What is Machining?
What is machining? Machining is the process of forming parts by removing material. Material can be removed by many machining methods. The most common method is mechanical, using a sharp metal tool to shave away material. This is referred to as traditional machining. Traditional machining is almost entirely done with two manual machine tools, the […]
What is CNC Turning?
Traditionally the term “turning” refers to one of the most basic of machining processes. (see below for CNC turning) In this machining process a lathe spins or turns the part or work piece and removes material in chips with a stationary tool to reduce the outside diameter. While this scenario implies that the tool bit […]
What is CNC Milling?
Milling is one of the most basic of machining processes. A mill holds the part firmly in place and moves it under a sharp, spinning tool that removes unwanted material in tiny chips. Mills are primarily used to make linear cuts in a part and to create flat areas, but a mill can also make […]
What is Blow Moding?
“Blow molding is a manufacturing process by which hollow plastic parts are formed. In general, there are three main types of blow molding: extrusion blow molding, injection blow molding, and injection stretch blow molding. The blow molding process begins with melting down the plastic and forming it into a parison or in the case of injection and injection […]