Essentials of Manufacturing

Information, coverage of important developments and expert commentary in manufacturing.

Selecting the Right 3D Printer

Discover how to choose the right 3D printer for your needs and the key performance attributes to consider.

Mechanical Engineers Outlook

Guide for those interested in becoming a mechanical engineer. Includes qualifications, pay, and job duties.

Injection Molding Design Guide

Guide for high quality and cost-effective plastic injection molding.

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Boring Bar Milling Fixture
Below is illustrated the boring head for fixturing a boring bar tool on a mill. Boring a hole using a mill is usually not as accurate as it is on a lathe, which is dedicated to machining solids of revolution.

 


 
Fly Cutter Fixture
Below is illustrated the fixturing for a fly cutter. Fly cutters are used to rapidly mill a surface flat. Metal stock often has fly cut marks after being milled to shape.

 


 
Slitting Saw Fixture
For milling deep, narrow grooves, a slitting saw is better than an endmill. A slitting saw with an angle head is illustrated below. An endmill would be dangerously long and thin for this application.

 


 

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Essentials of Manufacturing

Information, coverage of important developments and expert commentary in manufacturing.

Selecting the Right 3D Printer

Discover how to choose the right 3D printer for your needs and the key performance attributes to consider.

Mechanical Engineers Outlook

Guide for those interested in becoming a mechanical engineer. Includes qualifications, pay, and job duties.

Injection Molding Design Guide

Guide for high quality and cost-effective plastic injection molding.