Skiving is Art and Science

The article “Artistry with Skive Tools” looks at skiving that, while being “settled” technology with more than a century of use, still requires an appreciation of a deft touch by the machinist.

parts machined with the skiving process

 

 

 

The technology of metalworking is an exercise in democracy. Anyone with the cash can buy machines, tools, software and machine accessories. But once this equipment is delivered to the shop, it gets interesting.

It’s at that point the art of metalworking takes over in the form of applying generic technology to the shop’s specific needs and talents. The article “Artistry with Skive Tools” looks at one such process, skiving, that while being “settled” technology with more than a century of use, still requires an appreciation of a deft touch by the machinist.

While the article covers the importance of artistry that a person brings to the process, it also looks at the science behind its successful implementation. Read the full story at “Artistry with Skive Tools.”