Have you used Carr-lane’s Horizontal mini V Blocks to position your work?
Carr Lane provides a wide assortment of modular supports and modular locators shown designed for use in our modular-fixturing systems, that are also useful in many other applications. All Carr Lane modular supports and locators are proudly made in the USA.Mini horizontal V Blocks are extremely versatile locator for cylindrical workpieces. Locating surfaces are precision ground and accurately qualified in relation [...]
Drilling ferrous and non-ferrous metals
The performance of the drill bits depends on their design, composition and the type of material they will drill. Several factors will determine which is the most suitable drill bits according to the material, be it steel, copper, zinc, aluminum, brass, etc. This is mainly due to the characteristics that ferrous metals have, unlike non-ferrous [...]
Are you using the correct tap for your application?
Taps are mainly made of the following 3 materials: High Speed SteelCarbidePowdered MetalIn addition to the different materials, there are several coatings depending on what is the requirements in your application.Know which is the most suitable material for your working conditions with the following descriptions.H.S.S. TapsHigh Speed Steel (H.S.S.) has been one of the most popular types of taps because it maintains its dimensions [...]
Modular Fixture Systems
Modular FixturesModular fixtures are ideal for temporary fastening. You can use all of the modular components for occasional jobs, or short runs or prototypes. It is also used for testing fixtures to see if they’ll have an adequate performance of the design.The components are available in standard and heavy sizes. The plates and blocks have holes at regular distances. You can use [...]
How to deburr your sheet metal edges
Without a doubt, you need to remove burrs from your sheet metal edges. When you have smooth edges on your metal sheets, you’ll be able to manipulate them in a safer manner. By removing the edge burrs we reduce the chance of someone getting hurt.We can remove our sharp edges with a manual deburring tool, [...]
Why do carbide end mills break or wear out?
Why do carbide end mills break or wear out?When speaking with most our customers, they request to solve one or two problems with their end mills. They either break the cutting edge on their tool or the edge wears out prematurely.Up next we’ll show you 8 causes of this 2 problems and their possible solutions.Breakage:Wear:
Toggle Clamps: Holding capacity & clamping force
Toggle Clamps: Holding capacity & clamping forceToggle clamps have specifications in terms of holding capacity and clamping force. It’s important to distinguish the difference between these two concepts and to know how they are measured in order to make the best decision when choosing clamps for each application. [...]
High Speed Steel vs Carbide
Just like High Speed Steel replaced Carbon Steel, Carbide is now being used more and more for end mills and drill bits. Even so, HSS blades and drill bits are used in certain important niches for metal cutting applications. There are many ways to make HSS cutting tools efficient and economical without sacrificing cutting speeds, [...]
Why is aluminum difficult to machine.
Why is aluminum difficult to machine. We know that machining aluminum is not as simple as it seems. There are many grades and for each one there are different machining techniques that can be applied. To begin we will review the different grades of aluminum and from this we will give some recommendations of types of [...]
How fast can you produce a thread?
How fast can you produce a thread?The quality of the thread and the performance of the tap will be affected by the RPM we used while making the thread. RPM is a function of perimeter speed (typically in meters or feet per minute). Most tapping suppliers have their tables to convert the perimeter speed to RPM.The optimum speed to produce a [...]