Fab Lab Skill Builder: Tension/Compression Tapping

We’ve had a few questions on how to use the ER-series Tension/Compression Tapping Heads.  Here’s a short Fab Lab Skill Builder Video with some tips for success.

Check out the revised technical document, CNC tapping Guidelines for a detailed programming discussion with examples. Here are the TTS ER Tap holders we are using, if you’re interested in getting one of these to try out:

Also, here’s our previous Fab Lab Video on using the Procunier TruTap Auto-Reversing Tapping Head

Andrew Grevstad

With over ten years of professional experience in advanced manufacturing systems, digital design tools, and applied software, Andy Grevstad has worked in product development and technical support for Tormach since 2008. Grevstad has received engineering degrees from Michigan Technological University and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is a regular contributor to Digital Machinist magazine and also blogs weekly about CNC milling and related topics on the Tormach blog, Milling Around.

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    02/12/2013 at 1:42 pm

    Thanks for putting this up! This sure beats tapping by hand. Now all I need to do is figure how to afford a mill.

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