CNC Machining Articles

4 Axis CNC Machine: A Comprehensive Overview

What is a 4 Axis CNC machine? Similar to 3 axis machining, the material used in a project is removed via a cutting tool in order to produce one’s sought-after profile. One key factor, however, is that 4 axis CNC machining has an additional rotary movement on one additional axis: the A axis. By adding […]

State-of-the-Art Production and Horizontal Machining

At Advantage Machining, we strive to maintain our stellar reputation by utilizing state-of-the-art equipment The forefront of modern technology within the manufacturing industry. In order to ensure that we continue to run production jobs efficiently, on budget, and on schedule, we have an impressive array of high-tech machining tools and capabilities at our disposal. The […]

Benefits of Coolant through the Spindle on VMC (Vertical Machining Centers)

Prolonging VMC Spindle Lifespan Using Coolant As the CNC machining industry continues to innovate, it is always a best practice to review your processes, performance, and reliability, all of which are crucial decision-making criteria for machine users. One of these current trends is to understand the significant results that a through-spindle coolant can provide. Improve […]

Understanding Machining with a Vertical Machining Center & 4th Axis

Vertical Machining Center & 4th Axis Basics What is meant by VMC Machine? As opposed to the machining with a horizontal machining center (HMC), CNC machines with the vertical machining centers (VMC) have vertically oriented spindles. VMC workpieces are usually mounted on top of their table and perform standard 2.5 or 3 axis machining operations. […]

Choosing the Right Machine Shop

Top Things to Consider When Selecting A Machine Shop The right machine shop strives to build genuine, long-term partnerships with customers, by complying with a high standard of ethics, capabilities, services, production planning and the latest in custom part manufacturing innovation. Questions to Ask What are the shops capabilities? What services does the machine shop […]

CNC Milling and Chip Thinning

What is Chip Thinning? Chip thinning refers to the decrease in the size of the chip load created during a cut. Anytime a cut’s depth is less than its radius, chip thinning will occur. The result is an overall decrease in the cutting force that allows for both the feed rate and speed to be […]

Problem Solved: Custom Part Fabrication Process

Is Custom Part Fabrication Right For Me? Custom part fabrication may seem like a lengthy, overpriced process. Do not be deceived however… In most cases, customization only requires a simple modification to standard products made by skilled vendors helping OEM (original equipment manufacturers) to save money, time and headaches. Need new parts? Have one part for […]

Benefits of Solid Carbide Through Coolant Drilling

Extending Tool Lifespan and Cost Reduction Through Coolant Drilling Coolant drilling works by directing coolant through the tool to reduce the temperature at the cutting point while improving lubricity. These two factors improve the conditions for both the tool and drilling surface resulting in reduced costs per hole, savings in tool maintenance and overall improved […]

Form Tapping Vs. Thread Cutting Screws

Differences Between Form Tapping and Thread Cutting Screws A tapping screw is a screw that creates its own hole when it is driven into a material, rather than needing to be driven into a pre-drilled hole. There are two basic types of tapping screws, thread forming and thread cutting. The primary difference between thread forming […]

Importance of Efficient Production Planning

Production Planning for Cost-Effective Results A well thought out production plan eliminates overspending and inefficiencies throughout the entire production process. Many considerations should be, and are, taken into account by Advantage Machining before evaluating a project. The more considerations that go into production planning the more opportunities for cost- savings. Production Planning Process We build a […]