High-Speed Machining

High-Speed Machining

Trace-A-Matic has consistently set industry standards in high-speed machining (HSM), delivering precision parts across various sectors, including aerospace, medical device, and energy. Central to our success is the rigorous control of cycle time, tool life, and overall machining efficiency.

The Role of High Spindle Speeds and Cutting Tools
HSM at Trace-A-Matic uses high spindle speeds, critical in reducing cycle time and enhancing surface finish on hard materials like stainless steel. The rapid rotation of cutting tools, often at thousands of RPM, enables the efficient handling of rigid materials while maintaining high accuracy.

Leveraging Radial Chip Thinning for Efficiency
Radial chip thinning plays a pivotal role in this process. This phenomenon occurs when the chip thickness is less than the feed per tooth, primarily due to increased feed rates at high spindle speeds. By understanding and applying this concept, We optimize the material removal rate, significantly boosting productivity and reducing tool wear.

Advanced Tool Paths and Machine Tools
Utilizing state-of-the-art CNC machines and CAD/CAM software, our engineers design optimized tool paths that significantly reduce the depth of cut needed while maintaining a high metal removal rate. Strategically planned paths distribute the load evenly across the cutting tool, thus enhancing tool life and ensuring a consistent surface finish.

Impact of High Feed Rates and Depth of Cut
At Trace-A-Matic, high feed rates maximize productivity. However, maintaining the balance between feed rate and depth of cut is crucial to avoid excessive tool wear and potential damage to the machine tool. The careful calculation of speeds and feeds is essential to this balance, ensuring that each machining operation is efficient and economical.

Material Removal Rate and Surface Finish
The cornerstone of HSM is achieving a high material removal rate without compromising the surface finish. Our advanced machining operations remove material quickly and efficiently, reducing production times and costs.

Ensuring High Accuracy and Minimizing Tool Wear
Accuracy is paramount in high-speed machining. Trace-A-Matic’s CNC machines are calibrated for precision, ensuring that every cut is accurate to the minutest details. Additionally, the focus on minimizing tool wear extends the cutting tools’ life and prevents quality degradation throughout long production runs.

Trace-A-Matic’s approach to HSM exemplifies how advanced technology and engineering can revolutionize manufacturing processes. By effectively managing cycle time, spindle speed, tool wear, and material removal rates, we achieve high accuracy and excellent surface finishes and enhance the production process’s overall efficiency. As industries continue to evolve, the techniques and innovations applied by Trace-A-Matic will undoubtedly remain at the forefront of high-speed machining technology.

High-Speed Machining HSM for: Certifications and Capabilities:
  • AS9100 | ISO 9001 2015 Certified production process
  • Medium to large part machining up to 15,000 pounds
  • An extensive network of subcontractors and material suppliers experienced in the industry standards - Nadcap Accredited

Machining Material Experience: aluminum, armor plate, brass, bronze, chromium, copper, gammalloy, Hastelloy, Incoloy, Inconel, Invar, manganese, Monel, nickel, Nitralloy, powdered metals, stainless steel, Stellite, titanium, Waspaloy, and many other superalloys

Other Machining Services: Production Machining, High-Speed Machining, High-Speed Milling, High-Speed Turning, High-Speed CNC Machining, Aluminum High-Speed Machining, High Volume Manufacturing (Production, CNC Machining, Production Machining), Conventional Machining

Contact Trace-A-Matic today about our CNC machining services or request a quote for your next project!