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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