bushings and gaskets to tires and boots, you’ll find a variety of products made of these materials. But polyurethane isn’t the same as rubber. While both materials offer a high level of elasticity and protection from water ingress, though, they aren’t necessarily

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  • The Beginner’s Guide to Hard Turning and How It Works

    The Beginner’s Guide to Hard Turning and How It Works

    • May 3, 2019

    Turning operations are typically performed on cold or room-temperature metal workpieces. The workpiece is secured to a chuck, faceplate or collet that rotates the workpiece while exposing it to a stationary cutting tool. The rotation of the workpiece allows the cutting tool to selectively remove material, thereby changing the workpiece’s size and shape. There are

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