CNC Machining Articles

Tools Used in a CNC Machine

If you are considering using a company that offers CNC machining, then you will want to know about the tools used in a CNC machine. But first, you might want to know a bit more about what a CNC machine is and how it works.  What Is a CNC Machine? CNC machining is a process […]

Best CNC Machines For Metal

Short for ‘Computer Numerical Control’, CNC machining is a computer-directed manufacturing process. It can control a wide variety of machinery, from grinders and mills to lathes, routers, and more. Because CNC can be used to shape materials with greater speed and accuracy than manual controls, it has become a leading metal fabrication technology. How does […]

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 […]