What is the difference between the end mill and face milling cutter?
“Face milling cutter”, also known as disk milling cutter, is used to process plane on vertical milling machine, end milling machine or gantry milling machine. There are cutter teeth on the end face and circumference, as well as coarse teeth and fine teeth. There are three types of structures: integral type, inlaid type and indexable type.
“End milling cutter” is mainly used to process grooves and step surfaces. The cutter teeth are on the circumference and end face, and cannot be fed along the axial direction during operation. When the end milling cutter has end teeth passing through the center, it can be fed axially. This is the difference between the two.
The end mill has a large edge-to-diameter ratio, it can process a deeper cavity, the cutting parameters are low, and the tool is easy to vibrate.
The face milling cutter has a small edge-to-diameter ratio and is used to process large surfaces of workpiece. It has high parameters and good tool rigidity, which is not easy to vibrate.
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