High-speed electric spindle demo with micro tool

Published Date
January 16,2022 - 12:30:pm

When considering options for speed, NSK America Corp. and OSG USA Inc. teamed up to highlight the benefits of proper speed applied to high-quality tooling. For the project, they machined their respective company logos onto a coin to showcase the intricate geometries and engravings that are possible with microtooling. They used a window machining process, along with NSK America’s HES510-CAT50 electric spindle and OSG USA’s AE-LNBD-N 1 mm long-neck, ballnose endmill, to achieve an ultrafine surface finish. OSG provided a video demonstrating the combination for this CTE video supplement to "It's Electric," a feature article in the February 2022 issue of Cutting Tool Engineering magazine.

 

Related Glossary Terms

  • endmill

    endmill

    Milling cutter held by its shank that cuts on its periphery and, if so configured, on its free end. Takes a variety of shapes (single- and double-end, roughing, ballnose and cup-end) and sizes (stub, medium, long and extra-long). Also comes with differing numbers of flutes.