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How Temperature Affects CNC Performance

CNC Tools Speed

CNC machining stands for computer numerical control and plays a vital role in the modern manufacturing world. Our team at Epic Tools is located in Stoney Creek, Ontario, and specializes in using CNC machining alongside carbide steel to create custom carbide tools. This production system allows for highly detailed and specific measurements to be cut […]

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

hamilton ontario

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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Speeding Up Your Tool Change Time

CNC Tools Speed

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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5 Mistakes to Avoid When Designing Parts

Millstar Canada

Unnecessary Machining A common mistake when designing parts is designing unnecessary features to machine. Such unnecessary machining adds to your run time and final production cost. There are many approaches that may be a neat addition to your machine visually, but add significant run time to machine away the remaining material. Instead, eliminate the need […]

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How Broaching Works

Millstar USA

Broaching is a machining process that uses a toothed tool to remove material in a consistent and accurate way. There are two types of broaching services, linear and rotary, which are used to produce different kinds of machining finishes, but in either case, production broaching is typically only used for precision applications and high-quantity production. […]

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Milling: Horizontal vs. Vertical

Bed Mill

Milling is a common machining process that involves the use of a machine, known as a milling machine, to remove material from a stationary workpiece using a rotating cutting tool. With milling, the workpiece remains stationary, whereas the cutting tool rotates. As the rotating cutting tool presses against the workpiece, it removes material. Milling Machines  […]

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5 WAYS TO MAXIMIZE THE EFFICIENCY OF HIGH-FEED MILLING PROCESSES

Millstar USA

High-feed milling is a process that maximizes the removal of material in the shortest amount of time. If not applied properly, high-feed milling can create some improper results, which is why some manufacturers have begun to move away from the process due to what they consider reliability concerns. For machinists that would like to take […]

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4 & 6 Flute High Feed End Mills

flute high feed end mills

High-efficiency milling has gotten a lot of attention in recent years as a way to substantially increase metal removal rates with solid carbide end mills on almost any kind of milling machine. Although, a common mistake is that many shops confuse HSM (high speed machining) with HFM (high feed machining).  A High Feed End Mill […]

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Vapor Deposition Techniques: PVD

Aircraft Manufacturing

Vapor deposition techniques are the preferred processes for thin coatings because the techniques produce products with superior hardness, wear resistance, smoothness and oxidation resistance on tools such as end-mills, drills and reamers. These thin coatings made through vapor deposition are typically able to function in unique, high-stress environments. Of the two general categories of vapor […]

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