High Speed Machining

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Published: 3/20/2008

No Need For Speed
In this shop, high speed machining makes sense at 4,000 rpm. While the disciplines the shop put in place made a new 15,000-rpm profiler dramatically more productive, high speed machining would have remained valuable even if the new machine never cam...

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: 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: 1/12/2007

For Mold Shops, Machining To Zero Means There Is Nothing To Hold Them Back
Advanced machining technology enables mold shops to produce cores and cavities without leaving extra stock. Following this trend of “machining to zero” will help make mold production more competitive.

Published: 1/11/2007

Where New Machines And Methods Overshadow The Old
Eclipse Mold makes a good case for high-end machining centers as the basis for effectively machining to zero.

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.