Chrome Plating Vs. Nickel Plating: Their Differences Explained

According to Connect2Local: It is typical for most steel materials to undergo some type of plating process to slow down corrosion. Chrome plating and nickel plating are two of the most common plating processes used by industrial businesses due to their durability and affordability. Porter-Guertin Co. is the leading provider of nickel and chrome plating […]

More About Deburring

According to Thomas Net: Deburring is the removal of edges, burrs and fins from a metal or, less frequently, wood part. On unfinished metal materials, deburring is accomplished by placing the part in a revolving or vibrating container holding various abrasives. Other, more costly finishing methods (such as vibratory finishing, belt sanding, repetitive filing and hand abrading, are […]

Advanced Grinding, Plain and Simple

According to Modern Machine Shop: Features such as the automatic wheel changer, an on-board probing system and robotic pallet loading are essential for the shop that owns this grinder because mixing rapid-response job shop work with repeat, high-volume work is its competitive edge. These features enable fast changeover and simplified setup so that short-run jobs […]

Deburring

According to IQS Directory: Chapter 1: What is Deburring? Deburring is a secondary operation of a machining process that enhances the final quality of the product by removing raised edges and unwanted pieces of material, known as burrs, left by the initial machining processes. Burrs are created from shearing, bending, cutting, piercing, and compressing materials. […]

Different Types of Machining Operations and the Machining Process

Curious about the different types of machining operations and their processes? According to Thomas Net: “During the manufacturing of a part, a variety of machining operations and processes are needed to remove excess material. These operations are usually mechanical and involve cutting tools, abrasive wheels, and discs, etc. Machining operations may be performed on stock […]

How It Works – Centerless Grinding

Here is how centerless grinding works. According to Today’s Machining World: “how to make round bar rounder “It seems everything is round at Boston Centerless, a provider of ground stock and grinding services in Woburn, MA. The radius on the front corner of the building gleams metallic in the morning sun. A disk-shaped roof supported […]

Double-disc grinding machine offers fast disc changes

Looking to produce changes to discs quickly? Consider double-disc grinding. According to The Fabricator: “For the large-scale production of flat precision components, Thielenhaus Technologies GmbH offers a compact double-disc grinding machine. Features include closed box frames, forged tool spindles, spindle-tilting mechanisms, a double-walled frame design, and an automatic tool wear compensation system for the lower […]

The Best Tools for Cutting, Grinding and Finishing Stainless Steel

When it comes to working with stainless steel, what tools are the best? According to Fabricating and Metalworking.com: “Because stainless steel is expected to yield specific performance characteristics, it is typically used on higher valued parts. When working with stainless steel, never cut corners when selecting or storing tools for the job. The wrong choice […]

The Fabrication of Products Using Stainless Steel

New to metal fabrication? Consider this. According to ISQ Directory: How is stainless steel fabricated? “Stainless steel can be fabricated using any of the traditional forming and shaping methods. Austenitic stainless steel can be rolled, spun, deep drawn, cold forged, hot forged, or stippled using force and stress. Though stainless steel has a great deal […]

Between Centers And Centerless Grinding In One Setup

Looking to reduce your machining time? Consider this. According to Modern Machine Shop: “It sounds like a contradiction in terms—between centers and centerless grinding on one machine. But for some categories of workpieces, it’s a viable production process that can yield machining time reductions of 45 percent over separate grinding operations. “In general, OD grinding […]