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Multifunctional tools that all machine shops should have

Machinists will tell you that in a machine shop, there is no room for wasting time. With this in mind, strategies need to be developed to save a few minutes a day. For instance, why not limit the time spent changing cutting tools?
This can be done by using multifunctional tools that can be used for different machining operations. Find out about some of them here.


Where do the properties that make steel ideal for machining custom parts come from?

Steel production is growing steadily around the world. According to the World Steel Association, world crude steel production has more than doubled between 2000 and 2018.

This impressive statistic can be explained by the fact that steel has ideal mechanical properties for a very wide variety of applications, such as machining.


Mechanical part prototyping: choosing between 3D printing and CNC machining

The latest technologies have effectively taken mechanical machining to a whole new level compared to what was possible just a few years ago. The manufacturing processes have become extremely sophisticated and now make it possible to produce impressive parts. Two processes that are often considered for this task are CNC machining and 3D printing.

In this article, find out what the main differences between these processes are in order to help you choose the one best suited to your machining needs such as mechanical part prototyping.


What is a CNC boring mill and how does it work?

Only a few centuries ago, absolutely all the tools and objects used by man in his daily life were made by hand. Of course, this was long before the arrival of industries and ISO standards!

Today, highly sophisticated tools make it possible to produce parts and components with ever-increasing speed and precision from just about any material. The CNC boring mill is one such piece of equipment.

In this article, find out what a CNC boring machine is and how it works.


Where can I have a custom-made non-standard part machined in Quebec?

When a large piece of equipment breaks down, replacing it is not always the best solution. Replacing a few parts is often all that is needed to get the equipment back up and running.
However, some large mechanical parts can be difficult to find on the market. This is why it may be worth having them machined by professionals.
In this article, find out where to have a custom non-standard part machined in Quebec.


What different types of materials are used in machining?

Precision machining is used to create complex parts that can be used in countless applications. The diverse needs of their customers require machine shops to have the ability to work with a variety of different materials without sacrificing the quality of the parts they produce. Machinists may therefore have to work with various raw materials.


What is a milling machine and what is it used for?

Machining techniques are steadily developing, with an increasing emphasis on technology and IT. This will inevitably lead to the emergence of a new generation of machining tools that allow for ever greater precision and versatility in cutting. Some “traditional” equipment also benefits from this development and remains essential for machinists.
Among these, the milling machine continues to provide invaluable assistance in machine shops. Here is an overview of its main functions.

The main differences between 3-axis and 5-axis machining

While machine shops once used machines that worked a part on 3 axes for the most part, this can now be done on 5 axes. Although both have their advantages, an understanding of the fundamental differences between these two machining techniques is essential.

Machined parts manufacturing: What are the advantages of high-speed machining?

Machining encompasses a set of techniques used to manufacture parts by cutting. When cutting the material with specially designed cutting tools, the part gradually changes from its raw form to the finished product. This ensures a high degree of accuracy in the result.


What are the advantages of a horizontal boring machine for industrial parts?

Boring is one of the most common machining processes. However, not all types of boring machines can be used to create custom machined parts for the industrial sector. Whether because of the dimensions of the parts or the degree of precision required, some machines are simply not suitable…