Question

I need some face mills and not sure which will suit me as the book you’ve supplied has too much stuff in. Can you call me to help choose please.
Richard

Answer

Hi Richard
No problem, we’ll call you shortly. In the mean time I thought this would be a good opportunity to post your question on the site as this point has been raised before. Sandvik have this handy clip which should help in the mean time.

Sandvik Coromant go on to say….
There are multiple CNC milling cutters available; each is designed to perform a different task. The lead angle of the cutter has an affect on not only the chip generated, but the cutting forces in both the axial and the radial direction.
Optimise productivity by selecting the right milling cutter for your operation. Choose square-shoulder milling cutters for components with thin surfaces, in instances of unstable fixturing, on machines with weak spindles, or when you need to produce a 90-degree shoulder.

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