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Machining Aluminum - Why It's Not So Simple

Posted by John Winebrenner on April 12, 2018

When it comes to machining aluminum, it’s not a simple task.  There are many grades of aluminum, all of which have different recommended machining techniques.  This tool tip helps break down some of the different grades of aluminum and our recommendations for tooling and surface feet per minute.

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Topics: Advanced Performance End Mills, End Mills, high speed machining, tool tip, effective feed rates, high performance, high performance end mills, advanced performance, aluminum, 2024 grade aluminum, 6061 aluminum, 7050 aluminum, 1100 grade aluminum, 7075 aluminum, cast aluminum

Effective Feed Rates, Chip Thinning using a Ball Nose and Understanding Angle of Attack

Posted by Beth Bauer on July 13, 2017

This Tool Tip features useful information on effective feed rates, chip thinning using a Ball Nose and understanding angle of attack (AoA).  Check out our Tool Tip below.

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Topics: Tool Tips, tool tip, chip thinning, angle of attack, ball nose, ball end type, effective feed rates, aoa

Circle Interpolation - Effective Feed Rates & Chip Thinning

Posted by Beth Bauer on April 13, 2017

This Tool Tip features useful tips on circle interpolation.  Check out our Tool Tip below for recommendations on effective feed rates and chip thinning with circle interpolation.

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Topics: tool tip, circle interpolation

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