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In the Loupe TV: Understanding Composite Cutting Tools

As discussed in episode 16 of In The Loupe TV, there is a large variety of different composite materials, such as honeycomb, sandwich panels, multi-laminates, laminates, and more, each holding its own unique set of properties. Join In The Loupe TV’s “Cutting Tool Counselor,” Don Grandt, as he takes a deeper dive into the different types of composite materials, which tools are best for cutting each material, and how to use them. 

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In the Loupe TV: Keys to Cutting Composites

Composite materials have been rapidly growing in popularity across many industries such as aerospace, automotive, marine, and energy generation due to their high strength-to-weight ratio. Unfortunately, due to their complex properties and composition, they have a reputation for causing many issues at the spindle. Join In The Loupe TV’s “Cutting Tool Counselor,” Don Grandt, as he dives into what makes composite materials hard to cut and which tooling can be used to level-up your CNC composite cutting game.

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In the Loupe TV: Carbon and Your Cutting Tools

There are many different types of steel materials, and the amount of carbon in each can vary, significantly. The higher the carbon content of a substrate, the harder the material can get and the more abrasive it is to machine. Join In The Loupe TV’s “Cutting Tool Counselor,” Don Grandt, to not only learn how to identify the carbon content in materials, but to also learn which substrates, coatings, and speeds & feeds you should be utilizing to most effectively attack high carbon materials.

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In the Loupe TV: Minimizing Chips With Chipbreakers

To aid chip evacuation, Chipbreaker End Mills feature a notched profile along the cutting edge that break down long chips into smaller, more manageable pieces. In addition to improving chip control and reducing cutting resistance, these tools also help in decreasing heat load within the chips. This delays tool wear along the cutting edge and improves cutting performance. Join In The Loupe TV’s “Cutting Tool Counselor,” Don Grandt, as he explains all of the numerous benefits that chipbreaker end mills can provide you at the spindle.

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In the Loupe TV: Diving Into Chip Thinning

A common phenomenon that many machinists experience at the spindle is chip thinning. This occurs when step-over is less than 50% of the diameter, which causes the chips to be formed less than what the tool is programmed to remove. Tooling is specially engineered for certain chip thickness, so it is essential to ensure it is correct, to avoid premature tool failure. Join In The Loupe TV’s “Cutting Tool Counselor,” Don Grandt, as he provides tips and tricks on how to simplify the process of combating chip thinning, so you can get the most out of your CNC tooling.

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In the Loupe TV: Understanding Helical Interpolation

Join In The Loupe TV’s “Cutting Tool Counselor,” Don Grandt, as he brings you through the ins and outs of Helical Interpolation, the most efficient way of reaching the bottom of a hole. Learn how to save time at your spindle as Don explains the key factors to making Helical Interpolation possible! From ramp angle, geometry, and pitch to proper speeds and feeds, this episode will deliver you the knowledge needed to take your application to new levels.

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In the Loupe TV: Continuous Time In Cut (CTIC)

In the 11th episode of In the Loupe TV, join “Cutting Tool Counselor,” Don Grandt as he explains how to improve your surface foot with Continuous Time In Cut (CTIC). Learn how you can manipulate these two valuable measurements so you can maximize your machining capabilities.

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In the Loupe TV: Utilizing SFM in Your CNC Applications

Join Harvey Performance Company National Applications Engineer Don Grandt in the 10th episode of In the Loupe TV: Utilizing Surface Feet per Minute (SFM) in Your CNC Applications.

In this episode of In the Loupe TV, join the “Cutting Tool Counselor,” Don Grandt, as he dives into a commonly misunderstood cutting tool topic, SFM. Learn how surface footage may be killing your end mill, and how you can start strategically manipulating your SFM to get the most productivity and tool life out of your CNC cutting tools.

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In the Loupe TV: Programming Thread Mills

Join Harvey Performance Company National Applications Engineer Don Grandt in the 9th episode of In the Loupe TV: Programming Thread Mills.

As the final part of this-3 part series on Thread Mills join the “Cutting Tool Counselor,” Don Grandt, to learn how to program thread mills for your upcoming job. You will learn what information is needed and where to find it, so you can easily plug it into your programming software, giving you the confidence you need in your next threading job.

Become a threading master by tuning in to Episode 7: Thread Mills vs. Taps, Episode 8: Types of Thread Mills, and the most recent In the Loupe TV Episode: Programming Thread Mills.

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In the Loupe TV: Types of Thread Mills

Join Harvey Performance Company National Applications Engineer Don Grandt in the 8th episode of In the Loupe TV: Types of Thread Mills.

As discussed in Episode 7 of In the Loupe TV, thread milling is an essential application in many machine shops, but the types of threads needed can affect the type of thread mill you should opt for.  Join the “Cutting Tool Counselor”, Don Grandt, in episode 8 of In The Loupe TV to learn about the three different types of thread mills, and the advantages and disadvantages of each, so you can better determine which is best for your next CNC thread milling application.

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