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Published: 3/30/2009

Video: Drilling 0.020-Inch Holes In Stainless Steel Aerospace Part
 This footage on a small drilling machining also includes machining with full-size tools in the same cycle.

Published: 2/6/2009

Video: Understanding The Role Of L:D Ratio In Micromachining
When milling with tiny tools, changing the length-to-diameter ratio can significantly change the cutting parameters it is possible to achieve.

Published: 1/27/2009

Plunge-And-Sweep For Finishing Corners
Machining animation from Boeing illustrates effective techniques for titanium workpieces.

Published: 1/27/2009

Finishing A Pocket Floor In Titanium
Machining animation from Boeing illustrates effective techniques for titanium workpieces. This simulation also shows finishing of the floor of the pocket.

Published: 1/27/2009

Finishing Walls In Titanium
Machining animation from Boeing illustrates effective techniques for titanium workpieces. This video shows material machined out of the corners prior to finishing.

Published: 1/7/2009

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.

Published: 1/7/2009

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.

Published: 1/7/2009

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.

Published: 1/5/2009

Side Turn-Milling Of A Massive Crankshaft
This video footage showing the machining of a massive crankshaft suggests some of the possibilities of turn-milling. Not all shops realize possibilities such as this even on their own smaller-scale turn-mill equipment.

Published: 8/22/2008

Hole Making: Combination Tools
This video demonstrates hole making. Hole making often involves sequential operations such as drill-then-tap. Combination tools that perform these operations simultaneously can eliminate tool changes, saving cycle time. Many combination tools ca...

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