High Speed Machining

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Published: 1/1/2008

High Speed Machining ... Without The Speed
Axial chip thinning is often associated with high speed machining, but this shop uses the same effect to increase metal removal rate with a standard-size end mill run on a moderate-speed machine.

Published: 12/17/2007

Detecting and Correcting Unbalance in Toolholders for High Speed Machining
This white paper from American Hofmann Corporation examines the relationship between unbalance and toolholders used in high speed machining centers. The paper looks at sources of unbalance, effects of unbalance, correcting the unbalance and determin...

Published: 9/4/2007

High Speed Machining Without The Fast Spindle
Relying on axial chip thinning lets a larger-diameter tool realize some of the benefits of high speed machining even if the machine's spindle speed is low.

Published: 1/19/2007

From Mold Making To Mold Manufacturing
Pro Mold had to change its entire shop culture to make the move to “net machining.” The experience made the company stronger.

Published: 1/10/2007

Cutting To The Model
This mold shop's cutting tool strategies help it eliminate hand spotting altogether by machining complex molds directly to the CAD model.

Published: 1/10/2007

CAM Software Is The Driving Force
Doug Noxell knew he had the right software for machining to zero, so he created a shop to add the rest of the capability.

Published: 10/11/2006

Everything Changes
Through a sweeping transition to high speed machining, a Maryland contract shop realizes its goal of same-day, "in by 9, out by 5" turnaround.

Published: 10/9/2006

Cutting Tools For High Speed Milling Of Aluminum
Go with the flow—chip flow, that is. The uninterrupted flow of the soft aluminum chip determines the design of the end mills that Metlfab uses.

Published: 3/2/2006

The Hard-Milling Imperative
A job shop that specializes in hard milling shows why this technique is becoming indispensable for mold manufacturers. Hard milling allows mold components to be machined in the hardened state, thus skipping several expensive and time-consuming proce...

Published: 9/9/2005

Ten Questions About Chatter
If you want to use a high speed milling spindle to machine aggressively, then information about chatter should be more than just background noise. Here are some basics.