High Speed Machining

High speed machining typically refers to making light milling passes at high spindle speed and feed rate to achieve a high metal removal rate. This practice can be effective for machining intricate core and cavity geometries in mold machining, and for quickly machining large, complex aircraft structural components out of solid blocks of aluminum.

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Starrag Tech Days Highlight Turbine Technology Applications

A visit to Starrag headquarters in Roschacherberg, Switzerland during the company's 2018 technology days revealed new equipment, tools, technologies and machining strategies for turbine manufacturing. 

MMS Looks Back: 1990s - High-Speed Strategies for a High-Speed World

Amid rapid advances in information technology, machines and tools designed for more powerful controls and more capable software enabled shops of the 1990s to mill faster than ever before. This story is part of our 90th anniversary series.

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For all its focus on machines, cutters, parameters and tool paths, an expo hosted by Methods Machine Tools demonstrated that competitive hard milling increasingly requires looking beyond the workzone and even beyond traditional machining.



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High Speed Milling: A Competitive Necessity

The use of high speed milling in moldmaking shops is no longer viewed as merely providing a firm with a competitive advantage. It is a disruptive...

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