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3 Beneficial Sliding Head Machine Factors

  HPC Services Ltd specialises in using sliding head turning machines. These machines are perfect for large scale production of micro components. They were originally designed to fabricate watch parts. Later on, sling head turning machines were improved and now they can produce a wide variety of premium parts. Here are 3 facts about sliding […]

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June 5, 2015
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The Importance of Coolants in CNC Turning Machines

CNC turning machine service providers use top-of-the-line machines for higher volume production. One of the reasons why high-end CNC turning machines are able to perform so well is the exceptional coolant system that is in action throughout the cutting process. Here are some of the reasons why coolants are essential to the CNC turning process: […]

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March 6, 2015
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CNC Turning Machine Cutting Parameters

The cutting tools on CNC turning machines have different parameters that can be modified for different operations. The purpose of modifying these parameters is to produce a precise output based on the specifications of the work piece. Cutting speed This parameter is measured by surface feet per minute (SFM), measuring the number of feet that […]

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February 6, 2015
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PRODUCTION TIMES SLASHED BY BETWEEN A HALF AND TWO-THIRDS

Nottingham subcontractor’s highly productive VMCs will give any competitor a run for their money, from Budapest to Beijing   A seminal moment has arrived in British manufacturing, it appears. Using the latest ultra-high-speed machine tools, UK subcontractors can rival their competitors in low-wage countries and still make a profit. Paul Cobb, managing director of Nottingham […]

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October 17, 2014
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Outsourcing Your CNC Turning Operations? Check-Out These Advantages

  Most large manufacturing firms know the importance of CNC turning machines in the production process. This process is well-understood by business owners alike, thus a lot of them are purchasing their own turning machines to help increase their productivity and reduce wastage—by efficiently using the raw materials, as well as the manpower which will […]

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October 6, 2014
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Turning Operations 101

Just like milling, turning is another material removal process utilised to create rotational parts. The process is so called because of the high precision, turning-removal process made possible with highly efficient turning equipment like CNC turning machines. In the machining process, turning is generally employed to produce rotational parts that are generally axi-symmetric and that […]

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August 7, 2014
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Sliding head Technology

Sliding head machines were originally designed to automatically produce very intricate parts of a watch. Even though sliding head machines were meant to contribute greatly to the watch industry, they have proven to be indispensable when it comes to many other applications in the industrial field. What is a Sliding Head Machine For? A sliding […]

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December 20, 2013
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On the Road To Infinity and Beyond

If you look – the signs are all around you. Something that has happened many times before but never on a global scale . Its going to happen at some point and its almost a mathematical certainty Stock markets around the world are booming and yet the that has nothing to do with the economic […]

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May 15, 2013
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Beer and 5-axis machines

Thankyou Kevin and Peter at Geo kingsbury and all the people at Hermle for the awesome trip around the Hermle factory in Germany. It was certainly a showpiece for German engineering and efficiency. They certainly have a world beating product line and the culture to go with it. Wish we did more of this sort […]

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April 26, 2013