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CNC Milling Services for Large Parts

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An integral process in modern machining, computer numerical control (CNC) milling is capable of much more than generating small parts. In machining, large parts are considered to be any component with size requirements that exceed standard CNC milling equipment or weights that surpass a single employee’s capability to carry. Projects of this size or weight […]

Horizontal Boring: All You Need to Know

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For applications requiring holes drilled in workpieces of various sizes, horizontal boring services may apply. Horizontal boring machines are compatible with many types of workpieces and can efficiently drill into workpieces while achieving tight tolerances.   Horizontal Boring 101 Boring enables operators to further process cast, forged, or drilled holes that exist within a workpiece, […]

Boring vs. Turning – All You Need to Know

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Since our humble beginnings in 1976 as a job shop and repair company, Technox Machine & Manufacturing has grown into one of the largest complete metal fabrication operations in Chicago. As a one-stop shop, we offer machining, fabricating, grinding, and welding services for a wide range of industries, including steel, food, oil and gas, plastics, […]

MIG vs TIG Welding

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Welding is a fabrication process that involves the use of heat and/or pressure to form a durable joint between two separate pieces of material. Depending on the part and production specifications, industry professionals employ different welding techniques to create the desired assemblies. Two of the most common welding methods used are MIG and TIG welding. […]

How to Choose the Right Material for Your CNC Machining Application

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Computer numerical control—i.e., CNC—machining is a subtractive manufacturing process used to produce high-precision parts and components designed and built to tight tolerances. By employing computerized machines and tooling, industry professionals use the method to process a wide range of materials, each of which offers its own manufacturing benefits and limitations. The following blog post serves […]

CNC Machining Guide: Types of CNC Machines, Materials, Benefits

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Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machining is a high precision method for manufacturing customized parts derived from a variety of different materials and within very tight tolerances. There are many benefits that come from implementing a CNC machining production solution. Understanding CNC Machining CNC machining is considered a subtractive manufacturing technology, which means that the end product […]

What Are the Basics of CNC Milling and Turning?

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      Computer Numerical Control (CNC) technology has dominated the metal forming industry in recent years, as it offers advanced precision and repeatability that can be impossible to achieve with manual processes alone. With so many CNC technologies on the market, it can be difficult to distinguish between them and what they are used […]

Guide to CNC Milling Services

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Milling is the process of machining irregular, curved, or flat surfaces by feeding the material through a rotating cutter with several cutting edges. CNC mills are ideal for cutting complex shapes, forming difficult-to-cut materials with high levels of precision, and come in many axis configurations and sizes. In addition, CNC milling machines can turn around […]

What Are the Challenges of Large Part Machining?

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The machining of large parts presents several challenges when compared to the fabrication of smaller, lighter components. Namely, oversized parts oftentimes must be moved quickly between tools or locations. Machining parts that are too heavy, large, or bulky to be easily moved by a single human being requires specialized equipment. Large parts may also be […]