(sponsored content) This video demonstrates Dapra's 1" Square Shoulder End Mill executing a pocketing routine in aluminum.
This video demonstrates Dapra's 1" Square Shoulder End Mill executing a pocketing routine in aluminum. The material is 6061 aluminum, and the machine tool used is a Fadal 4020 with a 40-taper spindle.
This particular pocketing routine utilizes a polished, 16mm XPET-ALU insert for more depth of cut capability at an aggressive feed rate. The MRR (metal removal rate) for the cut is 60 cubic inches/minute. The cut shown is done without coolant in order to provide better visibility. Good coolant flow is generally recommended.
The parameters for this video are:
1" Square Shoulder End Mill
2000 SFM (7640 RPM)
.026" IPT (400 IPM)
40 Taper VMC