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.
Everyone wants to get the most out of their tool holders. While some may take a set it and forget it approach with holders, it’s not recommended, as they have a direct impact on both parts and machinery. Here are some tips to ensure your holders deliver.