“There are a few different Trochoidal strategies, all with very slight differences. By engaging the entire flute length of the cutter (ap) and reducing the width of cut (ae), this milling method can deliver huge benefits.”
How can you minimizing tool clamping, reduce the machining time, simplify machining processes, machine in hard to reach areas and cut costs while doing it? Try combining the advantages of high speed machining coupled with an Angle Head configuration for greater flexibility; increased accessibility in confined spaces, and expanded capabilities for three-axis machines.
Tapping is still a commonly used internal threading process, since it's a relatively easy, machinist-friendly method. However the highly efficient thread milling technique is gaining ground fast in becoming the foremost method of thread cutting.
As we’ve seen in previous posts in this series, high speed machine (HSM) spindles offer a far quicker, more efficient and highly cost-effective method of CNC machining. Here, we’ll take a look at profile milling operations to see how HSM spindle performance compares with a standard machine spindle.