Low RPM lathes can cause tool breakage and prevent you from achieving proper SFM, but live tooling can provide an economical solution for these problems that can accelerate production.
The introduction of CNC Swiss-type machines at Deking Screw Products brought a new and highly efficient production method to the business. But it also required learning the distinct differences inherent with Swiss-type machining, and a mindset change for the company’s leaders.
Sunlight-Tech Inc. has used GF Machining Solutions’ Microlution laser micromachining and micro-milling centers to produce parts with tolerances tighter than 1 micron.
With many 3D milling applications demanding both shorter cycle times and smoother surface finishes, it’s time to review how you go about programming and machining parts. These four strategies will let you rough dramatically faster and achieve astonishingly fine surface finishes.
Working at the micro-level requires changing the way you approach machining parts, and these tips can help you avoid pitfalls.
As experienced model makers aged out of the jewelry industry, R&D Manufacturing found a faster alternative to hand crafting in Datron’s Neo micro milling machine. It all came down to rpm.
Expanding the Jabro range of solid carbide end mills, Seco’s JM100 Mini is designed for shops struggling to machine micro-size workpieces with adequate surface finish, accuracy and precision.