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Zero-Point Workholding: What Does it Do, and is it Worth the Cost?

People have used SMED, or Single-Minute Exchange of Die, for more than five decades. Is your shop one of them? Since you're reading this, we're guessing not. But hold on, you say. We don't have any dies here. Our shop...

Gateway Community & Technical College and KENT USA®: Computerized Manufacturing & Machining (CMM) Program Training

Gateway Community & Technical College in Florence, KY is one of 16 colleges working to bring better lives to all Kentucky citizens as part of the Kentucky Community & Technical College System (KCTCS).  KCTCS offers an abundance of workforce-ready education & and...

Mountainland Technical College and KENT USA®: Precision Machining Program Training

KENT USA® and Mountainland Technical College (MTECH) have enjoyed a longstanding partnership. For some time now, KENT USA® has supplied high-quality machines for the first-rate Precision Machining Program at the Lehi, Utah campus. These machines play a critical role in...

Why KENT USA® Machines are the Go-To Choice for Technical Schools

Why KENT USA® Machines are the Go-To Choice for Technical Schools As technical education continues to evolve, the need for advanced and reliable equipment becomes increasingly important. Technical schools are tasked with preparing students for successful careers in a variety...

Machine Tool Technology Programs are More Successful with the Right Equipment

Given the ongoing skilled labor shortage, everyone knows the importance of machine tool technology training. That need will only grow as more manufacturing returns to the United States. And yet, many vocational-technical schools have outdated equipment. Updating manual lathes, mills,...

Starting a Machine Shop? It’s Not as Hard as You Might Think

Most machinists with a few years under their belt have at least toyed with the idea of starting a machine shop. It’s a lot to think about. It’s also a bit scary. Where will you get the money? How about...

Down to the Wire: Think Wire EDM is Only for Tool and Die? Think again.

Cut thin to win. That’s what my uncle used to say. He was talking about the card game Cribbage, not wire EDM, yet the adage holds true either way. That’s because Wire EDM (WEDM) uses ultra-thin wire from 0.1 to...

Things You’ve Always Wanted To Know About Sinker EDM

A Few Of The Things You Always Wanted To Know About Sinker EDM But Were Afraid To Ask... Sinker EDM is an improbable machining process. It relies on high-voltage electrical current to remove material, so there’s no direct contact between...

Top 3 In-Demand EDMs of 2021

We've had a surge of orders for EDMs since the beginning of 2021! Most of our customers love us for our other lines of conventional and CNC machines. Our relatively smaller (but growing) set of EDM fans also love us for our: Proven and trusted...

Sinker EDM: Burning Where No EDM Has Burned Before

Sinker EDM: Burning Where No EDM Has Burned Before Sinker EDM is a seemingly magical process. For example, what other machining technology can cut square internal corners, deep ribs and pockets, and paper-thin slots, all using a simple chunk of...

Eroding Confidence: Wire EDM Is Easier Than You Think

Do you send work out to wire EDM houses? For instance, close tolerance through-holes? Narrow slots and keyways? Long, complex part profiles, or micro-sized cutouts? These are just a few examples of the parts and part features where wire EDM shines....

Compact and Cost-Effective EDM from Kent USA

Compact and cost-effective, the WSi-200 electric discharge machine boasts high-precision mold machining with special sixth axis/rotation that is ideal for aerospace technology, IC electronics and medical high technology applications.  It can accommodate workpieces up to 22 x 19 x 5...

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