End Mills

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End Mills

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Synonyms: DE: Schaftfräser
Type: milling cutter
Material: different
Used with: CNC router, CNC mill
Location: CNC room
Tutors:
Similar (More or Less): router bits, drill bits

An end mill is a type of milling cutter, a cutting tool used in industrial milling applications. It is distinguished from the drill bit in its application, geometry, and manufacture. (Wikipedia)

End mills come in different sizes and with different numbers of flutes. In addition, they can be made of different materials.

Usage

End mills are used with our CNC router or CNC mill.

The material you want to cut dictates the proper mill material and number of flutes. If you are unsure which end mill to use, please refer to our collection of milling experiences.

Available at the Space

End mills are usually "bring your own" as there are way too many different types and quality levels out there. However, for soft materials and at your own risk there is a simple set of cheap end mills available to share in the CNC room (if they haven't broken down yet).

Besides this selection, Lukas might let you borrow one of his end mills/router bits for a beer or so ;-)

And maybe some other members would share, too?

Further Reading