Who wouldn’t want to machine at high speeds to increase productivity, save time and money? However, a little like the hare and the tortoise fable, fast can come last when things start to go awry.
So, Jack Kerlin, an Applications Engineer at BIG DAISHOWA, runs us through the necessary equipment and methodology for high-speed machining in this piece featured in the blog section of Gear Technology.
The blog features a few key elements to get right before turning up the speed and expands on the following: –
- Knowing the maximum speed of your spindle
- Exchanging steel tools for carbide or materials like PCD or CBN
- Balance of the tool holder
- Fine boring tools are tolerance-sensitive so the blog suggests some solutions
- Taper considerations
There is a push towards ever greater speeds demanded by new technology and developments and shops try to meet these demands. So hopefully the following link will provide an excellent reference source to increasing your speeds.