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From Pixels to Chips

28/10/2012

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As part of her training, Ashley was given a 2 ½" long bar of 2 ½" diameter cold-rolled steel (1020), a copy of Mastercam X6 and access to the CNC lathe, and she was told to go nuts! Throwing her in the deep end to teach her how to swim, Ashley learned about part design and design for machining, toolpath development and simulation, tooling, machine setup, chip loads, real roughing and finishing issues, and final finishing.

Chips were cut and removed... now her part is proudly displayed on her desk for all to see!

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