Milling Tools

Milling produces a flat or contoured surface on a workpiece with a rotating tool. The work can be done on a machining center or milling machine, and can also be done on a turning center that has rotary or “live tool” capabilities. The tools for milling include both solid tools and “indexable” tools—the latter consisting of a tool body that uses replaceable cutting inserts. Carbide is the most likely material for milling tools, though other options include high speed steel as well as, ceramic, cermet and diamond tools for certain more demanding applications. The end mill can be flat-bottomed for flat surfaces, or ball-nosed for milling up contoured shapes. Another common milling tool variety is the “face mill,” a generally larger-diameter tool designed for efficiently milling a wide, flat surface in an economical number of passes.
Search the Machine Tool Database

Search and find specs for these machines.

Mill 4-11
Feature

Economies of Usable Cutting Tool Edges

Recent introductions from a major cutting tool maker illustrate the engineering and application of tools designed to deliver an increased number of useful edges.
Feature

Lights Off, Profit On

Various tooling considerations contribute to profitable lights-out machining.
Find Related Suppliers

Search and find related suppliers of Milling Tools

New Product Announcements
New Product

High-Penetration Drilling Line Includes 10×D Holders

Eastec 2017: Allied Machine & Engineering introduces its Gen3sys XT Pro line of high-penetration drilling products.



Subscribe to MMS Subscribe - Enewsletter Follow Us on Youtube