4+1 Axis machining

multi-axis machining where CNC moves 5 ways, but only 4 ways are simultaneous

5-Axis machining

multi-axis machining where CNC moves all 5 axis move simultaneously

Air Compressors

A machine that takes in air at atmospheric pressure and delivers it at a higher pressure

ATC

Automatic tool changer, places tool in/out of spindle

Bar Feeders

A unit that allows the feeding of bar stock, normally into a lathe machine.

Bending Machines

A machine for bending or forming metal.

Boring

To increase the size of a hole previously made in a work piece.

Bridge Machines

Usually large machines, vertical spindle mounted on a cross rail over a large table that holds the work piece and moves under the rail.

Bridgeport Type Mill

Milling machine manufactured similar or identical to the Bridgeport knee mill.

CAD/CAM

Computer-aided technologies using a computer to aid in the design, analysis, and manufacturing of work pieces.

Chip Conveyors

A mechanical system to move metal debris from the metal removal process.

CNC

Computer Numerical Control

CNC Machining

Manufacturing equipment that removes metal under computer numerical control by making use of several axes and a variety of tools and operations.

CNC Mills

A milling machine that is controlled by a computer.

Collet Chuck

A cone-shaped chuck used for holding cylindrical pieces in a lathe via a collet.

Cutting Tools

Replaceable inserts held in tool holders.

Deburring Machines

Remove burrs from a piece of machined work piece.

Drilling, Drill Press

Produce a hole in something by the use of a drill bit.

EDM

Electrical Discharge Machining

EDM Sinker

Machining by use of an electrically charged electrode to burn the geometry of the electrode into a metal work piece.