CNC Machining Blog - Tips and Tricks for Machinists

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Posts about Turning (2):

Introduction to CNC Mill-Turn Technology

Mike Cope Mon, May 13, 2013
Introduction to CNC Mill-Turn Technology

On a regular basis I am asked to explain something pertaining to live-tool machining on a lathe, or "mill-turn," as it is commonly referred to in the industry. Even people with a CNC turning background are sometimes a little confused, especially in the areas of tooling and when the use of an additional Y-axis is necessary.

In this article, I will shine some light on the basics of live-tool machining and the application of the optional Y-axis.

Rotary Broach: How to drill a square hole

Mike Cope Fri, Mar 08, 2013
Rotary Broach: How to drill a square hole

Is it possible to drill a square hole? Many will snicker at this age-old question and say, “Of course you can’t drill a square hole!” Well, it turns out you most certainly can drill a square hole… and a rectangular hole, and a hexagon shaped hole, a hole with splines, double keyways the list goes on and on!

The Hurco blog - an introduction

Mike Cope Wed, Oct 17, 2012
The Hurco blog - an introduction

​Hello, and welcome to the Hurco blog. I will be updating and posting something new each week on a variety of different subject matter: high-speed and 5-axis machining, workholding, the latest control technologies, and Hurco tips-and-tricks…just to name a few.

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