Custom Fabrication and Welding News

What is 5 Axis CNC Machining?

Posted by Ken Brakefield on Feb 16 2017

CNC (Computer Numerical Control) machining refers to the process of removing material with high-speed precision machines that make use of a wide range of cutting tools.

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Why CNCs Are Far Superior to the Average PC

Posted by Ken Brakefield on Jan 30 2017

As you might expect, computers are the brains every state-of-the-art automated machine tool. Some companies choose to run the controlling software on run-of-the-mill personal computers (PCs) but more forward looking ones turn to the best product for the job, computer numerical controls (CNCs). The latter offers some significant advantages over standard computers. Here are just three of the most important to recognize.

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Plasma vs. Laser vs. Water Cutting

Posted by Ken Brakefield on Apr 22 2016

Plasma, laser or water cutting? Nearly everyone involved with metal fabrication has come across this question. However, there’s no definitive answer. It all depends on what you value most. To solve this dilemma, here is a breakdown of the economic and technical aspects of the main metal cutting solutions.

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Swanton Welding Increases Automation with New CNC Drill Line

Posted by Steve Clymer on Mar 17 2016

Swanton Welding's production capabilities have just increased with the addition of a second Ficep CNC Drill Line. Our machine, the Ficep 1003 DDVB VanGuard from Italy, is one of only a few in the midwest. Considering just a short list of the machine’s key features is enough to prove that the addition of this machine will allow Swanton Welding's level automation, as well as our ability to serve our customers, to increase.   


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