Chason Thompson

Tooling and Applications Specialist
Quickmill Inc.
60 Rye St.
Peterborough, ON K9J 6W9
Canada


Phone: 800-295-0509
www.quickmill.com.

Plate milling 101 - TheFabricator.com

Plate milling 101

July 5, 2011

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Heavy plate fabricators drill and mill plate to achieve tight tolerances. But these metal cutting tools exert significant forces on the workpiece vibration, particularly in large workpieces such as plate. When machining in general and especially in large plate, three major factors work together: cutting tool selection, milling strategy, and workpiece setup.

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