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CNC Machining: Types and Basic Components

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Machining Concepts Erie, PAWhether you’re in the industry or simply curious about how things are made, this basic guide to CNC machining will illuminate the various types of CNC machines, their basic components, and answer some frequently asked questions.

Introduction to CNC Machines

CNC machines revolutionized manufacturing by automating material cutting, drilling, and milling processes with unparalleled accuracy. Controlled by computer programs, these machines can produce complex parts with minimal human intervention, enhancing efficiency and reducing errors. Read More

The Dynamic Duo: How Sub-Spindles and Live Tooling Are Transforming Precision Manufacturing

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Explore the revolutionary impact of sub-spindles and live tooling technology on small turning and precision manufacturing

Introduction

In the ever-evolving world of manufacturing, advancements in technology play a critical role in shaping the industry’s future.  As production demands continue to grow, manufacturers must constantly adapt and innovate to stay competitive. Within the realm of precision machining, two groundbreaking innovations—sub-spindles and live tooling—have significantly evolved since their emergence in the early 90s. Over time, these technologies have made remarkable advancements in precision, versatility, speed, control, and reliability, rendering them indispensable in contemporary manufacturing processes. Machining Concepts has positioned itself at the forefront of this technological revolution by investing in state-of-the-art CNC machines equipped with sub-spindles and live tooling capabilities. Read More

Expertise in Precision Fastener Machining

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As a leader in the precision machining industry, we have built a reputation for our expertise in fastener machining such as bolts, washers, studs, nuts, rivets, and pins. Our state-of-the-art facility includes 4 Swiss Turns and 16 CNC Lathes with sub-spindles and live tooling, which enables us to handle high-volume and high-precision small turning, producing fasteners of all shapes and sizes. Read More

CNC Lathe: A Guide to the Fundamentals

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Following our previous blog post on the history of CNC machining and its evolution over the years, it is now time to dive into the specifics of CNC lathes. A CNC lathe is a precision tool that uses computer programming to control the motion and operation of a cutting tool. The cutting tool is held in a tool turret and moves along the workpiece to create the desired shape or features. The precision and accuracy of CNC lathes make them ideal for a variety of industries, including aerospace, medical, energy, and more. This blog post will explore the components and benefits of CNC lathes, as well as Machining Concepts’ expertise in utilizing this technology for precision manufacturing. Read More

How the CNC Alignment Camera Improved Quality, Efficiency, and Accuracy for Our Customers

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At Machining Concepts, we are always looking for ways to improve the quality, efficiency, and accuracy of our machining processes. Recently, we implemented a new technology called the Perfect Zero CNC Alignment Camera, and we’ve been blown away by the results.

This innovative spindle camera can be used on any one of our CNC Lathes, and it allows us to accurately center the tools used in the machining process. This has brought a number of benefits for our customers, including: Read More