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Stainless Steel Finishes

Stainless Steel Finishes

Raw Stainless Finishes Wet painting, powder coating, and plating, as mentioned in our previous article, can create the desire appearance of a stainless steel part. Stainless steel can also be mechanically treated to create different appearances without further...
Top Ten Articles of 2018

Top Ten Articles of 2018

Here are the 10 most popular Tips of the Trade posts from 2018! Case (Surface) Hardening versus Through Hardening of SteelLaser Cutting Machines and CapabilitiesMachine Shops in Knoxville, TNPowder Coat vs. Wet Paint vs. PlatingPEM® Fasteners10 Tips to Help Control...
What is chatter in milling?

What is chatter in milling?

What is chatter? One issue that machinists face when milling is chatter. Chatter occurs when the tool, toolholder, and spindle vibrate at the resonant frequency of the assembly. It generates a loud, dissonant noise. The vibration of the assembly leaving visible waves...
What is machining?

What is machining?

MachiningAs the name “Axis Fabrication and Machine Co” suggests, our company can be broken down into two parts: fabrication and machining. For more information about what metal fabrication is, read our article on the subject. Additionally, machining is any process in...
What is metal fabrication?

What is metal fabrication?

Metal Fabrication Metal fabrication is the building of metal structures by cutting, bending, and assembling processes. The basic process of any fabricated part is designing, building, finishing and assembling. Design conceptualizes, creates, or analyzes an exact part...