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Workholding That Works for Jesel

The maker of racing engine components produces parts that have many permutations within each product line. Here is how Jesel sets up work for cost-effective, responsive machining.


Video: Cryogenic Machining of Titanium

Through-tool liquid nitrogen turns the tool into a heat sink, extending tool life.


Video: Machining Long Parts Through a Small Machining Center

Video from Chiron America demonstrates the company’s Multi-Profile System, which combines a machining center with in-feed and out-feed accessories so that the compact machine can mill and drill long parts.


Milling with Air

... not to mention grinding with air. Thanks to high speed spindles powered by shop air, this job shop expands the work its VMCs can do.


Hard Milling Isn’t Just High Speed Machining

Milling complex forms in hardened tool steel involves more than just fast, light cuts, says this maker of medical-related injection molds. Here are some of the ingredients of an effective hard milling process.


Video: Getting the Most Out of Your Standard Spindle

High spindle speed is not needed for high productivity, particularly with the right choice of cutting tool types. Techniques described in this tutorial video relate to plunge roughing, high feed milling and slotting.


Video: Milling Inconel 718 Efficiently Without a Heavy Machine

This video of machining Inconel at a fast metal removal rate shows the effect of constant-engagement-angle milling.


Video: Milling Titanium 6-4 Efficiently Without a Heavy Machine

This video of machining titanium at a fast metal removal rate shows the effect of constant-engagement-angle milling.


Video: Getting the Most Out of Your High Speed Spindle

Here is an introduction to machining center spindles designed for high speeds, with practical tips for using these high speed spindles effectively.


Video: Balancing Tools And Toolholders

This video provides both the argument and methodology for performing offline balancing of tool/toolholder assemblies for high speed machining centers.


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