The Basics: Tooling For CNC Machines

The Basics: Tooling For CNC Machines

There is so much to learn about tooling when it comes to CNC machines, that it can really be overwhelming. Here we present just the basics as it pertains to a “rookies” classroom. There are complete courses on these topics, but this should get you started

First of all, We have put together a short powerpoint which can be downloaded at the link below.

reddownloadCnJ CNC Tooling Basics

Topics:

Types of cutters: Center Cutting End mills

1CCendmill

Types of cutters: Non-Center Cutting End Mills

2nonccendmill

Types of Cutters: Roughing Mills

13roughingend

Types of Cutters: Ball End Mills

3Ballendmill

Types of cutters: Engravers

6engravers

Types of cutters: Fly or Shell Mill

12flyshell

Does Number of Teeth Matter? What are Flutes?

7numderteeth

What is Depth of Cut? How Deep can I Cut on a Single Pass?

5depthofcut

What is Stepover? How Much Should I make the Toolpaths Overlap?

4Stepover

What is Chip Load?

8chipload

What are Tools Made of?

9toolmatls

What’s the Difference Between Climb and Conventional Cutting?

climb4
climbconvention2

What Tool Should be Used for Which Operations?

11whattool

 

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