High Speed Machining

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Published: 1/1/2003

The Overhang Effect
The length by which the tool extends from the toolholder is a variable that can be used to 'tune' the machining process. Contrary to what you may expect, increasing the tool's L:D ratio may reduce chatter and result in more productive milling.

Published: 12/15/2002

High Speed Machining, Italian Style
One of the highlights of BI-MU, Italy's recent biennial machine tool show, was the number of innovative machine tools (and related technology) focusing on high speed machining.

Published: 10/15/2002

Increasing Torque For A High Speed Spindle
Torque, not power, is the most important characteristic for determining the cutting performance of a spindle. Increasing spindle torque for a high speed machining center ultimately affects not only the choice of spindle but also the design of the ma...

Published: 9/15/2002

Automating The Mold Shop
This shop produces dies and molds around the clock 7 days a week, yet most of the time no one is there.

Published: 9/15/2002

High Speed Machining Of Dies And Molds (Revisited)
A new machine may not be needed— just changes in the process.

Published: 5/15/2002

When Faster Is Better
A German mold maker expands operations from Europe to America on the wings of high speed machining.

Published: 2/15/2002

High Speed And Torque: One Spindle Drive
Most metalcutting operations divide into one of two processing camps. First is the need to remove large volumes of material using high depth of cut and relatively slower feeds and speeds. On the other end of the spectrum is high speed machining, whi...

Published: 1/15/2002

Better HSM For Big Parts
'High speed machining' is accepted and commonplace in many shops. HSM is so widely used, in fact, that its acceptance is beginning to affect the design of machine tools.

Published: 12/15/2001

High Speed In Simultaneous Five-Axis Machining
In mold and die work, simultaneous five-axis machining is a proven technology, as is high speed machining (HSM). High speed simultaneous five-axis machining, however, is still a pioneering development.

Published: 10/15/2001

Pushbutton Die Making
High speed milling let this automotive forging company reverse a decades-old practice and bring die making back in house.