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Machining: An Introduction
In terms of annual dollars spent, machining is the most important of the manufacturing processes. Machining can be defined as the process of removing material from a workpiece in the form of chips. The term metal cutting is used when the material is metallic. Most machining has very low set-up cost compared to forming, molding, and casting processes. However, machining is much more expensive for high volumes. Machining is necessary where tight tolerances on dimensions and finishes are required.

 
The Machining section is divided into the following categories:
  1. DRILLING:

     
  2. TURNING:

     
  3. MILLING:

     
  4. GRINDING:

     
  5. CHIP FORMATION:

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Injection Molding Design Guide

Guide for high quality and cost-effective plastic injection molding.

Negotiate Your Salary

Learn the best principles to negotiate the salary you deserve!

Metal 3D Printing Design Guide

Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS) 3D printing for parts with reduced cost and little waste.

CNC Machining Design Guide

Optimize your designs, reduce machining time, and lower your costs.