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Optimal Milling Strategy For Entering Material From The Side

These animations show why an arc in the same direction as tool rotation is effective. The strategy is relevant for entering material from the edge, as well as for pocketing.


Video: 56-Percent Productivity Increase By Reducing Chatter

The video compares a milling pass that chatters to one that is stable. Because the stable speed permits greater depth of cut, productivity increases.


Video: Finish-Milling Titanium With A 20-Flute End Mill

A tool with many flutes can be effective for achieving a productive metal removal rate in titanium, where speed and chip load are constrained. See how quickly the chips accumulate in this video.


Video: Basics of Thin Wall Machining

To mill thin walls in aluminum using fast light cuts, machine on alternating sides of the wall all the way down, jumping the wall with each new pass.


Through-Spindle Dust Collection For Composites And Graphite

A vacuum system for the machining center draws particulate through the center of the tool.


End Mill Comparisons in CFRP, Part 1 - Carbide Tool

Video shows the performance of coated carbide, diamond-coated, PCD and veined PCD tools in carbon fiber reinforced plastic. Part one in a four-part series.


End Mill Comparisons in CFRP, Part 2 - Diamond-Coated Tool

Video shows the performance of coated carbide, diamond-coated, PCD and veined PCD tools in carbon fiber reinforced plastic. Part two in a four-part series.


End Mill Comparisons in CFRP, Part 3 - Conventional PCD Tool

Video shows the performance of coated carbide, diamond-coated, PCD and veined PCD tools in carbon fiber reinforced plastic. Part three in a four-part series.


End Mill Comparisons in CFRP, Part 4 - Veined PCD Tool

Video shows the performance of coated carbide, diamond-coated, PCD and veined PCD tools in carbon fiber reinforced plastic. Part four in a four-part series.


Five-Axis Trimming Of Composites

Here is video of the five-axis motion required to trim a relatively simple composite component.


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