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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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Tips For Improving Machining Tolerances

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Here are Tips to Help You Maintain a Tight Tolerance:   Machine Maintenance Maintenance is a big factor that affects performance. Even though CNC mills usually have minimal deflection, things may move with time, causing variances. In order to maintain a tighter machine tolerance, it’s important that the machine is well serviced. You should consider […]

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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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The Mold and Die Tooling Industry

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Mold and dies are extremely crucial to mass production in the manufacturing industry. Sheet metal and other forms of metal are shaped using different processes such as stamping, forming, etc., depending on dies. Molds find utility in injection molding, for instance, melted resin or casting molten metal. Dies are mostly associated with metal, while molds […]

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A Career In CNC Machining: What You Need To Know

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CNC Machining: A Growing Industry CNC, aka Computer Numerical Control – originated back in the 1950s. At the time, it was mechanical punch cards directing machine tools to complete certain tasks. Now, we have advanced computers and Computer Assisted Design programs controlling tools that are capable of a wide array of actions, tool changes, workpiece […]

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CNC Milling vs Lathe

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There differences between CNC milling vs lathe functionality is very distinct. It all depends on the needed results and the workpiece, but the difference between the two machines is definitely evident. For clarification, a CNC Mill uses a table that grips the workpiece while moving it around a stationary tool cutting head. A CNC Lathe […]

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Bending Sheet Metal with a Press Brake

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Intro If you’ve worked in a metal fabricating shop or industrial production floor, there’s a good chance you’ve heard, seen, or worked with a Press Brake. They’re used to create precise bends in metal and other materials. Press Brakes have been around a long time. In ancient times, metal was folded using a sledgehammer and […]

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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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Using Custom Carbide Tools to Create a More Competitive Business

Carbide tooling solutions and companies that use their products have a significant advantage working with the rigid material of Carbide for their business needs. Epic Tool is based in Stoney Creek, Ontario, and works exclusively with carbide. We proudly produce upwards of 300 custom carbide tools a day and manufacture everything on our Canadian soil! […]

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