HSK Shanks and Receivers: A Primer

HSK Shanks and Receivers - Introduction Speed, accuracy, precision, and faster tool changes are the benchmark and differentiating factor in the manufacturing world. Modern manufacturers are always looking for ways of improving their products in the shortest possible time. HSK shanks and receivers are tools with which these manufacturers can do just that. In order [...]

The Main Benefits of Carbide Tools

The carbide tooling industry is booming! The demand cannot even be met in a timely manner by the distribution, development, and creation of new carbide cutting tools. As this demand continually increases, suppliers of cutting tools are working diligently to handle the heavy load of developing more innovative and high-performance cutting tool products to meet [...]

The Importance of Tool Holder Care and Maintenance

Tool holder care and maintenance is of vital importance (especially when working with CNC machines) for many reasons! A rule of thumb to live by when working with CNC Machines is that an inspection of the toolholder and spindle should follow every use. This inspection should include disassembling the entirety of the toolholder and cleaning [...]

Understanding Absolute Mode (G90) Vs Incremental Motion: CNC Machines

Incremental system. Absolute system. Most controls on machine tools capable of handling both by altering code between G90 (absolute) and G91 (incremental) commands. All considerations to this point accept that the absolute mode of programming is used. The CNC word used to refer to the absolute mode is G90. In absolute mode, the [...]

CNC Cutting Tools: Categories and Features

CNC cutting tools can be divided into two main groups: traditional tools and modular tools. Modular tools are the tools of progress. The chief benefits of modular tools include reducing tool modification downtime, developing production and processing time, speeding up tool alteration and installation time, reducing the cost of small batch production, and developing the [...]

Manual Machining Vs. CNC Lathe Machining – Choose One

Place a few machine operators together in a room, ask them to discuss the pros and cons of a manual lathe as opposed to CNC lathe machining, and then close the door. What you will discover and hear is an intense discussion and much debate about which one is better! If one doesn’t come back [...]

Motion Control – The Core of CNC Machines

The most rudimentary function of any core of CNC machine is automatic, accurate, and steady motion control. Rather than applying totally mechanical devices, as is obligatory on most conventional machine tools, CNC machines let you control motion in a groundbreaking manner. All methods of CNC equipment have two or more ways of motion, called axes. [...]

The CNC Program – Commanding The Machine

Hurco Training Class Room Almost all present CNC program controls use a word address arrangement for programming. The only exclusions to this are certain conversational controls. By the word address format, we indicate that the CNC program is made of sentence-like commands. Each command is fabricated of CNC words. Each CNC word has [...]