30 10, 2017

HSK Shanks and Receivers: A Primer

2018-03-31T11:52:36+00:00October 30th, 2017|CNC Machine Tooling|

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 [...]

23 06, 2017

The Main Benefits of Carbide Tools

2017-06-26T19:18:12+00:00June 23rd, 2017|CNC Machine Tooling|

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 [...]

14 06, 2017

The Importance of Tool Holder Care and Maintenance

2017-06-16T19:00:36+00:00June 14th, 2017|CNC Machine Tooling|

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 [...]

10 06, 2017

What Are CNC Offsets?

2017-06-16T19:42:13+00:00June 10th, 2017|CNC Machine Tooling, Tool Holder|

Every practice of compensation has to do with offsets (especially in regards to CNC offsets)! One can consider CNC offsets as memories on an electronic calculator. If your calculator has memory, you can store a constant value to each memory for use throughout a calculation. This keeps one from having to enter the number over [...]

9 06, 2017

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

2017-06-16T19:50:06+00:00June 9th, 2017|CNC Machine Tooling|

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 [...]

1 06, 2017

CNC Cutting Tools: Categories and Features

2017-06-16T19:55:10+00:00June 1st, 2017|CNC Machine Tooling|

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 [...]

29 05, 2017

Manual Machining Vs. CNC Lathe Machining – Choose One

2017-06-16T20:20:27+00:00May 29th, 2017|CNC Machine Tooling|

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 [...]

26 05, 2017

Know Your Machine: CNC Machine Tool 101

2017-06-17T20:08:45+00:00May 26th, 2017|CNC Machine Tooling|

A CNC user must be familiar with the makeup of the CNC machine tool being applied. Despite the fact that this may sound like a straightforward declaration, a CNC user must be able to observe the machine from two dissimilar viewpoints. Want to know more about CNC? Read in our blog over here. Many kinds [...]

23 05, 2017

Motion Control – The Core of CNC Machines

2017-06-17T20:13:12+00:00May 23rd, 2017|CNC Machine Tooling|

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. [...]

19 05, 2017

The CNC Program – Commanding The Machine

2017-06-17T20:19:31+00:00May 19th, 2017|CNC Machine Tooling|

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 [...]