Somewhere between higher spindle speeds and cutting tool performance capabilities lies the answer to the dilemma of achieving higher feed rates without sacrificing accuracy and productivity. Perhaps it's the toolholder...
For years, machine tool makers claimed their machines could work at higher speeds, if only cutting tools could perform effectively. Advances in cutting tool materials and technology seem to have evened the score. But who is the fastest?
Whether it's a machine running at higher speeds with better control or cutting tools that can keep up with the machine, turning productivity is definitely improving. Here's a look at a few of the products that are keeping the pace.
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