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Manual Lathe Operation: Three Ways to Avoid Part Deflection

Manual Lathe Operation: Three Ways to Avoid Part Deflection Manual lathe operation can be challenging work. Extend any workpiece more than three to four times its diameter from the chuck and you’re asking for deflection. The result is chatter, leading...

Kent USA Celebrates 40th Year

In 1979, Kent Industrial USA Inc started with a line of precision surface grinders focused on delivering quality, value, and service to the metal working industry from small job shops to large manufacturing enterprises. Today, the company offers conventional and...

Get to the Point: Four Tips for Single-Point Threading

Get to the Point: Four Tips for Single-Point Threading Single-point threading is among the more challenging of all turning operations. Cutting pressures are high, tool life often poor, and the line between a good part and one bound for the...

Get a Grip: Five Ways to Improve Lathe Workholding, Part II

Get a Grip: Five Ways to Improve Lathe Workholding, Part II As mentioned in the previous blog post, 3-jaw chucks rank among the most important lathe accessories for anyone who turns parts for a living. In fact, even calling them...

Get a Grip: Five Ways to Improve Lathe Workholding, Part I

Get a Grip: Five Ways to Improve Lathe Workholding, Part I Of all the accessories found on any engine lathe or tool room lathe, the 3-jaw chuck is easily the most important; unfortunately, it’s also quite often the least appreciated....

Listening to Maudslay – A Look at the Kent USA CSM-1440 CNC Lathe

It’s tough to beat a good engine lathe. For many shop owners, it was the first machine they purchased, quite possibly a two-fer deal that included a knee mill and a band saw. And if it was a good one,...

Cylindrical Grinding’s Alive and Well

Cylindrical grinding is one of the oldest of all machining technologies. Though credit for its invention remains a bit fuzzy, most attribute development of the first production grinding machine to Charles Norton (ironically, not the same Norton of grinding wheel...

From Manual to CNC

A manual knee mill is a bit like Sally, the golden retriever you’ve had since she was a pup. You’re with her every day. She’s hard working and you know what to expect from her. And even though getting Sally...

Motiv Space Systems: Out of this World Manufacturing

At Kent USA, we take great pride in the quality and level of service we provide to our customers. Our customers have expressed their opinions on the machine tools we offer: Scott Vanderzyl, Principal Manufacturing Engineer at Motiv Space Systems,...

Full Range of Automatic Surface Grinders

For grinding operations, surface grinding is the most common. The machine is used to produce a smooth accurate finish on either metallic or nonmetallic materials to give them a more refined look by removing the oxide layer and impurities on...

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Kent Industrial USA, Inc.
1231 Edinger Avenue
Tustin CA 92780 USA
1.800.KENT.USA
+1.714.258.8526
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