There is no tooling cure-all for the problems of machining deep cavities, deep holes, or deep slots. Chip evacuation, lateral forces on long unsupported shanks and the risk of chatter inherent in long-reach machining simply compound the basic challenges of cutting metal. However, machine shops across North America have experience that shows there are good workarounds for common long-reach machining operations — techniques that can improve material removal rates and protect the tools ...

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