Chilling your cutter with Liquid Nitrogen (LN2). Image courtesy of 5ME.
Have you ever heard of Cryogenic Machining? Better yet, can anyone reading tell us your personal experiences with it?
Cryogenic Machining is the process of using Liquid Nitrogen (LN2) as the coolant for machining instead of ordinary flood or mist coolants. It can produce some amazing results in hard material–good enough to offset the expense of the special equipment and LN2 needed to perform this kind of work. We’ve just uploaded another chapter in our free Feeds and Speeds Cookbook on Cryogenic Machining, and if you’ll pardon me for saying so, it’s very Cool Stuff indeed!
Our new in-depth article on Cryogenic Machining walks through:
– What it is
– How it works
– Why you’d want to use it
– When to use it
Consider it a good intro to a fascinating technology. Here’s some cool demo video footage of Cryogenic Machining in action:
[youtube width=”800″ height=”540″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFOXbb7P2jc[/youtube]
Crazy machine tool action for you!
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