CNC Reference Data
Useful Reference Data Links
ACME Tap Information: Which drill do I use for an ACME tap?
ChipBlaster : Makers of High Performance Coolant Systems. Data on feeds & speeds when used with such a system together with data on the cooling system capacities needed to achieve these levels.
Collets: Great source of data on collet dimensions.
CNC Plastics: Lots of data on plastics.
How to Use a Lathe: Lots of detailed basic information, including how to grind your lathe tools.
Marv Klotz’s Utilities: Software for people that make things.
Milling Machine Tapers: Lots of data and dimensions on milling machine tapers.
MyYellowCoat: Sandvik’s great information site. Lots of good machining articles.
Niagara New Concepts in Milling Handbook: Niagara’s guide to selecting milling cutters and their use.
NIST G-Code Standard: A definition of the CNC g-code language (RS274).
Notes on Tapers: Specs for many common tapers.
O-Rings: Great chart for finding the proper o-ring size.
Steel Data: Information and articles about steel.
Thread Milling Handbook: By Vargus. Tons of good info.
Tools & Gizmos Taper Specs: Ridiculously complete!
Tribology: Tons of interesting information, articles, and calculators pertaining to friction, lubrication, and wear.
For Feeds and Speeds, Threads, Fasteners, Trig Calculations, and More: G-Wizard
R8 Collet Dimensions
5C Collet Dimensions
Round: 1 1/16″
Carbide Insert Dimensions
Inscribed Circle: ¼”
Nose Radius: 1/64″
Insert Hole Diameter: 0.110″
Tip Angle: 80 degrees / 100 degrees
Side Length: 0.248″
Max Depth of Cut = ½ to ¼ the inscribed circle