November 2018 Product Spotlight: Cleaning and Deburring
This month’s Modern Equipment Review Spotlight focuses on equipment used to finish parts by removing burrs, oils and other contaminants.
The image gallery above, based on Modern Machine Shop magazine’s Modern Equipment Review Spotlight, features a variety of finishing equipment for deburring and cleaning finished parts. Several of these technologies were displayed at IMTS 2018 in September. Swipe through the gallery for details, and follow the caption links for more information about each item.
Cutting holes by interpolating a face milling cutter may be a better process choice for many rough and even finish boring operations. Software improvements and better cutter designs allow expanding use of the versatile face mill for hole making.
Running rotary milling cutters at the proper speeds and feeds is critical to obtaining long tool life and superior results, and a good place to start is with the manufacturer's recommendations. These formulas and tips provide useful guidelines.
Creating threaded holes in titanium alloys calls for proper techniques based on an understanding of both the properties of these materials and the peculiarities of the tapping process.