Borke Mold Specialists: A Comprehensive Guide to Milling Cutters and Their Types

As highlighted in a comprehensive article by Market Prospects titled “What are a Milling Cutter and its Classification,” CNC machining stands as a cornerstone in modern subtractive manufacturing. This computer numerical control system brings efficiency and automation to the forefront, with CNC milling emerging as a key player in this realm. While CNC turning carves material away, CNC milling employs a rotary tool to achieve precision through material removal.

At the heart of CNC milling lies a variety of milling cutters, each tailored to specific applications. Let’s delve into some of the most common types:

End mills: Versatile and efficient, end mills boast flat bottoms and can cut axially and transversely, making them ideal for high-speed work.

Face milling cutter: Designed for plane cutting on large surfaces, face milling cutters sport replaceable carbide inserts, ensuring durability and quality.

Ball Knife: Also known as Ball Mills, these cutters feature hemispherical cutting tips, perfect for R angle and surface processing.

Slab mill milling cutter: While less common today, these tools are still used on manual milling machines for rapid surface machining.

Side cutter: Similar to end mills, side and face mills are versatile, although their popularity has diminished with advancing technologies.

Involute gear tool: Specialized tools for milling involute gears and designing gear and rack shapes.

Flying cutter: Offering functionality akin to face milling cutters, flying cutters are single-point rotary tools used on milling machines for large, flat surfaces.

Hollow sharpening: These cutters feed workpieces into the mill to produce cylindrical results, contrasting with face milling cutters.

Roughing end mills: With serrated teeth, roughing end mills expedite cutting and produce smaller metal pieces for easier cleanup.

Half-edge cutter: Ideal for crafting keyways in shafts, these cutters feature teeth perpendicular to the outside diameter.

Thread milling cutter: Utilized for producing threaded holes, thread milling cutters enhance stability and environmental adaptability during threading processes.

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