When working with our partners and customers, we get the chance to see all kinds of metalworking scenarios, from the most common to the hard-to-fathom prototype. We often discover valuable strategies and techniques along the way and love sharing some of those learnings in the pages of the industry’s most trusted publications.
Micromachining, cutting where the volume of chips produced with each tool path is very small, is not a high-speed operation in relation to chip load per tooth. Rather, it involves a high spindle speed due to cutter diameter. The part may be physically larger, but details of the part require ultra-small profiles achieved only by micromachining. In other words, micromachining is not limited in scope to only miniature parts.
Sure, there are 15 new geometries—including flat-tip and radius micro engraving mills, TC2 high-performance drills from 3xD to 30xD and pilot/step drills—but, Volume 2 of the Sphinx High Precision Cutting Tools catalog is much more than product listings.