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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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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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Get to Know the Differences between Horizontal vs Vertical Milling

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Computer control milling is the process of cutting various tools and materials and is one of the most popular methods of production for major industries and manufacturers. This method produces very specific and intricate cuts, which is why endless major industries use CNC milling. The team here at Epic Tools specializes in manufacturing custom carbide […]

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How the Manufacturing Industry Will Change in Canada in 2021

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The team here at Epic Tool Inc specializes in designing and manufacturing custom carbide tooling, all of which are made through highly detailed CNC grinding. From automotive to aerospace, we produce for an array of Canadian manufacturers. This blog post will highlight how these industries may shift this year and what you can expect. Post […]

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Why Epic Tool is Part of Hamilton’s Fastest Growing Companies

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The team here at Epic Tool Inc is very proud to be a part of Hamilton’s Fastest Growing Companies. We are a tooling solutions company with a wide range of standard and custom products, serving a handful of skilled industries across North America since 2005. We will highlight some of the reasons we are recognized […]

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How to Prevent Breakage and Chipping on Carbide End Mills

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Carbide end mills are made to last the test of time for various projects and materials. Any contractor understands this and will happily invest in custom carbide tools for their projects and businesses. The team at Epic Tool Inc understands this but still wants to offer some tips on how to prevent any possible breakage […]

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The Impact of COVID-19 on the Carbide Steel Industry

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It is no doubt COVID-19 has created unsurmountable impacts on all industries across Canada and the globe. Epic Tool works exclusively with the power generation, automotive, aerospace and Mold and Die making industries, all of which have taken a hit from the global pandemic. Many manufacturing industries have been pushed back and had regular production […]

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Coolants Used in CNC Operations

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Why is coolant important? Coolant in purpose is widely understood – it’s used to temper high temperatures common during machining, and aid in chip evacuation. However, there are several types and styles, each with its own benefits and drawbacks. Knowing which cnc coolant – or if any – is appropriate for your job can help […]

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Speeding Up Your Tool Change Time

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It is not uncommon for machining centres to have automatic tool changing devices to automate the tool changing process. Newer models exhibit quicker tool changing times. If you’re trying to minimize cycle time, there may be some things you can do to reduce tool change time. Reducing tool changing time will make the machine more […]

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Basic CNC Tooling for Digital Woodworkers

Understanding CNC mills can be confusing due to the overwhelming minutiae of design detail and a bewildering number of choices. But, it doesn’t have to be that way. Fortunately, woodworkers have a fairly narrow focus: Cutting wood on a CNC. We have special considerations to consider but the good news is that by focusing on […]

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