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What Do You Need For Your Machine Shop?

Machinists – people who specialize in machining – start a machine shop for a number of reasons: they are machinists as a hobby, or they are professional machinists and they run the machine shop as a business, or both.

Machining is a collection of material-working processes in which machine tools, such as lathes, saws, drill presses and milling machines, are used with a sharp cutting tool to cut the material to achieve the required shape on the work piece.

Machining is an essential part of the manufacture of nearly all metal products. Besides metals, other materials that can be machined are plastic and wood. The three main machining processes are classified as turning, drilling and milling. Other operations that fall into a wide range of categories include planing, shaping, sawing, boring and broaching.

A building, room or company where machining is done is called a machine shop. The particular purpose of the machine shop determines the types of tools that are needed for a particular shop.

For commercial businesses, machining is carried out in a machine shop, which comprises of one or several work rooms with essential machine tools. Although there are stand-alone machine shop operations, a lot of businesses have their own in-house machine shop which takes care of the specific machining needs of the business.

Today, in any standard machine shop, you are likely to find a wide range of machine shop tools, including metal cutting tools, precision measuring instruments,
band saw blades, different types of equipment, grinding wheels, abrasives, coolants, cutting fluids, and other machine shop accessories for the metalworking industry. These days, most of the machining is controlled by computers using computer numerical control (CNC) machining.

While working on a work piece, paying attention to detail is necessary, so that the work piece can meet the specifications outlined in the engineering blueprints and drawings. It is essential to meet the correct dimensions, sizes, finishes and surface smoothness for the work piece. In order to achieve top quality work on your work piece, you therefore need top quality tools.

If you are looking to buy tools for your machine shop, you need to find a reputable supplier who can supply with top quality products.

At TecTools, we have more than 25 years’ worth of experience supplying high quality tools to customers from different parts of the world. If you need any turning, boring, threading, trepan or grooving and recessing tools, we can help you. We look forward to assisting you by providing them with customized tools that meet their requirements

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