Kosmo Stories

What Skills And Training Does A Machinist Need?

March 16, 2017


The role of a machinist is very important for ensuring all metal components and parts are produced and designed in a manner that conforms to the highest industry quality standards. Also, the machining process has to be managed safely and reliably to avoid the possibility of injuries in the workplace,…

New Services at Kosmo Machine

February 23, 2017

dry ice steam

The Dry Ice Blasting program is now up and running at our Sandston facility. This is leading edge technology in the part cleaning business. We now provide integrated on-going cleaning and inspection services 7 days per week. Advantages of the Dry Ice process include: No water No additional solvents No…

Litter Pickup

February 8, 2017

litter pickup

Thanks to our employees who participated in our litter pickup session last Saturday. We appreciate your help with keeping Henrico Beautiful!  

What Kinds Of Tools Does A Machinist Use?

February 8, 2017

machinist tools

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…

What is CNC Milling?

January 27, 2017


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…

What is CNC Turning?

January 17, 2017

cnc turning

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…

What is a CNC Machine?

December 19, 2016

cnc machine

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…

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…

Nashville Design2Part show on November 9-10, 2016

November 4, 2016

parts milled

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…

Continuous Improvement

September 10, 2016

career graphic

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…