Turning machines inside a machining shop Toronto
Turning is a machining process that is typically handled on a lathe. As lathes have grown in sophistication due to advances in technology, they have gained different names like turning centers meaning they have more sophisticated capabilities. Another term is the turn/mill machines used to describe machines that are capable of both milling and drilling parts as they are turning. In turning the work piece spins while the cutting tool remains stationary. The cutting tool feeds along the length and diameter of the rotating part while it is held in place by a chuck or collet. The turning machine may include spindles in place of cutting tools to achieve non-turning operations such as milling and drilling. In such instances, the machine stops the work piece from spinning in order to perform the operations within the machining cycle. In fact the milling and drilling capabilities may be used extensively on this type of machines.
The drill press in machining shop Toronto
A drill press in more frequently used than a hand drill when the location and orientation of the hole must be controlled accurately. A drill press is composed of a base that supports the column while the column supports the table. Work is supported on the table through a vise or hold down clamps or the table can be swiveled away to allow tall work to be supported directly at the base. The height of the table can also be adjusted with a table lift crank then locked in place using a table lock. The column also supports the head containing the motor that turns the spindle at a speed controlled through a variable speed control dial. The spindle holds the drill chuck that holds the cutting tools which include the drill bits, center drills and debarring tools.
Milling machines in machining shop Toronto
Milling machines are as fundamental as the drill press in machining shop Toronto because it is essential in the fabrication of any object that is not axially symmetric. There is a wide range of milling machines from the manual light duty machines to the CNC milling machines that can be used for milling parts that are hundreds of feet long. Manual mills are quite common in machining shop Toronto because they can be used for low volume jobs that require quick fabrication. This type of job is often referred to as prototyping wherein a highly accurate prototype can be used for customer presentation or a short run of finished parts. However, when capacity is critical and the project is up against a deadline, CNC milling machines can provide the quality product on time.