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.
Milling is a core operation in all kinds of manufacturing environments. Here are five different types of milling holders, each with their own strengths and weaknesses. We’re here to help you choose with a breakdown and tips for using each.
Keeping pace with modern manufacturing demands often means bridging the gap between design and production. Creative and resourceful applications of tooling and accessories, such as angle heads, can get complex parts out the door.
Titanium, Inconel, stainless steel and other similar materials are becoming increasingly popular for their combination of temperature resistance and strength – but this also happens to make them among the most difficult metals to machine.
BIG KAISER has launched the HMCJ, a super-slim milling chuck with peripheral coolant supply, designed to support heavy-duty and finish end milling tasks with power and precision using Ø1/2” or Ø12mm cutters.
Learn how to trim once four-hour jobs down to just 40 minutes by turning to a simple, yet powerfully versatile, alternative to helical interpolation, in the recent Fabricating & Metalworking magazine column by BIG KAISER’s applications manager and KAISER product manager, Matt Tegelman.