Colibri Blog

Don’t Get in a Spin Over Trochoidal Milling –        a Simple Guide

Posted by Marie Orian on Jul 24, 2018 3:42:55 PM

“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.”        

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Topics: milling

Product News: Angle Head HSM Jet Spindle

Posted by Marie Orian on Jan 15, 2017 12:18:44 PM

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.

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Topics: milling, High Speed Spindles, Machining

THREAD MILLING - Better Than Tapping?

Posted by Marie Orian on Oct 6, 2016 8:57:10 AM

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. 

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Topics: milling, Machining

One-Minute Video Series: Optimizing Profile Milling Operations

Posted by Dror Pockard on Nov 23, 2015 9:34:37 AM

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.

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Topics: High Speed CNC Machines, milling

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