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Published: 2/12/2010

Dial Down or Dial Up?
Vibration analysis may be the machining center’s missing piece. If you haven’t performed this analysis on your high speed machine, you probably don’t know what the machine can do.

Published: 2/12/2010

The Promise of "High Cube" Machining
Tool paths and a new tool design provide an alternative to high speed machining for achieving high metal removal rates in hard metals on lighter-duty machines.

Published: 2/8/2010

When to Mill Keeps Changing
Technology improvements steadily expand the range of tool and die parts that justify high speed machining.

Published: 12/10/2009

Max-Flute Solid Carbide End Mill
(Sponsored Content) MAG’s CYCLO CUT cutting tool line introduces the Max-Flute solid carbide end mill. The Max-Flute technology delivers a step-change in machining of a broad spectrum of jet engine components in both titanium and nickel alloys. MAG’...

Published: 10/28/2009

Cutters Compress To Effectively Machine Composites
The combined up-cut and down-cut spiral flutes on these cutters compress layered composites to prevent delamination during machining.

Published: 10/13/2009

(Sponsored Content) CYCLO CUT cutting tools offer integral shank HSK63A end mills for use in high speed machining of large aluminum structural components. Integral design allows indexable cutting while running at high RPM’s, and much higher cutting ...

Published: 7/24/2009

Using Small End Mills In Steel Without Breaking
A reader wants to mill with small tools on a straightforward VMC used for full-sized work. MMS Online’s micromachining expert offers advice.

Published: 7/24/2009

How Do You Get The Cutting Parameters Right For Small End Mills?
A reader recently asked about speed, feed rate and depth of cut when using small tools in steel.

Published: 4/29/2009

What Is The Best Way To Machine A Deep, Narrow Pocket In Titanium?
Boeing’s answer to a reader question emphasizes the use of high-feed milling tools.

Published: 4/6/2009

How Scalable is Machining?
Tiny tools don’t behave like big tools do. One researcher explains why.