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  1. What are the common issues with swarf when machining sticky or long chipping materials like Aluminium?

    Although Aluminium is usually seen as an easier material to machine (compared to, for instance,

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  2. What are the best milling tools for manual machines?

    “What are the best milling tools for my manual machine?”   This is a question I get asked

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  3. How to eliminate chatter (vibrations) when machining

    In machining, what is chatter? Chatter is known as the vibrations which can occur in a machine or

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  4. What are the differences between HSS, Powder Metal & Carbide?

    HSS, Powder Metal & Carbide all contain different properties which make them better suited to

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  5. How to select the correct tap for your job

    Tapping is the process of cutting or forming a thread inside a hole which can be done either by hand

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  6. Understanding Thread Gauges

    In manufacturing, component production is governed by an international standard. Each standard has

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  7. How to get the best results when drilling and reaming

    This blog will include some techniques and methods to achieve the perfect reamed hole and some

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  8. Top Tips for Milling & Drilling High Hardened Steels

    For many precision engineers, machining hard materials such as tool steel, D2 or H13 hardened steel

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  9. What are the Benefits of Machining with Ceramic Turning or Milling Inserts?

    When you mention ceramic indexable tooling (ceramic turning or milling inserts), the memory of white

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