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Surface Grinding Machines in the Automotive Industry

Surface Grinding Machines in the Automotive Industry

The main purpose of surface grinding machines is the finishing of a manufactured part. This is a very precise tool that uses a fixed, abrasive rotating wheel to shave or trim a metal surface held in place with a vise. The table of the grinder is magnetic, which helps to keep the material stationary. Such magnets can be switched by the lever on the front side of the grinder. The grinder can be moved automatically, back and forth, or manually as needed.

Aug 6, 2020
Vertical milling center

Vertical milling center

Unlike lathes, which have thousands of years of history, milling machines are less than 200 years old. Because they require more power than manual lathes, their introduction has to wait for the invention of industrial water and steam power. Similarly, all of its mechanical components must be provided first, such as precisely mounted slide rails, large castings that resist cutting forces, calibrated screws and hardened steel cutting tools.

Aug 5, 2020
Everything you need to know about Rack and Pinion Gears

Everything you need to know about Rack and Pinion Gears

A rack and pinion gear system converts rotational into linear motion. A perfect example is the steering system for many cars. The steering wheel rotates the gear meshed with the rack. When the gear rotates, it will slide the rack left and right according to the way the wheel rotates. Some gears also use rack and pinion gears to turn a dial that displays a certain weight. But of course, rack and pinion gears are used in a wide range of machine tools such as for linear guideway systems and others. In this introductory blog entry, we will provide an overview of rack and pinion gears. Let’s go!

Aug 5, 2020
The powerhouse of the workshop - The Grinding machine

The powerhouse of the workshop: The Grinding machine

Not to be confused with a milling machine, a grinder is a heavy-duty machine used to remove material from the surface of a workpiece. While milling machines have a rotating cutting tool that is placed on a stationary workpiece, the grinder has a rotating grinding wheel that is also placed on a stationary workpiece. There are several different types of grinders, each of which works differently.

Aug 4, 2020
What is a Horizontal Boring Machine

What is a Horizontal Boring Machine?

A horizontal boring machine is a specialized machine tool that bores holes in a horizontal direction in relation to the floor.  There are three main types including floor, table, and planer. Boring machines can process extremely large and heavy parts and allows operators to reach hard to machine geometries and small cavities.

Aug 4, 2020
Introduction to Vertical Machining or CNC VMC

Introduction to Vertical Machining or CNC VMC

Vertical machining has been in its most basic form for over 150 years. However, this is still one of the latest forms of machining technology (the oldest are lathes / lathes). The "milling" process includes a rotating cutter or drill bit and a movable work table to which the workpiece is attached.

Aug 3, 2020
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