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Exploring the: High Speed Machining Zone


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Control Package Helps Speed Production

After cutting precision parts in one third of the original time, Task Force Tips was able to justify its initial investment in an Index automatic production lathe fitted with a Siemens control package.


Inserts Withstand Heavy, High-Feed Cuts

Swapping standard button inserts for a new grade from Ingersoll helped this manufacturer of downhole oil-drilling equipment double throughput on a troublesome arbor milling job in hardened steel.


Tool for Shallow, High-Feed Cuts Speeds Roughing

“Feed fast, cut shallow.” This strategy, in combination with a cutting tool specifically designed to take advantage of it—the Power Feed+ from Ingersoll—enabled this shop to reduce cycle time on a tough prototyping job by a factor of five and increa...


High Speed Electric Spindle Rigidity Helps Company Meet Quality Challenges

High spindle speed is a necessity for this engraving company, but the rigidity of the spindle is another major factor in achieving quality engraved numbers, letters, logos or other characters.


High Speed Spindle Helps Mold Maker Stay Ahead

In the competitive arena of moldmaking, shops must produce molds quickly and within tolerance to remain profitable and attract new business. Technological advances in high speed spindles, sophisticated programming methods and high-performance cuttin...


High Speed Machining Cuts Moldmaking Cycle Time

The moldmaking department of a manufacturing company demands the same skill and attention to detail as an independent moldmaker does. However, the manufacturing company puts more emphasis on throughput and versatility from moldmaking machines to ens...


High Speed Spindles Provide Focus For Single-Machine Piston Production

Focus:HOPE is a non-profit Detroit organization that teaches manufacturing skills from basic machining through CNC operations and also offers associate's and bachelor's degrees through the organization's Center for Advanced Technologies.


Boosting Machine Output While Using Fewer Toolholders

Toolholder distortion can impede machining operations, especially if the toolholder walls collapse during high speed operation. All sorts of problems can result, from cutting tool breakage and loss of the machined parts to costly damage of the machi...


Bringing Toolholders Up To Speed

For the Wichita, Kansas, division of aircraft manufacturer Boeing, one aspect of effective high speed machining is finding the right balance. The division machines aluminum at speeds ranging from 15,000 to 40,000 rpm. To cut at these high speeds as ...


High Speed Machining Helps Modernize Bulkhead Manufacturing

Raytheon Aircraft recently decided to set the competitive standard rather than follow it. In turn, the company is modernizing its manufacturing plants and processes to ensure continuous improvement.


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