Expert Tips on CNC Machining │ Manufacturing Metal Parts

Expert CNC Machining Tips │ Manufacturing Plastic & Metal Parts

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When it comes to modern cnc machining/automation there is formidable technology at our disposal.  Some programs are capable of predicting a cycle time, calculating offsets and tool simulation.  Now, you now know what your machine can do and you’ve been commissioned to cut nylon parts.  You would think such soft material would never harm your tool right? As a general rule it won’t, in fact, for tool preservation plastic would be the ideal material. It all comes down to what the task is. Depending on what you’re doing your feeds and speeds will have to vary. For example in most cases you will want to have your tool move faster to prevent the material from overheating while maintaining tolerances, like when moving in a linear path.  If drilling and tapping is the question, you may need to go slower.  These conditions are good to know if your program doesn’t calculate the vulnerability of your material, which most programs don’t, so we will be mentioning a few cnc machining savvy tips here

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