Getting Technical - Tool Selection for Sustainable MachiningHow sure are you that you use the correct tooling for your applications? What can you do to check this in a reasonable period?
If a machinist consults Seco Machining Navigator catalogues or uses one of several software tools or Apps Seco offers to select cutting tools and cutting conditions, and he combines different cutting edges (geometries, cutting materials, dimensions …) with different cutting edge carriers (toolholder, milling cutters, solid …) to create unique cutting tools; and takes those cutting tools and applies them in the different geometrical applications and the different machining strategies in which they could be used (a square shoulder milling cutter can be used for square shoulder milling but also for face milling, slot milling, …, 2D milling as well as copy plunge milling, …); there are approximately 41.000.000 possible combinations geometrical application - workpiece material – machining strategy - cutting edge carrier - cutting edge that make sense. Forty-one million! Truly a solution for everything and everyone! And I can only talk for Seco Tools, and we are only one out of many suppliers!
How sure are you that you use the correct tooling for your applications? What can you do to check this in a reasonable period? You could of course test each and every of those combinations, couldn’t you? Why is that important? Or isn’t it important at all?
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