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Using Ballbar Testing in CNC Machining

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What is Ballbar Testing? Ballbar Testing – the easiest, fastest, and most precise method for determining the accuracy of CNC machine cuts. With the advancement of technology surrounding CNC machines and their maintenance, the use of Ballbar Testing has become a standard operating procedure for a lot of production floors, including the one at Epic […]

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Choosing the right CNC motor for your project

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Which CNC motor to choose? Well, there’s no easy answer to this as every case requires an engineer and/or designer to identify and implement the most practical solution for a particular project’s task, requirements, and budget.  Electrical motors are needed when the application needs precise control, for instance, stepper and servo motors. Both motors are […]

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Everything to Know About Brass Parts in CNC Machining

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Are you a CNC machinist or someone interested in CNC machining? Then this blog is for you! Today we will drop some knowledge in regards to machining brass materials on a CNC machine. Best Brass for Machining The chemical formula to make a brass alloy is very simple; add Zinc to Copper and stir in […]

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Understanding Common Causes of CNC Machine Issues

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Operating a CNC machine is never an easy task. Production output must be maintained with the highest of standards with high-speed tools performing multiple tasks. A mis-measurement or timing error, even to the slightest extent, can mean the difference between a flawless production and wasting time and money. Lack of CNC Machine maintenance The reality […]

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A Quick Guide to CNC Cutting

CNC cutting has evolved with major leaps Regardless of the shape, design, edge, or opening – CNC Cutting machines can manage basically anything you throw at it. However, it wasn’t always that way. Right after its arrival in the 1950s, CNC Cutting was quite simple when compared with the high-tech that emerges from CNC machines […]

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Understanding Types of CNC Coolant Delivery Systems

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Coolant delivery systems vary in CNC machining One of the most important parts of the machining process is the coolant. It is widely used to temper high temperatures typically during machining and helps in chip evacuation. In this blog, you will discover the various types of coolant delivery methods that are typically used in CNC […]

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The Best Preventative Maintenance Checklist for CNC Machines

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It’s safe to say we can all agree that solving problems before they actually happen is the smart thing to do. Especially for CNC machines, it’s an absolute must! Due to so many CNC machines in operation today, it’s very important to keep a Preventative Maintenance checklist short, sweet, and straight to the point. You […]

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CNC Operator vs CNC Machinist: What’s the difference?

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Operator vs Machinist CNC Machinists are skilled and knowledgeable of two main things and it’s not hard to guess either. CNC, and machining. Typically, CNC Machinists are highly trained machinists who learned CNC programming from the ground up as part of their training and eventually on the job. These experts combine their technical knowledge of […]

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The Advantages of CNC Machining for Manufacturers

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Epic Tool is a Hamilton-based business that specializes in custom carbide tooling and CNC machining. We have been committed to providing exceptional customer service paired with top-notch carbide tool solutions. We have long-term relationships with our clients who are a part of highly regarded innovative industries that create state-of-the-art products and technologies. We have put […]

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Tips to Reduce Tool Deflection in CNC Machining

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Epic Tool has been crafting custom carbide tools in Hamilton, Ontario, for over a decade. Our team creates lasting, durable, and exceptional tools with high-quality carbide and precise CNC machining. We know that CNC machining takes an expert in machinery and attention to detail to conduct successfully. Tool deflection is a significant issue and system […]

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