Good Video on Machining Basics
Training somebody with no shop experience? Have them check out this video.
If you’re in the process of training somebody to be a machine operator who has limited or perhaps no shop experience, have them check out this video. The guy does a really good job of conveying a good deal of information related to the basics of how to attack a machining job (cutter selection, chip load, determining speeds/feeds, etc.). He calls it a brain dump, but it’s more helpful than overwhelming.
The maker of racing engine components produces parts that have many permutations within each product line. Here is how Jesel sets up work for cost-effective, responsive machining.
Read what shop owners had to say to someone who wondered whether he should open a very small shop of his own.
This manufacturer’s use of live-tool lathes overcomes labor cost in various ways. One of the latest sources of savings involves bringing another operation—hobbing—into these machines. INCLUDES VIDEO.