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Machining Manufacturing Review

Machining Manufacturing - Virtually all machining involves the use of a fluted single-point-contact cutting tool to remove the material. Material that is before the cutting tool path compresses, separates and moves away from the the cutting tool as the tool moves into the surface (See Figure 1).

Heat energy is created during the material/chip removal process. This heat energy is often removed by applying a coolant fluid to the work- piece. Additional to removing heat, the fluid acts to lubricate the tool and reduce friction. Grinding, honing and lapping operations are very similar in tool action to single-point-contact machining tools. The difference is that the cutter is an abrasive type machining tool. The abrasive actually performing the cutting is very small when compared to fluted single-point-contact cutting tools .

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