Notes on Machining Methods

  • How to choose an appropriate diameter tool.

Machine plain surfaces with a larger tool and corner radii with smaller diameter cutters.

  • Relation of the cutter diameter and corner R size of work piece

A guide for the smallest possible workpiece radius that can be machined is from 0.6 ─0.7 x DC of the tool.

* Adjust cutting conditions according to the set up.
* Smaller workpiece corner radii (only > 0.5 x DC) may be possible by reducing the width of cut, speed and pick feed.