Mill Stiffness = Top Finish

end mill finish with SX2.7 and bracket

Mill Stiffness = Top Finish is a fundamental equation for any milling machine big or small. Increasing stiffness reduces vibration. I increased the column to base connection stiffness with this mild steel plate. The fundamental design principle was to add a thick plate and increase the bending stiffness of the plate using beams. So the … Read more

Engine Mount Brackets

crankcase and engine bracket

When we’re mounting an engine either on isolating mounts or solid into a structure it is really important to consider the design of the brackets. If these brackets have any low frequency stiffness concerns then these are likely to be excited by the engine at some point through it’s speed range. There are ten fundamental … Read more