The Art of machining for cold forming
The very nature of the cold forming process requires material with highly formable properties. These properties do not lend themselves easily to machining. Chip management is particularly challenging due to the machined material not wanting to break during machining.
In addition, the nature of cold forming requires that excess material over the finished components is minimized. This result in very small depths of cut during machining. These two factors together combined make machining of cold formed components a definite sub-process all to itself, in terms of speeds, feeds, insert design and so on.
Over 20 years, NETFORM has developed the art of machining of these cold formed components