What Is a Screw Cutting Lathe and How Does It Work?
Thread cutting is an essential part of the manufacturing process, but what is a screw cutting lathe and how does it work? In this article, we describe how […]
What Is a Micrometer?
A micrometer is a precise measuring tool used by machinists, engineers and other technicians to take extremely accurate and fine measurements. Micrometers are preferred over other precision measuring […]
How to Use a 4 Jaw Lathe Chuck
4 jaw lathe chucks are a particular type of chuck designed to safely and securely hold square, hexagonal, wound, and irregular-shaped workpieces. One of the benefits is that […]
How to Drill Stainless Steel
Stainless steel is robust, hard-wearing and corrosion resistant – which is why it’s such a popular material for manufacturers. You’ll find stainless steel used in almost every sector, […]
How to Identify Carbide Inserts
The sheer variety of carbide inserts available and their precision use means that there needed to be a simple system devised to categorise them. Carbide turning inserts, like […]
CNC Lathe Tool Holder Types
CNC lathe tool holders are precision-engineered components that hold the machine tool firmly in place inside your lathe. There are a variety of different types of CNC lathe […]