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.
Types of cutters: Center Cutting End mills
Types of cutters: Non-Center Cutting End Mills
Types of Cutters: Roughing Mills
Types of Cutters: Ball End Mills
Types of cutters: Engravers
Types of cutters: Fly or Shell Mill
Does Number of Teeth Matter? What are Flutes?
What is Depth of Cut? How Deep can I Cut on a Single Pass?
What is Stepover? How Much Should I make the Toolpaths Overlap?
What is Chip Load?
What are Tools Made of?
What’s the Difference Between Climb and Conventional Cutting?
What Tool Should be Used for Which Operations?
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