The drilling, turning, and milling aspects of machining

Our family owned business serves clients in the UK by offering all kinds of metal products and a range of services. The latter includes nickel alloy machining. We can help clients to create many specialist items to order, with no job being too small or big for us. Our main aim is to offer real value for money. This way, everyone can leave with the right products without breaking the bank.

The trouble with metal fabrication is that it is a broad term. It refers to any procedure that can mould, shape, or cut semi-finished or raw substances to create final products. There are all sorts of operations to choose from here. The process you use will largely depend on the end product you need and metal you work with.

One type of fabrication is machining. It is a popular option because it is also very broad and can offer solutions for lots of issues. Read on to learn more about it and why it could be the right choice for your project.

What is machining?

This is the procedure of shaping metal by getting rid of the undesired material. You can accomplish that in multiple ways, such as milling, turning, and drilling. Sometimes you may need to use all of them to get the right results.

Drilling makes use of a rotary cutting utensil, which is the drill bit, to cut a hole in the metal. Your drill bit shall press against the metal while it is rotating at incredibly high speeds. This will generate a circular hole.

Turning makes use of a lathe for rotating the metal. At the same time, a cutting tool moves linearly to get rid of the metal along the diameter. This produces a cylindrical shape.

Finally, milling uses rotating multi-point cutting tools. They remove material from the workpiece in a progressive fashion until you obtain the necessary shape. There are three ways to do this. Firstly, you can feed the metal slowly into the cutting tool. Or you can move the tool across the stationary metal. The tool and workpiece can also be moved in relation to one another if you need to.

Talk to us to arrange nickel alloy machining services

At Brindley Metals, we work to offer effective and reliable services. When a client needs to arrange machining, we let them know exactly what it is they are paying for. This is part of our commitment to maintaining the highest standards.

So, if you would like to work with us on a project, feel free to get in touch. We can organise lots of services, including nickel alloy machining and solutions for other metals. We either machine the products ourselves or work with our expert partners.

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