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Tips on machining vol.8
Successful Chip Control in Turning

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Turning is a successive cutting process in which the tool tip is in constant contact with the workpiece. So it tends to produce long, continuous chips, which are likely to get tangled in the rotating workpiece. The tangled chips may cause scars on the finished surface or require the operator to remove them. Moreover, operators sometimes get injured during chip removal. Thus, long, tangled chips can be a main factor that decreases machining quality and hinders automation and safe operation.

It is said that chip control is a never-ending issue for machine tool operations. The most effective solution is to break chips into small pieces properly in any cutting environment and condition. Here are some examples of chip breaking methods.

1. Chip control by chip breaker

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