<p>Preparing to rough a deep cavity on Redoe Mold Ltd.’s extra-rigid Toshiba boring mill equipped with advanced Ingersoll Inno-Fit extension and Ingersoll button cutter. Despite cavity depths up to 18 inches, the Inno-Fit extension provides enough rigidity to hold 0.001-in. tolerances at 300-400 IPM feed rates. Redoe said the Ingersoll tooling package has literally doubled capacity of the new machine and enabled cavity rough milling to run unattended. </p>
Neighborly Advice for More Productive Tooling
Three Canadian mold-making specialists dispel some myths about tool selection and application that frequently limit machine shop productivity.
Myths of mold milling
Switch to extra rigid shank extension
Avoid large milling cutters?
Chips as big as your thumb