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High-Speed Machining



Matthew A. Davies, S J. Smith


Increasing the power and speed of machining operations has several advantages. These include: [1] shorter machining time; [2] improved surface finish; [3] reduced thermal and mechanical stresses on the workpiece and tool, and [4] increased dynamic stability. These potential advantages have driven a recent, rapid increase in the industrial adoption of high speed machining [HSM] processes and technology. In this article, recent advances in the state-of-the-art of high-speed machining are described in general terms. Special attention is paid to [1] the effects of workpiece and tool materials on attainable cutting speeds; [2] the current high-speed machining technology available to industry; and [3] the need to improve the dynamic stability of high-speed milling operations.
McGraw Hill Yearbook of Science and Technology


High speed machining, Manufacturing Processes, Milling, Stability, Tool wear


Davies, M. and Smith, S. (1997), High-Speed Machining, McGraw Hill Yearbook of Science and Technology (Accessed February 28, 2024)
Created December 20, 1997, Updated February 19, 2017