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CNCCookbook’s Speeds and Feeds hub will take you from fundamentals to the best practices of the industry’s best experts. Whether you’re looking for advanced strategies, tips for getting started, or tactics for optimizing your Speeds and Feeds, this is your hub for Speeds and Feeds knowledge.
Speeds and Feeds Fundamentals
What You’ll Learn
If you’re a Beginner, start here. You’ll learn the fundamental concepts and terminology of Feeds and Speeds.
Speeds and Feeds Intermediate Guide
What You’ll Learn
Take the next step up from Beginner to Intermediate Feeds and Speeds Knowledge. You’ll learn how to improve your surface finish, all about tool deflection, how to choose the best Cut Depth and Cut Width, Climb vs Conventional Milling, and a host of other valuable tips and techniques.
- Tool Deflection? [4 Evils + The Cures]
- Getting the Best Milling Surface Finish
- Turning Down the Heat in a Cut
- Work Hardening & Strain Hardening: Machinist’s Guide
- Dry Machining and MQL
- Optimize Depth of Cut and Stepover for Better CNC Milling
- Climb Milling versus Conventional Milling [ Sneaky CNC Tricks ]
- Toolpaths for Better Tool Life and Surface Finish
- What Now: My CNC Won’t Go Slow Enough or Fast Enough?
- 4 Ways Geometry Affects Machining and What to Do About It: Infographic
- How to Choose a Stepover for 3D Profiling
Speeds and Feeds Expert Guide
- Material Removal Rate [Optimizing MRR for Bigger Profits]
- High Speed Machining (HSM) [ Definitive Guide ]
- Plunge Milling / Roughing: CNC Secret Weapon [ Complete Guide ]
- Chatter in Machining: Stop Machining Chatter
- Micromachining, Micro Drill, Milling, & Machines [ Definitive Guide ]
- What is Cryogenic Machining?
More Speeds and Feeds Resources
CNCCookbook Blog Posts Relating to Feeds and Speeds: Lots more in-depth information in bite-sized posts.
10 Tips for CNC Router Aluminum Cutting Success: Take these shortcuts and skip a lot of pain.
7 Software Excuses for Bad Surface Finishes: It isn’t just about Feeds and Speeds.
Chip Thinning and Other Ways to Speed Your Cuts: Learn about cases where you should be upping your speeds and feeds and how to exploit them.
CNC vs Manual Cutting Speeds: Why is CNC so much harder to figure out?