Hand Scraping Craftmanship
Hand scraping is the process of using either a manually or motorized-driven scraping blade to remove very small amounts of metal from a precision surface to eliminate high spots left behind from the machining process. This provides a flat, accurate bearing surface onto which machine components can be mounted. By increasing the bearing contact area between the mating surfaces, joint rigidity is increased in the machine tool.
An integrated approach to the design and machining of micro-milling components is key for mold manufacturers looking to capitalize on this growing opportunity.
Why and how to research spindle technology before purchasing a machining center.
In the last two years, there have been many exciting developments in high-speed machining relative to machining centers and controls, tooling and CAD/CAM systems.