Kosmo Stories

What Kinds Of Tools Does A Machinist Use?

February 8, 2017

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A machinist is someone who is tasked with using machine tools to produce or amend metal parts to suit different industrial applications from shipbuilding and power generation use to electric motor components and industrial valve making. Unlike in the past, a machinist is required to work with a certain set of machine tools to cut […]

What is CNC Milling?

January 27, 2017

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Milling is just one of the many crucial machining processes used to shape metals and other materials into the desired shape and dimensions. In milling, a cutting tool which rotates at a high speed is utilized to remove undesired material from the workpiece. The tool is moved at a certain angle with the tool’s axis. […]

What is CNC Turning?

January 17, 2017

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Let’s first work to give an understanding of turning. Turning is a machining process in which the workpiece (like a metal part) is rotated at a high speed, while a cutting tool is used to cut away the parts of the workpiece which aren’t needed. The cutting tool does not rotate, and it moves in […]

What is a CNC Machine?

December 19, 2016

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Machine tools to cut, shear, bore or grind metallic parts for use in the manufacturing sector have existed even before the Industrial Revolution. But early machine tools were driven by hand using levers and gears; later on, electric motors and hydraulic systems were used, and now computers are used to control them. Before understanding a […]

What is a Machine Shop?

December 8, 2016

Interior panoramic of Kosmo Machine

There is some confusion when the term ‘machine shop’ pops up; some people think it is where a machine is produced. However, that’s not true. A machine shop is simply a place, location, building, company or room where machining is carried out. Machining refers to the cutting of raw materials in order to convert them […]

Nashville Design2Part show on November 9-10, 2016

November 4, 2016

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Come see us at the Nashville Design2Part show on November 9-10, 2016. “Attending Trade Shows is one of my favorite parts of the job”, says Mark Hayman, Director of New Business Development. Exhibiting at trade shows is an excellent opportunity for us on the sales team to show what Kosmo can do. In addition to showing […]

Continuous Improvement

September 10, 2016

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We are pleased to congratulate, Anthony and Kyle, our two most recent graduates of the NTMA-U Apprenticeship program. Kosmo is proud to partner with the National Tooling and Machining Association (NTMA) and the Virginia Department of Labor to provide career growth for those who can meet the challenge. Great Job guys – Thank you! The […]

Job Fair

September 3, 2016

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Kosmo Machine Inc. will be holding a job fair at our location on Thursday, Sept. 8th, 2016 from 9AM-4PM. We are seeking to recruit experienced CNC Machinists with Mill and/or Lathe experience. Please note that qualified applicants must have Mill and/or Lathe experience in order to be considered. We are recruiting for 1st and 2nd […]

New Horizontal Machining Center

October 14, 2007

New Mazak Machine being moved

Kosmo Machine recently purchased a new Mazak HCN-8800 Horizontal Machining Center. The world-class machine “provides us with an increased capacity for work pieces. We can now create parts that are up to a 48” cube in size. Previously, we were limited to those jobs that were 36” cube or less,” says Mike Redden, President. “The […]