Skip to main content
Tag

Manufacturing

A Basic Understanding of CNC Coolant Nozzles

By Blog

Close-up view of a CNC machine featuring blue and orange coolant nozzles directed at the cutting zone, with various tool holders and a complex piping system visible in the background.A Basic Understanding of CNC Coolant Nozzles

Precision, efficiency, and tool longevity are essential in CNC (Computer Numerical Control) machining. One often overlooked but critical component in achieving these goals is the CNC coolant nozzle. These nozzles play a significant role in the cooling and lubrication process, directly impacting the quality of the finished product, the speed of machining, and the lifespan of the cutting tools. Let’s explore the importance of CNC coolant nozzles, their types, and how to optimize their use for the best machining results. Read More

The Importance of Quality Control in Precision Machining for Supply Chain Success

By Blog
Helmel Phoenix CMM measuring a CNC machined part, ensuring precision and quality during the inspection process

Helmel Phoenix CMM measuring a CNC machined part, ensuring precision and quality during the inspection process

Introduction

In today’s fast-paced manufacturing environment, supply chain managers face the daunting task of ensuring their operations run smoothly and efficiently. One critical aspect that significantly contributes to supply chain success is quality control in precision machining. In this blog, we will explore the importance of quality control in precision machining and its direct impact on supply chain management. We’ll also discuss how Machining Concepts can help you achieve excellence in this area, ensuring your supply chain remains strong and competitive. Read More

Contract Manufacturing vs OEM: What’s the Difference?

By Blog
A close-up photograph of a CNC mill in action on a square block of metal. The machine's sharp metal tool is cutting into the metal, producing a shower of metal chips that are scattering in all directions. Light illuminates the scene from the left, highlighting the precision of the machining process.

Precision in motion: Watch the CNC mill work its magic on this metal block, bringing the design to life.

Introduction

In the dynamic world of manufacturing, businesses often face the decision of whether to manage the entire production process in-house or outsource parts of it to a contract manufacturer. In this blog post, we will discuss the differences between original equipment manufacturing (OEM) and contract manufacturing, along with their respective pros and cons. Additionally, we will explore best practices for approaching a contract manufacturer and explain why partnering with an experienced company like Machining Concepts is essential for your manufacturing needs. Read More

How Machining Concepts Minimizes Risk for Customers with Risk-Based Thinking

By Blog

Four men stand in front of a CNC lathe and Robotic Arm in a machine shop setting. The men are identified as Jarad Willats, Mark Wilkosz, Robbie Willats, and Jim Willats. They are dressed in polos and jeans and are posing for a photo. The background consists of a workshop or manufacturing facility, with various equipment and tools visible in the distance.

Introduction: Embracing Risk-Based Thinking for Optimal Manufacturing Outcomes

In the dynamic world of modern manufacturing, businesses face numerous challenges, from fluctuating market demands to the ever-present need for innovation. Contract manufacturers have become essential partners, offering specialized expertise, scalability, and flexibility to help companies stay competitive and meet their production goals. At Machining Concepts, we understand the critical role we play in our customers’ success, which is why we are committed to delivering top-quality manufacturing services while minimizing potential risks. Read More

CNC Swiss Turning: The Ultimate Solution for Machining Fasteners

By Blog

CNC Swiss Turning

When it comes to machining fasteners, CNC Swiss turning machines have proven to be the ultimate solution. With their advanced technology and high precision, they can produce fasteners that meet the highest standards of quality, accuracy, and performance. In this blog post, we will explore the advantages of using CNC Swiss turns for machining fasteners and how they can help you achieve your manufacturing goals. Read More

Expertise in Precision Fastener Machining

By Blog

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

By Blog

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

Introduction to CNC Machining and its History

By Blog

Introduction to CNC Machining

CNC machining, or Computer Numeric Control machining, is a manufacturing process that uses computerized systems to control and direct the movements of cutting tools and machines. This technology has revolutionized the way products and parts are manufactured, providing greater precision, speed, and cost-effectiveness. CNC machining has also opened up new possibilities for producing complex designs and shapes that were once impossible with traditional manufacturing methods. Read More

Unlocking the Key Advantages of CNC Machining in Modern Manufacturing

By Blog

CNC (Computer Numerical Control) machining is a highly advanced manufacturing technique that has revolutionized the production process of many industries. From aerospace and automotive to medical and consumer goods, CNC machining is widely used for the creation of high-precision and complex parts. In this article, we will examine some of the key advantages of CNC machining that make it an indispensable technology in modern manufacturing. Read More

The History of CNC Machining: From Punch Tapes to Precision Manufacturing

By Blog

Introduction

The history of CNC (Computer Numerical Control) machining dates back to the 1940s, when it was first introduced as a means of automating the manufacturing process. The concept behind CNC machining is simple: a computer program is used to control the movement of a machine tool, allowing for the precise and repetitive cutting of metal and other materials.

The first successful implementation of CNC machining was by John Parsons, who developed a numerical control system for a metal lathe in the late 1940s. The system used punched tape to store the commands that controlled the movement of the machine, and it was capable of producing a series of identical parts with great accuracy. This was a major breakthrough in the field of manufacturing, as it allowed for the automation of complex and repetitive tasks. Read More