We get a lot of questions about high speed spindle life such as, “How long will a new (or repaired) spindle last?” or, “What can I do to extend the life of my high speed spindle?” It’s no wonder why - spindle failure often leads to avoidable costly repairs or complete replacement. Worse yet, it means your machinery stops running, production halts, labor is wasted, and delivery dates are missed. In an environment where customers are expecting precise lead times, there is little room for error. All of these issues can be avoided by following these relatively simple tips to extend high speed spindle life, while maximizing performance and output. Although no spindle will last forever - it makes both practical and economical sense to keep them running as long as possible.