Rapid Material Removal
“The customer sends you a print. It specifies material, dimensions and surface finish. It’s up to you to make the part to spec, and you’re hoping to put in as little machine time as possible. You know how long it would usually take to make the part, but you have control of many aspects of the process, and maybe there is something you can do to speed it up. You select the tool and set the feeds and speeds, and your CAM system provides the tool path. You can select the mechanical capacity of the machine, within the limits of the machines you have in the shop.”
Follow this link to an informative article by the editors of Todays Machining World on what it takes to increase speed of material removal, and maximize your profit opportunity.