Martin Dillaman, global manager of engineering/applications for Greenleaf Corp., recaps and takes questions regarding "Making the Grade," a feature article published in the April 2023 issue of Cutting Tool Engineering magazine that discusses how the use of the right carbide inserts helps overcome any issues that might arise when rough turning steel. In addition, RoboVent Senior Application Engineer Mike Meyer discusses and takes questions about "Air Quality Issues for Turning," which CTE published as a sidebar to "Making the Grade."
Related Glossary Terms
Workpiece is held in a chuck, mounted on a face plate or secured between centers and rotated while a cutting tool, normally a single-point tool, is fed into it along its periphery or across its end or face. Takes the form of straight turning (cutting along the periphery of the workpiece); taper turning (creating a taper); step turning (turning different-size diameters on the same work); chamfering (beveling an edge or shoulder); facing (cutting on an end); turning threads (usually external but can be internal); roughing (high-volume metal removal); and finishing (final light cuts). Performed on lathes, turning centers, chucking machines, automatic screw machines and similar machines.