Industries that improve the quality of life depend greatly on machining services to get their work done. From medical tools to aviation to businesses that deal with petrochemicals and oil pipelines, machining, assembly and related services like the ones described below are a key part of modern industry.
In industries such as construction, automobile, and aviation, ensuring that metal joints are strongly fused together is critical to ensuring the efficiency and safety of a product. Through welding, composites such as metals and alloys are heat-melted and joined together to create a part. For large-scale needs, this is accomplished using welding equipment that integrates state-of-the-art technologies like lasers and electron beams.
Often required by mining companies, fitting services involve the maintenance and repair of metal or machinery, or the manufacturing of both. Using calibration instruments, a fitting shop identifies if an equipment needs to simply be maintained or if it requires repair, tuning, or an overhaul. They will check for the attachment and operation of rotating parts, and make adjustments as necessary to ensure all the parts fit perfectly. These adjustments include but are not limited to assembly, fitting, filing, chiseling, and cutting.
The largest machine element to be manufactured, screw threads are necessary for the rotation of any equipment. Threading focuses on just that: the generation of screw threads. This may be done three ways. Molding and casting fall under transformative methods, thread cutting are part of substractive methods, and 3D printing is part of additive methods. All three methods may be combined to form a screw thread.
Milling uses rotary cutters to create a plane following the direction of the tool’s axis in order to remove a piece or material. Milling may be accomplished using a simple milling cutter, a milling center, or more advanced multitasking machines (MTMs).
Drilling is the process of boring a circular hole into a surface using a machine that introduces a helical, rotating bit with up to thousands of revolutions per minute. There are also drilling machines that are specially designed to create other shapes such as a square. The cross-section sizes may be smaller than 0.5mm (microdrilling) up to several meters big, in which case a gun drill or BTA drill is needed to create a deep and large hole.
Contrary to drilling, turning utilizes a non-rotating bit to remove an unwanted piece or material. The non-rotary cutting or turning machine or lathe moves in a linear, axi-symmetric direction while a rigid pre-shaped workpiece (metal, plastic, wood, stone) rotates to form precise shapes and depths.
Turning is also used to generate rotational parts such as threads and tapers, many of which are used for custom, limited-use purposes. Turning is also used as a refining process to polish or fabricate a part that was produced by another machining process.
Machine repair services
Where machines and equipment thrive, repairs are also inevitable. For this, companies rely on the expertise of skilled diagnosticians and repair men in machine shops. Machine repair services include repair and overhaul of entire machines or parts such as pumps, fans, vales, power transmissions, trunnion support rollers, and other vital components. Depending on the nature and size of the equipment, repair services may be done in house or on-site, the same way that other machining services are.
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