Tag: CNC Tools

  • Top 5 Digital Calipers for Machinists

    Top 5 Digital Calipers for Machinists

    One of the first tools that machinists mention when asked to name the most important tool in their toolbox is a caliper. Although not as accurate as micrometers, calipers are handy and practical tools that can help machinists take quick measurements of their parts. If you don’t have your own caliper or need to purchase […]

  • The Advantages of Carbide Cutting Tools

    The Advantages of Carbide Cutting Tools

    Carbide is an industrial steel applied to blades, bits and other tools used to cut hardwood. Carbide, also known as tungsten carbide, has a formula consisting of half tungsten and half carbide and is three times stiffer than the steel commonly used on other types of wood-cutting tools. Woodcutting tools tipped with carbide have distinct […]

  • Tips On Getting More From Your Indexable Cutting Tools

    Tips On Getting More From Your Indexable Cutting Tools

    1] After using the 80 degree corners of CNMG inserts put the insert back and utilise the 100 degree corners as straight turning tools with a modified tool holder that provides for 75 degrees approach angle. 2] Boring CNC cutting tools carrying CCMT inserts for finish boring operations can be reused utilising the 100 degree corners […]

  • CNC Machines Have Changed Everything

    CNC Machines Have Changed Everything

    Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machines are machine tools that are operated by abstractly programmed commands, as opposed to machine tools that are run manually through levers and hand wheels, or automated through cams. CNC machines have a long history. The first CNC machine was built in the 1940s and 1950s. However, further advancements in subsequent […]

  • Best Threading Tools – Internal & External Threading

    Best Threading Tools – Internal & External Threading

    1] External Threading Tools: These tools are used to cut screw threads on the outside diameter of components/parts such as bolts, shafts, pipes, castings and forgings made from ferrous and non ferrous materials. These tools can be used to cut screw threads in Metric, British, Acme and other standards. 2] Internal Threading Tools: These tools […]

  • Most Widely Used Types Of Machine Tools

    Most Widely Used Types Of Machine Tools

    A machine tool is used to manufacture metal components of machines through machining, a process whereby metal is selectively removed to create a desired shape. Ranging from simple to complex pieces, machines tools can produce parts of different shapes and sizes. Machine tools have gradually evolved over the past millennia. Today, machine tools are used […]

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