High speed machining is the process of manufacturing parts, components and assemblies at high speeds. It is quite similar to high speed surface machining, except that it does not include heat treating or a cure of metals.
Another characteristic that distinguishes high speed machining from other types of machining is that it is usually used for components that have significant functional differences. This type of machining requires precision and accuracy, in order to produce a product with the most optimal function.
The surface finish on an item machined in high speed is typically of the highest quality. With this type of machining, the tool also provides a more consistent, flawless output than any other type of machining. The part that is cut at high speeds is held firmly in place by the die, thus reducing the chances of tool chatter.
Aside from using a larger drill bit and much higher speeds, high speed machining can also be accomplished by using a larger punch. To reduce the size of the hole, a mechanical self-lubrication method may be used. The large size of the hole and the oil system helps to promote good running consistency and eliminates the need for expensive lubrication system.
Unlike other types of machining, the waste product created by high speed machining has a substantially shorter production time compared to other machining methods. This is attributed to the fact that there is no need for heat treating. Because of the high speeds that are used, the parts produced are also expected to be stronger.
Another characteristic of the high speed machining that is often times missed by machinists is that it can be used on every material. Most types of materials are capable of being machined in high speed. The only materials that are very difficult to work with are those that contain precious metals and extremely hard metals. In the modern world, the use of high speed machining is very important to many industries. In order to produce advanced tools and products that are required for all purposes, the high speed machining process has become a necessity. Due to its versatility, it is used in a wide variety of fields including automotive, aircraft, spacecraft, electronics, medical, aerospace, heavy machinery, and other industrial applications.
High speed machining is also referred to as direct metal laser sintering. In addition to utilizing high speed equipment, the process also utilizes copper feeders and an industrial sintering press. It is believed that the process of high speed machining has made available an affordable way to achieve desired results.