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
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.