When it comes to high-speed machining, achievable cutting speeds are consistently increasing because of new developments in the area of materials and spindles.

However, few people realize how an unbalanced spindle and especially an unbalanced cutting tool can set limits on the speeds that can actually be achieved. It can also affect the longevity of tools and spindles in the process.

Spindles and drive components can be addressed during manufacturing, but tools must be balanced more frequently, both prior and at the beginning of use in the process.

Those seeking to have machining done for them should make sure that the shop they choose keeps their spindles and tools in balance and check for balance regularly. Otherwise, costs could rise and turn around time could slow due to the increase in wear on the machines.

We take balance seriously and ensure that our spindles and tools are checked regularly to ensure that everything is in proper working order for our clients and customers.

If you’d like more information on this process or to ask about how we can help you in your machining needs, contact our offices in San Jose and Santa Clara, CA and let us know how we can serve you.