11/10/2010

Video: Hard Pocket Milling

Facebook Share Icon LinkedIn Share Icon Twitter Share Icon Share by EMail icon Print Icon

Relieved end mills and pre-machining of corners are two important considerations for accurate pocket machining in hard steel.

Loading the player ...


Share

Facebook Share Icon LinkedIn Share Icon Twitter Share Icon Share by EMail icon Print Icon

Related Suppliers

This tutorial from video contributor Todd Schuett discusses some of the keys to accurate milling of pockets in hard steel. The specific application involves milling of slide pockets at Allcraft Mold in Schaumburg, Illinois. The video explains the importance of relieved end mills and pre-machining of corners, and also gives various other tips for precise pocket machining.
 

RELATED CONTENT

  • The Progress of a Progressive Die Maker

    This shop sees no long-term threat in the reality of lower prices. Machine tool investments related to various die components allow the shop to use skilled labor more efficiently.

  • Hard Milling Isn’t Just High Speed Machining

    Milling complex forms in hardened tool steel involves more than just fast, light cuts, says this maker of medical-related injection molds. Here are some of the ingredients of an effective hard milling process.

  • Cutting Tool Edge Prep: The Invisible Advantage

    Edge preparation involves removing material from a cutting tool in order to extend its life. That may sound counterintuitive, but a maker of glass molds says edge prep has dramatically reduced the amount it spends on tools.