If your company uses CNC machines and you are either new on the job or looking to brush up on your operating techniques and skills then this guide will come in handy. There is a link to the first half, teaching about speeds and a feeds and speeds glossary. Be sure to read more from CNC Cookbook too!

Have you been finding there’s too much jargon to even get started understanding Feeds and Speeds?  I’ve heard that from some folks.  I even added a Feeds and Speeds Glossary to the startup help that you get with our G-Wizard Feeds and Speeds Calculator.  But, there’s really no substitute for having a quick course that shows how all the parts fit together, keeps it super simple, and is a fast read.  I put together just exactly that in a Guest Post series I’m doing over on the Carbide3D blogs.  Hop over there to check out the first post which talks about the “Speeds” portion of Speeds and Feeds.  I’ll follow it up next week when I talk about “Feeds” in part 2.

For now, I’ll leave you with this teaser illustration for what “Surface Speed” means:

Surface Speed Definition

BTW, try not to start any fires by running your cutters at too high rpms!

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Source: http://blog.cnccookbook.com/2016/08/04/total-beginners-guide-feeds-speeds/