High Speed Machining

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Published: 6/14/2006

Cut Faster To Save Energy Cost
High speed machining and other control-related technologies offer real potential for reduced energy costs.

Published: 5/3/2006

Thinking Big
This shop specifies large machine tools for the machining possibilities of the future. To prepare for the feed rates the shop expects to use one day, the latest large gantry mills apply linear motors on all three linear axes.

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: 3/2/2006

Practical Tips For High Speed Machining Of Dies And Molds
In die/mold work, the programmer can make the HSM process dramatically more effective. Here are some tips.

Published: 9/9/2005

Chatter Control For The Rest Of Us
This shop finds stable milling speeds quickly using a systematic pattern of test cuts.

Published: 9/9/2005

Understanding Jerk Control
What does "jerk" refer to, and where does it fit into machine performance?

Published: 9/9/2005

Self-Improving CNC
This control feature lets a CNC running the same part several times get better and faster with each attempt.

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.

Published: 3/15/2005

The Mold Consultant
This mold maker saves customers time and money by getting involved early in the design of molded parts.

Published: 3/8/2005

Who's Afraid To Cut To Zero?
Most U.S. mold shops still leave extra stock on the cores and cavities of the molds they machine. This practice is unnecessary and wasteful, say proponents of advanced machining technology.