Speeds and Feeds Intermediate Guide

 

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Overview

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.

This page contains a library of resources to help you with these Intermediate Topics

 

Tool Deflection? [4 Evils + The Cures]

Here’s where you’ll learn how much tool deflection can harm your tool life and what to do about it.

Getting the Best Milling Surface Finish

Here’s where you’ll learn how to get the best Surface Finish When Milling.

Turning Down the Heat in a Cut

Here’s where you’ll learn how to manage heat so your cutter and workpiece don’t get too hot.

Dry Machining and MQL

Here’s where you’ll learn how to using Minimum Quantities of Lubricant or even Dry Machining.

Optimize Depth of Cut and Stepover for Better CNC Milling

Here’s where you’ll learn how to find the best Cut Depth and Stepover (Cut Width) for your milling.

Climb Milling versus Conventional Milling [ Sneaky CNC Tricks ]

Here’s where you’ll learn the difference between Climb and Conventional Milling and when to use each technique.

Toolpaths for Better Tool Life and Surface Finish

Here’s where you’ll learn how to choose the options in your CAM package that will maximize Tool Life and Surface Finish.

What Now: My CNC Won’t Go Slow Enough or Fast Enough?

Here’s where you’ll learn what to do when the recommended Feeds and Speeds are outside your machine’s capabilities.  CNC Routers and DIY CNC Machines often encounter this problem.

4 Ways Geometry Affects Machining and What to Do About It: Infographic

Sometimes a picture really is worth 1000 words.  Here’s where you’ll learn how the four most important geometries affect your machining.

How to Choose a Stepover for 3D Profiling

Here’s where you’ll learn how to save time and improve surface finish by choosing the bests stepover when 3D Profiling.

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