HIGH SPEED MACHINING

Die/Mold

Where New Machines And Methods Overshadow The Old

Eclipse Mold makes a good case for high-end machining centers as the basis for effectively machining to zero.
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Die/Mold

Cutting To The Model

This mold shop's cutting tool strategies help it eliminate hand spotting altogether by machining complex molds directly to the CAD model.
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CAD/CAM

CAM Software Is The Driving Force

Doug Noxell knew he had the right software for machining to zero, so he created a shop to add the rest of the capability.
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Aerospace

Everything Changes

Through a sweeping transition to high speed machining, a Maryland contract shop realizes its goal of same-day, "in by 9, out by 5" turnaround.
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Cutting Tools

Cutting Tools For High Speed Milling Of Aluminum

Go with the flow—chip flow, that is. The uninterrupted flow of the soft aluminum chip determines the design of the end mills that Metlfab uses.
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CNC & Machine Controls

Cut Faster To Save Energy Cost

High speed machining and other control-related technologies offer real potential for reduced energy costs.
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Die/Mold

Thinking Big

This shop specifies large machine tools for the machining possibilities of the future. To prepare for the feed rates the shop expects to use one day, the latest large gantry mills apply linear motors on all three linear axes.
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VMCs

The Hard Milling Imperative

Hard milling allows mold components to be machined in the hardened state, thus skipping several expensive and time-consuming processes such as electrical discharge machining and hand polishing. 
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Die/Mold

Practical Tips For High Speed Machining Of Dies And Molds

In die/mold work, the programmer can make the HSM process dramatically more effective. Here are some tips.
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Die/Mold

Chatter Control For The Rest Of Us

This shop finds stable milling speeds quickly using a systematic pattern of test cuts.
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