Machining Edmonton-based Services
Machining is the process where a piece of raw material is cut into the desired shape for further use. The process can involve abrading, cutting, drilling, forming, grinding, or any action performed by a machine. Despite machining being most commonly used with metal products, it can also be used for materials such as plastic, ceramic, and wood. There are many benefits to come from using machining to alter your raw materials. For example, a couple of machining benefits include excellent dimensional tolerances and to obtain sharp corners that usually can’t be achieved through manual cutting. With machining, your project will obtain a smooth surface finish. Your pieces will also fit together perfectly to make your finished product look sharp and clean.
There are three primary machining processes and are classified as milling, drilling, and turning. Other machining operations such as sawing, broaching and shaping fall into other miscellaneous categories. Milling operations are when cutting tools rotate at a rapid speed to cut sharp edges while drilling operations are when holes are produced by bringing a rapidly rotating cutter with cutting edges at the lower extremity. Lastly, turning operations are the primary method where your substrate is rotating rapidly against the cutting tool. In turning operations, lathes are the principal machine tool used. Lathes are important in creating a diameter that allows the cutting tool to easily remove the metal. In addition, drills can be used in replacement of lathes depending on the circumstance. Drills can be used to remove metal in the shape of a cylindrical hole.
Lastly, turning operations are the primary method where your substrate is rotating rapidly against the cutting tool. In turning operations, lathes are the principal machine tool used. Lathes are important in creating a diameter that allows the cutting tool to easily remove the metal. In addition, drills can be used in replacement of lathes depending on the circumstance. Drills can be used to remove metal in the shape of a cylindrical hole. A lot of techniques found and used in woodworking are also utilized in metal removal machining. The most recent technology such as electrical discharge machining, electrochemical erosion, water jet cutting, and laser cutting are used in workplaces to shape metal substrates.
Machining requires special attention as blueprints, or engineering drawings are often provided for crucial reference. Mistakes such as dimensions, correct finish, and surface smoothness on the substrate can be easily made if the individual is not attentive. If you discover that your metal substrate has the appearance of waves, it is a strong sign that there is a poor surface finish also known as chatter.
Why Choose Wilcox High Velocity?
There are many more machining operations that are used in completing projects. What they all have in common is their need for critically attentive specialists to get the job done properly. Wilcox High Velocity has a team of machining specialists ready to complete your project in a timely and effective manner. Our facility has tons of efficient and closely maintained equipment that will sever unwanted pieces of metal, wood, and other substrates to get your desired shape.
As blueprints are often provided for important references, we have a team or are partnered with engineers that obtain the complex measurements needed. In addition, client satisfaction is our number one priority. Therefore, we often give you a detailed rundown of what is expected to happen with your project as well as allowing you to see the blueprints for your approval. We want you to be as educated about your project as we are. Contact Wilcox High Velocity today for all of your machining concerns, questions, or schedule an appointment!