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Why Hard Turning Can Be an Alternative to Grinding

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An in-progress machining operation, where a shiny 2.25-inch stainless steel bushing is being hard turned by a cutting tool with a red-hot point of contact. Coolant droplets and metal shavings are visible against the dark background of the CNC machine interior.

Captured in the midst of action, the hard turning process shapes a 2.25″ stainless steel bushing to perfection.

Introduction

Grinding and hard turning stand out as critical techniques, each boasting its own set of strengths in precision and efficiency. However, we propose a shift in perspective, as hard turning can challenge the reliance on grinding. This blog post aims to explore the scenarios where hard turning not only competes with but potentially surpasses grinding in both effectiveness and practicality. Read More

Maximizing CNC Lathe Machining Success: 12 Key Factors

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CNC lathe machining is a versatile and essential manufacturing process that is used to produce a wide range of components for various industries. From small, precision components to larger, more complex parts, CNC lathe machining offers the precision and accuracy required to produce high-quality results. With the advancement of CNC technology, lathe machining has become even more precise and efficient, allowing manufacturers to produce complex components with minimal manual intervention. However, with so many factors to consider when planning lathe machining operations, it’s essential to have a deep understanding of the critical parameters that will impact the final product quality. In this blog post, we will delve into the critical factors that manufacturers must consider ensuring successful lathe machining operations, including material selection, size, tolerance, surface finish, lead time, quantity, tool life, cutting speed, feed rate, coolant, cutting tools, workholding, setup time, cost, and quality. Read More