Machining Toronto is a crucial part in the manufacturing process. It is usually done on products made of metals but also in other materials like plastic, ceramic, composites and wood. The machinist is the one responsible for machining and this is usually done in a machine shop. Machining in Toronto can be done as a hobby or a business, even both. These processes are now done with the help of computer numerical control which employs a computer to control all operations and movement done by lathes, mills and various machines used for cutting.
The three basic processes involved are drilling, turning and milling. Aside from these, there are other operations involved such as boring, shaping, broaching, planning and sawing.
- This operation is accomplished by creating holes in a work piece. The cutter used is rotating and equipped with sharp edges in the lower portion. Drill press is mostly used when drilling but mills and lathes can also be used.
- This operation is done by using a cutting tool to cut away at a work piece while it rotates around. For turning operations, lathes are widely used machines.
- This is almost the same as turning but this time the cutter is the one revolving around the work piece while removes all the excess materials. For this type of operation, milling machines are utilized.
In order for an unfinished work piece to be considered as final, excess materials must be removed. It will be considered as finished if the final state of the product is the same as the one design and it meets the specified requirement. For removing excess metal, there are tools that could be used such as saws, milling and grinding machines. These techniques are similar to the ones done in woodworking operations.
Due to advancement in technology, these shaping techniques are now developed into more modern kinds like the electrochemical erosion, cutting through water jet, electrical discharge and laser cutting. These processes are done inside a machine shop which has specific rooms provided for certain operations. These rooms are equipped with major tools used in machine operation.
In order to meet the client’s requirement, these processes must be done carefully and every detailed must be considered. The most common problems encountered are: (1) difference in the product’s dimension (2) the final product’s surface finish is not ideal. Inferior finish may be the fault of clamping not done properly, dull or wrong presentation of the tools. If the surface finish is poorly done, there may be visible appearance on the work piece.