The Feeds and Speeds Cookbook is an in-depth series of articles designed to help you achieve the best feeds and speeds in order to achieve the following goals:
- Best Material Removal Rates
- Maximizing Tool Life
- Good surface finish
You'll need to decide what your priorities are among these three, as different techniques emphasize each goal and you can't necessarily get great surface finish, maximum material removal rates, and the best tool life all at once.
In this series of articles, we cover topics such as Basics, Chiploads, Surface Speed, Key concepts, Terminology, Calculating Feeds and Speeds, Toolroom vs Manufacturing Feeds and Speeds, Coolant and Chip Clearing, Dry Machining, Tool Deflection, Climb Milling vs Conventional Milling, CAM Toolpath Considerations, and how to choose stepovers for ballnose cutters and 3D profiling.