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CONTINUING TO EXPAND OUR EDM DEPARTMENT. We recently purchased a Form20 iRTC Sinker EDM. We now have 9 Ram/Sinker EDMs, 8 hole drilling EDMs and 5 Wire EDMS. Keep us in mind for your EDM work utilizing our NADCAP approved EDM department.

What is a Milling Machine?

A milling machine is used to cut and shape solid materials. A milling machine can be vertical or horizontal, based on the orientation of the spindle. Both the workpiece and milling cutter move, controlled manually, mechanically or through a digital computer numerical control (CNC Milling Machine).

Milling machines generally use cutting fluid to wash away excess material and cool and lubricate the metal. The waste material removed is called chips. The workpiece and cutting piece can be controlled down to .001 inches. Both simple and complex cuts are made with milling machines from keyway cutting to diesinking.

What is a CNC Milling Machine?

A CNC Milling Machine is controlled by a computer. It is generally used with a vertical or horizontal milling machine and can move the spindle along the Z-axis. The first CNC machines, then called numerically controlled (NC) machines, were built in the 1940s and 1950s and followed points on punched tape to direct the motors to move. A CNC machine today works with computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) programs and is highly automated.

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