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Chapter One - Cutting Tool Materials

Tool materials utilised in the manufacture of router bits in the industrial market place involve high-speed steel, carbide tipped....

Chapter Two - Cutting Tool Geometry

Cutting tool geometry influences many factors including the type of chip produced, the flow of the chip....

Chapter Three - Tool Wear

Flank Wear - Clearance or relief side of the edge is wearing and rubbing. This is how most router bits....

Chapter Four - Feeds and Speeds

To understand the concept of speeds and feeds, it is necessary to visualise what occurs at the cutting edge of the tool...

Chapter Five - Feeds and Speeds Formulas

For time studies the below and true average chip loads use the following information....

Chapter Six - Colleting & Maintenance

Many users select tools without regard to the importance of adequately holding them in the colleting system....

Chapter Seven - Fixturing & Spoilboard Techniques

Many times CNC routers are set up almost perfectly with the right tools, elaborate vacuum systems, and somehow....

Chapter Eight - Programming Techniques

In most cases, conventional cutting provides the best edge provided the right tool geometry to cut a specific material....

Chapter Nine - Tool Selection

Tool selection involves and evaluation of the circumstances regarding the application and asking questions or....

Chapter Ten - Value Analysis

Here you will find a value analysis for competitors against LMT Onsrud tooling offering a breakdown of....

Chapter Eleven - Routing Wood

Wood, unlike plastic and aluminium, has a wide range of chipload. The difference is varied because of the goal....

Chapter Twelve - Routing Plastic

Not so many years ago, the machining of plastics was more of an art than a science. The typical sheet fabricator....

Chapter Thirteen - Routing Aluminium

There are many types of aluminium's in two basic conditions. The conditions have more effect on the routing cuts....

Chapter Fourteen - Trouble Shooting Tool Breakage

The tool can be the weakest part of the routing system. However, almost 80% of breakage problems can be....

Chapter Fifteen - Terms Glossary

Sometimes there are terms thrown around that you have never heard of. Take a look below to see if you....

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