In these days of intense competition and shrinking profitability in the machining process, Companies struggle to get the basics right regarding Tooling fundamentals.
Lets look at one here,
Machinists usually select an insert for an operation, based the following characteristics :
This picture shows how the characteristics of inserts change with the shape.
How insert shape effects CNC Profitability NL99
The arrow next to each property indicates the direction in which it increases. Here’s how you interpret the picture:
Do consider these characteristics when selecting an insert for an operation.
It will take you very little time, but can make a big difference to your cycle time and profitability.
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