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A rigid machine and hard cutting edge are the beginning. Other considerations relate to system rigidity and keeping the cutting force steady.
Form tools are traditionally associated with non-CNC machines, but in certain applications they make sense on modern machines as well.
This company is embracing high-performance tooling on its turning centers. The "sticker shock" is no reason not to do this. In one case, though, the shop found a way to limit the cost of the tool and increase productivity at the same time.
The strength of part-off tools is shown in demos whereby they part off a railroad rail and sledge hammer head. Talk about significant interrupted cuts…
Maximizing productivity in rough turning operations requires a balance of trade-offs between the properties of the cutting tool substrate and the characteristics of its chipbreaker geometry.
While five-edged grooving and parting inserts are not new, here’s an economical solution for parting diameters as large as 40 mm. This alternative to the standard circlip-type grooving system offers five cutting edges with fast indexing from either side.
The strength of part-off tools is shown in demonstrations whereby they part off a railroad rail and sledge hammer head. Talk about significant interrupted cuts…
Chris Koepfer (editor)
What is the real cost of choosing standard or customized tooling if time is money and efficiency translates into profits? It’s a question many shops face regularly.