High Speed Machining Tool Paths Equate to Increased Tool Life

As materials change and evolve the cutting tools and procedures developed to machine these materials must also change and evolve.  

Many of the current materials are thermal resistant which means the heat generated by the machining is dissipating into the carbide cutting tool which adversely affects tool life. There are procedures  to reduce the amount of heat in the cut for both conventional milling and high speed machining.

High Speed Machining

If using High Speed Machining techniques it is important to control the radial cutting depth to reduce the amount of heat in the cut.
  1. Radial cutting depths must be below 20% of the tool diameter.
  2. In addition, you must also use the proper high speed milling techniques such as Peel Milling and Trochoidal Milling.
Conventional Milling

When using conventional milling techniques;
  1. You must keep the SFM under 200 surface feet per minute.
  2. In addition keep the Axial Depth of Cut (ADOC) under 1xD.
The new Fullerton Fury end mill can be effectively applied for high speed machining and also convention machining techniques.