We all have heard hundreds of times that when chatter is happening during machining we should simply reduce our feed rate. The same advice we also hear for compensating for extra-long tools and unstable setups.
Let me explain why I think this is mostly incorrect.
Let’s list the effects of reducing the feed rate:
- Reduces tool life.
- Reduces productivity.
- Increases deflection.
- Causes chatter.
Let me explain from my own experience and research i have done each of these points and a simple single way to avoid the the adverse effects of chatter....