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Machining Additively Manufactured Supports: The Tool’s Perspective

One of the things that we need to think about when we are machining with metal is the quality and how the drill bit or other tools are affected by the metal being drilled into. Recently, we have discovered that small thin layers of metal may not be as good for the drill bit as we previously thought. Those structures are used to anchor parts of the plates down so they do not get warped or distorted.

Key Takeaways:

  • New studies are showing that our support structures may not be as good as we though.
  • Cutting forces play a role in showing the difference between support types.
  • The material the cutting tool or drill bit is made of makes an impact.

“The difference between the support types is even more evident when we take a moving average of the cutting forces.”

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