Machining at higher speeds can save time and money, however, increasing the speed also means increasing the inherent risk in the situation. To maximize speed potential, a holistic approach that considers tool, holder, machine and operator is essential.
Looking for a creative way to achieve the requested specifications for a potentially lucrative micromachining job without having to invest in a very expensive specialized machine tool? A spindle speeder may be your best – and only – way to secure the deal.
Most machinists are familiar with the dilemma of having an otherwise capable, accurate machine on the shop floor that, unfortunately, is limited in terms of spindle RPM. When that inevitable job arises that requires higher RPM output, operators are left with the choice of replacing the machine altogether to gain higher productivity, or looking into an attachment, like a spindle speeder, to close the RPM gap.