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  • Accelerate into HSM

    January 2010 By Dr. Scott Smith The motion of a machine tool’s axes is often characterized by the range of m...

    Jul 20, 2011 10:13PM EDT
  • Achieving Process Repeatability

    June 2009 By Dr. Scott Smith To increase the productivity of a machine tool, the process must be repeatable...

    Jul 20, 2011 10:14PM EDT
  • Correcting Thermal Errors

    December 2009 By Dr. Scott Smith In my October column, I pointed out that machine tools are poor substitutes...

    Jul 20, 2011 10:14PM EDT
  • Deformation Machining Combines Two Techniques

    Figure 1. Deformation machining bending mode: thin-wall machining (top), followed by single-point incremental ...

    Jul 20, 2011 10:15PM EDT
  • Fighting Chatter with Nonproportional Spacing

    June 2010 By Dr. Scott Smith Chatter is an expensive and persistent problem when milling. Chatter vibrations...

    Jul 20, 2011 10:16PM EDT
  • Finding Harmony in Stable Cutting

    December 2010 By Dr. Scott Smith Experienced end users can tell when a machine tool sounds right and when it...

    Jul 20, 2011 10:16PM EDT
  • Limit the Bending Moment

    April 2010 By Scott Smith Bending moment is an important consideration in machine tool spindles because it c...

    Jul 20, 2011 10:18PM EDT
  • Machine Tools are not CMM's

    October 2009 By Dr. Scott Smith To improve productivity, it seems logical to measure parts using the same m...

    Jul 20, 2011 10:17PM EDT
  • Managing Surface Location Error

    August 2010 By Dr. Scott Smith Most NC programming software and NC verification packages make their computat...

    Jul 20, 2011 10:17PM EDT
  • Measuring and Managing Drawbar Forces

    February 2010 By Dr. Scott Smith The metal-removal rate that can be achieved while milling depends largely o...

    Jul 20, 2011 10:19PM EDT

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