What is all the fuss about flute end mills?

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Shinybullet
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What is all the fuss about flute end mills?

Postby Shinybullet » Sun May 31, 2015 3:59 pm

I have always known that it is more productive and practical to use several flutes when working on any material - since the cutting edges are more "choppy", so to speak. Now I hear that this is not the case - i.e. it is not the optimum choice to use many flute end mills. I still think it is not such a bad choice at all. Correct me if this is not the case...

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Re: What is all the fuss about flute end mills?

Postby Tse » Sun Jun 07, 2015 6:19 pm

Aluminum will be hard to mill with many end flutes...

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Re: What is all the fuss about flute end mills?

Postby phillitusmundus » Sat Jun 20, 2015 8:17 pm

Please allow me to differ with you Tse. I can recall vividly from my high school knowledge that aluminum is a soft noncorrosive metal. I find it hard to think of a suitable alternative in this particular case. I would like to you to support your statement.

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Re: What is all the fuss about flute end mills?

Postby Villefiere » Sun Jul 12, 2015 10:01 am

Shinybullet wrote:I have always known that it is more productive and practical to use several flutes when working on any material - since the cutting edges are more "choppy", so to speak. Now I hear that this is not the case - i.e. it is not the optimum choice to use many flute end mills. I still think it is not such a bad choice at all. Correct me if this is not the case...
I also think you are right on using many end mills.

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Re: What is all the fuss about flute end mills?

Postby Humanbean » Tue Jul 14, 2015 6:38 pm

Made an account just to agree with you.

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Re: What is all the fuss about flute end mills?

Postby 5so95n » Thu Jul 16, 2015 10:50 am

Hey, when you have a constant feed rate and you increase the end mills, you get an improved finish. That's how it goes.

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Re: What is all the fuss about flute end mills?

Postby Shinybullet » Thu Jul 16, 2015 11:11 am

Thank you, this was kinda what i was sayin

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Re: What is all the fuss about flute end mills?

Postby Francisco » Sun Oct 18, 2015 8:01 pm

Wow.. Are you sure of that Humanbean..!!? :D It seems so unreal.

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Re: What is all the fuss about flute end mills?

Postby Lucidlucia » Thu Oct 22, 2015 10:23 pm

May Humanbean has exaggerated but even I will have to admit that Villefiere just hit the nail at the head.


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