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What makes a Swiss lathe different?

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A lathe is a machine tool that uses rotational force to shape metal or other materials. There are many types of lathes, but the Swiss lathe is extremely interesting. What makes the Swiss lathe unique? Let’s take a closer look. Swiss lathes are known for their precision and accuracy Swiss lathes are ideal for machining […]

Difference Between CNC Turning and Milling

What Is the Difference Between CNC Turning and Milling?

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Computer numerical control (CNC) machining is a manufacturing process that uses computerized controllers to operate machine tools. This technology has been around for decades and has been used extensively in the aerospace, medical, industrial, and electrochemical industries. CNC milling and turning are two of the most common processes in CNC machining. Though both involve the […]

Precision CNC machining of ferrules

What Is a Ferrule?

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A ferrule is a small metal or plastic ring used to reinforce a joint between two pieces of material. Commonly used on electrical cables and fiber optic cables, ferrules create a stronger connection than would be possible with the materials alone. This makes them ideal for applications where high levels of stress or vibration are […]

Precision CNC Machine

What is Precision Machining?

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   Precision machining has become essential to the manufacturing sector. This subtractive manufacturing process often pairs expert designers and engineers with the most advanced equipment available to create parts and components with extremely intricate or complex geometries. Precision machining is essential for the creation of many critical parts used in numerous industries, including the […]

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Types of Precision CNC Machining

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Using computer numerical control (CNC) technology, precision CNC machining removes excess raw material from a workpiece to create a functional finished product. CNC machining services are necessary to create precision machined components for nearly every industry, including automotive, aerospace, medical, and electronics. To determine which service is right for you, learn more about the five […]

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Materials Used With Turned Metal Parts

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Machining processes such as precision turning use a wide range of materials to form standalone parts or components of machinery. Various metals and plastics offer different properties that affect the functionality of the final product; however, these properties can impact how a certain material responds to the turning process. In this blog post, we’ll cover […]

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What Is Swiss Machining?

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History of Swiss Machining The Swiss Screw machine, developed in Switzerland in the 19th century, has made its mark as the premier lathe when producing small, complex parts. Different from conventional lathes, Swiss machines move bar stock through a guide bushing using a sliding headstock. The headstock moves the material forward or backward, exposing only […]