High Speed Machining

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Published: 8/1/2001

The Starting Point
Speed is just the first step. Using that speed effectively may require changes to your assumptions about machining.

Published: 8/1/2001

The Efficiency Effect
Using machining centers that might otherwise mill electrodes, this Minnesota mold shop does its cutting directly in steel. The streamlined process has exceeded expectations and yielded a striking increase in sales.

Published: 8/1/2001

Processing The Process
The high speed horizontal machining centers in this manufacturing cell represent a very efficient process for machining cast iron transmission cases. How the crew runs and maintains this cell represents a very efficient process for making this cell ...

Published: 8/1/2001

Getting The Time Out Of Titanium
For Boeing engineers successful at high speed machining of aluminum, the next step is to mill faster in a more constraining metal.

Published: 8/1/2001

Prescription For Success
For an Ontario mold shop, higher cutting speeds meet the challenge of producing optical-quality surfaces.

Published: 8/1/2001

Standard Jobs Beyond Standard Speed
This job shop is defining the role of extremely high spindle speed in variable-volume, variable-part-number production.

Published: 7/15/2001

Going Beyond Three-Axis Milling
In its quest for greater moldmaking efficiency, this shop added fourth- and fifth-axis positioning mills and is about to buy its first continuous five-axis mill.

Published: 4/15/2001

The Fluid Transition
A watershed moment in spindle evolution? For the latest generation of high speed spindles used in milling, spindle makers look beyond traditional bearings.

Published: 1/15/2001

Maximum Aluminum
Speed changes the rules. To maximize metal removal rate with a high speed spindle, follow some fundamental tooling considerations and mill at just the right rpm.

Published: 4/15/2000

What's Possible At 10,000 RPM
High-value work doesn’t have to demand a high-cost machine tool.