Most Common Cutting Tools for CNC Machining
CNC machines employ a wide variety of cutting tools to produce a wide range of shapes. The most popular milling machine tools are listed below.
Slots, grooves, cavities, and other vertical walls are machined using the flat head, bull head, and ball head tools. They can manufacture a wide variety of features since they each have unique geometric capabilities. In 5-axis CNC machining, ball head tools are frequently utilized to create surfaces with curvature and freeform geometries.
Of course, the most often used instrument for swiftly and effectively making holes is a drill. An instrument with a plunging flat head that travels along a helical route can be used to drill holes with irregularly sized diameters.
Slot cutters may create T-slots and other undercuts by removing material from the sides of a vertical wall because the diameter of their cutting edge is less than the diameter of their shaft.
Threaded holes are created with threading taps. It takes careful coordination of the tap's rotational and linear speeds to make a thread. Manual tapping is still a prevalent practice in machine shops.
Materials are removed from broad, flat surfaces using face milling cutters. They can process vast areas with fewer passes because they have a bigger diameter than end milling tools. As a result, making items with flat surfaces takes less time overall. During the machining cycle, operators frequently perform a face milling step to prepare the block's dimensions.
You'll find an equally expansive range of cutting tools used in CNC turning, which cover all your machining needs such as face cutting, threading and groove cutting.
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