Deburring is the process of eliminating burrs from parts by using methods such as tumbling, sanding, grinding, etc. Deburring acts as a type of finishing as it smoothes edges and helps in machining parts.
Runout describes the inaccuracy of rotating mechanical systems, specifically that the tool or shaft does not rotate exactly in line with the main axis. For example; When drilling, runout will result in a larger hole than the drill’s nominal diameter due to the drill being rotated off axis instead of in line.
A chamfer is a shallow angled cut or edge, usually at an angle of 45 degrees to a corner.
Concentricity – which is pronounced kon-suhn-tris-i-tee – is the quality of having the same center, as with circles inside one another.
Minor diameter – refers to the smallest diameter on a thread.
Blind Hole – refers to a hole that does not pass through a component and has only one opening.
Chip Breaker – which is pronounced chip ′brāk·ər – is an irregularity or channel cut into the face of a lathe tool behind the cutting edge to cause removed stock to break into small chips or curls. They appear to look like a design in some cases in inserts, see a few different styles in the photo above.
Length of Cut – which is often abbreviated as LOC – refers to the space between the blue arrows in the illustration. Red is simply called washout and doesn’t cut. Check our website next week to broaden your vocabulary with us.
At PF Markey, we challenge ourselves to learn a new word every week. This week’s word is Side Relief Angle. A Side Relief Angle is an angle between the part of the flanks of a cutting tool below the cutting edge and a plane perpendicular to the base. Check our website next week to broaden your vocabulary with us.
Titan Gilroy – nationally recognized for his popular television series TITANS of CNC – visits the Great Lakes Bay Region on Friday, October 6 as part of National Manufacturers Day. If you work in manufacturing in the Great Lakes Bay Region, don’t miss this exciting opportunity to promote your business and attract future employees. On Friday, October 6 – as …