The machining is the set of industrial processes (cutting, marking, pressing, drilling, etc.) made in a piece of raw material (usually metallic, but can also be ceramic, wood or plastic, among others) to give it a shape and final size desired by filing the excess material in a controlled manner.
It is made from semi-finished products such as ingots, bars or other pieces previously formed by other processes such as molding or forging.
Its objective is to transform pieces of raw material by eliminating the remaining material in a controlled manner until they are given the final shape and size ready for manufacturing.
From Tmecavirco we have the most precise and efficient machinery to carry out our machining of precision parts … and also for the repair of more complex parts. For us, machining is one of the most important sections, that’s why we care about having competitive machines to satisfy our customers.
Turning: Turning consists of rotating the workpiece as the main movement, and is usually done on the lathes (the machine is the one that makes the forward movement, when holding on the head or fixing the piece between the centering points, and also the one that makes the cutting movement with one or several tools, which are pushed towards the surface of the piece).
Milling: Milling consists of making or polishing holes through the movement of a rotating tool with several cutting edges called a milling cutter (which is the one that makes the cutting movement, while the piece makes the forward movement, fixed on the table) . The milling is usually carried out with milling machines, but it can also be done with lathes or drills.
Drilling: Drilling is an operation in which a drill makes or polishes holes of the same diameter and the desired depth (the piece is the one that makes the cutting movement, rotary, and also the one that makes the forward movement, linearly ). The drilling is usually done by milling machines, drills or lathes.
There are other types of operations that are included in the machining, but strictly speaking they are not, since they do not involve removal of material, such as pressing, brushing or threading, for example.