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How 3+2 Saves Tools

A machining center capable of reorienting the part enables the shop to machine compound-angle features more efficiently.

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A machining center capable of reorienting the part enables the shop to machine compound-angle features more efficiently.

The case for 3 2 machining generally focuses on setup time. Using a machining center that can freely reorient the part (or reorient the spindle relative to the part) can reduce the number of setups needed for a part with complex features. However, another case for 3 2 machining focuses on cutting tool savings.

Rezmin Tool & Die has seen these savings. With its own 3 2 machining center, being able to tilt the part lets the shop reach recessed features with short tools instead of long ones. Not only are the shorter tools less expensive, but they are more rigid, so they run with less chatter. Tool life is longer.

Read about Rezmin’s machine tool investments here. In addition, see this video of 3 2 machining at another shop, Eifel Mold & Engineering.