Face Mills is the most common milling operation and can be performed using a wide range of different tools. CNC milling inserts with a 45º entering angle are most frequently used, but round milling inserts and square shoulder milling inserts are also used for certain conditions. Face milling inserts are mainly used for machining planes, with the characteristics of high production efficiency and good work stability.
Face milling is a machining technique used for flattening and smoothing the surface of workpieces. Machinists use two types of machines for this process which could be either a machining center or a milling machine. The major difference between this process and traditional milling techniques is that the milling machine or machining center is perpendicular to the workpiece. This means the top of the machine mills the workpiece instead of the side used in other milling techniques.
The demand for a wide, flat, smooth surface and the purpose to eliminate an undesirable layer of material of a workpiece leads to face milling development. UKO can offer a series of face milling inserts, which can process a variety of workpieces like steel, stainless steel, titanium alloy, cast iron, etc. UKO face milling inserts including SEKT/SEER/SEKN/SEEN/SPKN/SEMR and etc. Those cutting tools can remove the material from the face or the edges of the stock to enable you to get the final result being a smooth and flat surface workpiece.
SEKT13T3AFTR Face Milling Inserts
SEER1203AFS Face Milling Inserts
SEKN1203AFTN Face Milling Inserts
SEEN1203AFTN Face Milling Inserts
SPKN1504ZER Face Milling Inserts
SEMR1504AFTR Face Milling Inserts
Double-sided HNMG090608R Face Milling Insert
Double-sided PNMU0905XER Face Milling Insert
Double-sided SNMU1206XTN Face Milling Insert
Available to different entering angles.
High efficiency and smooth finishing surface.
Flexibility to perform different facing operations.
Face milling with its ability is suitable for quickly cutting and shaping large objects or large surfaces. Compared to standard edge milling, face milling allows machinists to use a much smaller bit while shaping a relatively large item. This makes face milling convenient for small spaces or smaller milling machines. It also helps users create a flat surface over a large area with ease, which can save production cost.
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How to choose the right face milling operation?2022-11-01T02:59:35+00:00
Since there are multiple options to combine particular tools and face milling operations, you may need some explanations on how to choose one. Here are some factors to pay attention to while making a decision:
Workload: Some types of face milling operations, like finishing with wiper inserts, suit the manufacturing of large batches of products better. It is correct only when the milling operations go with a combination of proper cutters. General face milling is an ideal option for mixes of small batches of components.
Your particular intent: For example, to remove large amounts of material rapidly and roughly or achieve the highest precision possible. Guide your choice accordingly.
Type of workpieces: In case you ordered castings, be prepared to apply for heavy-duty milling first. But if you have already prepared components, you can go with bare general face milling.
Design of a workpiece: It is highly inadvisable to mill over pre-drilled holes, for example. But the consistency of high feed machining consistency over the surface will severely deteriorate if applied to such a component. Heavy duty and general face milling are less demanding in this aspect.
Design of a finished component and technical requirements: It is frequent that you cannot achieve high precision by using, for example, heavy-duty or high feed milling. So be sure the chosen method meets the requirements set to the finished component’s design. Also, thin-walled components can be produced only by means of general face milling or finishing with wiper inserts (ineffective).
Material of a workpiece: Consider that high feed milling can be performed over the thick sheets of the durable metals by appropriate tooling. So, if you are unsure that a workpiece will withstand increased temperature and pressure, better go with general milling or finishing with wiper inserts.
You can make the decision regarding the choice of a face milling process alone. But do not forget to select an appropriate cutter with a sufficient entering angle as well as per their characteristics above.
What is fast feed milling? and what are the main factors to consider?2022-10-28T01:54:08+00:00
Fast feed milling is a machining method that combines a shallow depth of cut with a high feed rate of up to 2.0 mm per tooth. This combination maximizes the amount of metal being removed from a part and increases the number of finished parts in a given time.
Indexable tools with a low-pressure angle of approx. 10°to 15° are often suitable for high-speed milling. Using a low-pressure angle reduces the chip thickness by up to 80 percent compared with tools with a 90° pressure angle. In this type of machining operation, feed rates per tooth (fz) of well over 1 mm are common. A further advantage of high-feed milling cutters is that the cutting forces flow almost entirely in the direction of the spindle. The result is minimal vibration during roughing operations with large overhangs.
A toric tool can imitate these effects. If the depth of cut (ap) is smaller than the cutting radius, the effective pressure angle decreases. The smaller the depth of cut, the more the distribution of forces shifts in the direction of the spindle.
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