Hole Making Operations in CNC Machining

Machining is a type of material removal process that creates specific products on a part by removing and cutting away any unwanted material from the workpiece. This process is typically done and performed by computer numerical control (CNC) milling machines or CNC turning machines. Other pieces of equipment that can conduct machining include drill presses […]

An Overview about Tool Steel and Its Applications

Steel is commonly used in a wide variety of applications that require framework strengthening and structural support. Roads, buildings, bridges, airports, and other infrastructures are often built with steel because of its reliable strength and fracture resistance. Aside from the construction industry, steel is also used maximised in manufacturing appliances, equipment, and tools that are […]

Electrical Discharge Machining or Spark Erosion Process Explained

Machining processes like drilling, turning, or mining are all available to effectively create and produce hard materials, especially the metal ones. However, most of them cannot produce intricate and sophisticated parts and components that are needed for certain applications. Fortunately, one known machining process that can create intricate metal parts or components is electrical discharge […]

Industrial Punching Process on CNC Machines

One metal fabrication process that is frequently used by numerous manufacturers is punching. Punching basically removes any scrap slug from sheets of metal or metal workpieces whenever the punch material enters the punching die. Holes and openings are typically left whenever the punching process is done. Punching’s ability to leave and produce different hole shapes […]

Differences Between Manual and Semi-Automated Precision Machining

Precision machining is a type of technical manufacturing that helps create and design parts, tools, machines, and other hardware intended for modern manufacturing. Products of precision machining are intended to maintain process controls and tolerances even under tight environments and specifications. This type of manufacturing process is often utilised in creating small parts of a […]

Understanding Shock-Resisting Tool Steels for Manufacturing Punches and Dies

Tool steels are carbon and alloys steels that have distinct characteristics such as hardness, wear resistance, toughness, and resistance to softening at high temperatures. These steels are comprised of carbide-forming elements such as chromium, vanadium, molybdenum, tungsten, cobalt, and nickel in different combinations. They are primarily treated with heat to improve hardness, making them usable […]