Cnc Tooling Basics Part 2 End Mill Router Bit Design
Cnc tooling basics part 2 end mill router bit design is post about Cnc Woodworking bookmarked by mario with ID 12440378449 was uploaded on 04-04-2019 and has been viewed 159,429 times.
As I mentioned in my 'CNC Tooling Basics for Woodworkers' post and the introduction, there are a lot of little details that go into the design of CNC end mills and router bits.Only a few are important for most digital woodworkers, so, this is a streamlined primer focused on the basic details you need to know when choosing router bits and end mills for use on a CNC.
First, a diagram of the parts of a CNC end mill or router bit: Cutting Diameter is the width of cutting part of the tool Flutes are the cutting edges along the side of the mill or bit Length of Cut or 'LOC 'is the length of the cutting area Overall Length or 'OAL' is the length of the entire mill or bit Shank is the area of the mill that is clamped into the tool holder or collet.
Shaft Diameter is width of the shaft Helix Angle is the angle of the cutters from the longitudinal axis CNC Cutter Design Basics — Flutes Flutes are the cutting edges you see along the sides of CNC mills and router bits.
In the case of the spiral router bits meant for wood cutting, two flutes are most common.CNC mills can have from...