From: Grant Preston [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Friday, February 21, 2014 3:36 AM
To: Emil Somekh; Eddie Pevzner
Subject: iMachining praised in HAAS CNC Machining magazine
The V8 Supercar team Triple Eight Racing, who we support with SolidCAM, praise iMachining in this HAAS magazine article:
“The mills do all sorts of work,” says Johnstone, “from engine block modifications to uprights to steering rack housings.
We use the new [SolidCAM®] iMachining® techniques for roughing now – full depth and full flute-contact cutting. I’m a big fan of this. It is a lot quicker and the tools last longer – and it’s easier on the machines.
“Also, we use the mills to cut thin-wall, deep-pocket parts,” he continues. “They basically look like fins on a heat sink. I cut the walls straight to size as I step down, to avoid any vibration from the thin walls and long cutters. And we do a lot of pre-turning in the lathes, and then finish off the parts in the mills, as required. This obviously relies on the machine’s accuracy to achieve a good finish, and it works well.”
Shop manager, Triple Eight Engineering