The final video, “Chipbreakers Are Not All the Same—How to Break Chips Effectively,” dispels the common misconception that all chipbreakers can be utilized in the same way or for the same purposes. Chipbreakers are ornate in their designs yet can typically look similar. Many times if the machine is not breaking the chip it is often not the case that the chip breaker is bad, rather, it is likely that the incorrect chipbreaker is being used for that specific part of the process.
Different chipbreakers are better for different depths of cut and types of feed. Similar to tool coatings, some chipbreakers excel in roughing while others prove best for finishing. Thus, gaining a better understanding of different chipbreakers can increase the effectiveness in the manufacturing process.
In uncovering incorrect practices within manufacturing, this series of videos helps to dispel common misconceptions and confusions in the manufacturing industry. In gaining a deeper understanding of machine monitoring, tool coatings and chipbreakers, manufacturers can be guided to increased effectiveness, accuracy and efficiency to optimize their processes.
Modern Machine Shop and TechSolve’s collaboration aims to guide manufacturers to solutions so that processes may be optimized and quality advanced.
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