4/18/2011

90-Degree Pocketing Aluminum - 0.250” DOC with Square Shoulder End Mill and XPET-ALU Inserts from Dapra

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(sponsored content) This video demonstrates Dapra's 1" Square Shoulder End Mill executing a pocketing routine in aluminum.

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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
XPET1604-ALU Inserts
6061 Material
2000 SFM (7640 RPM)
.026" IPT (400 IPM)
.250" DOC
.600" WOC
40 Taper VMC

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