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Essentials of CNC Machining: Material Selection

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Close-up photo of parallel-aligned stainless steel bars with a reflective metallic surface.The Importance of Material Selection in CNC Machining

Selecting the right material is as crucial as any design or engineering decision. Materials are not just the substance of the final product but a cornerstone upon which the success of the machining process rests. From predominant metals such as aluminum, brass, copper, and steel to exotic materials like Inconel and Monel, along with versatile plastics and composites, each material brings its unique properties and challenges to the table. In this introduction to materials, you’ll discover a vast world where entire disciplines, like Material Science, are dedicated to exploring the significance of material selection in CNC machining and how it affects the final product’s quality, functionality, and suitability for its intended application. Read More

What is Swiss Machining?

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Precision-machined metal components produced by a Swiss turn lathe.

The Evolution and Excellence of Swiss Turning

Swiss turning, a unique and specialized process in the world of machining, boasts a rich history and technological advancements that make it a go-to for high precision turned parts. Let’s take a deeper dive into this remarkable technique and understand why it is so widely revered.

A Journey Through Time

Swiss turning traces its roots back to the 19th century in Switzerland. At the time, there was a growing demand for miniature screws to support the thriving watch industry. To cater to this demand, the Swiss Screw machine, known by various names such as the Swiss Lathe, Swiss Automatic, and Sliding Headstock Lathe, was developed. This ingenious invention far surpassed the precision of the traditional “fixed headstock” lathes, particularly for minuscule parts. Read More