To choose an end mill, the cutting edge geometry should first be chosen according to the application. Secondly, a solid, brazed or indexable insert end mill is then chosen according
to the required surface roughness, tool costs and component dimensions.
1. Choosing the cutting edge geometry by machining method.
2. Choosing solid, brazed or indexable by surface roughness, tool costs and application size.
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3. Choosing the tool substrate by type of machine to be used.
4. Choosing the tool grade (coating) by workpiece material.
5. Choosing the shank geometry by holder type.
6. Choosing ordinary flute, semi-finishing or roughing flute by the surface roughness.
7. Choosing the cutting edge type by surface roughmess requirement.
8. Choosing the end cutting edge geometry by machining method.
9. Choosing the number of edges by machining method.
10. Choosing the helix angle by machining method.
11. Choosing the diameter by rigidity and tool costs.
12. Choosing the cutting edge length based on the application.
13. Choosing the shank and neck length by machining depth.
14. Choosing the neck shape by wall geometry.
15. Choosing the diameter / ball nose radius / corner radius / taper half angle by machining dimensions.
3. Choosing the tool geometry.
4. Choosing the diameter by workpiece dimensions.
5. Choosing the insert size by maximum depth of cut.
6. Choosing the shank geometry by machining depth.
7. Choosing the neck geometry by machining depth.
8. Choosing the tool grade by workpiece material.
9. Choosing the breaker by depth of cut.