Milling is done using a cylindrical milling tool mounted in a milling tool holder that is then mounted in the tool spindle on the machine. End Mills End mills are the most common milling cutters. End mills are available in a wide variety of lengths, diameters, and types. A square end mill is used for most general milling applications.
What is face milling? Face milling is the most common milling operation and can be performed using a wide range of different tools. Cutters with a 45º entering angle are most frequently used, but round insert cutters, square shoulder cutters and side and face mills are also used for certain conditions.
The number of revolutions the milling tool makes per minute on the spindle. This is a machine-oriented value, which is calculated from the recommended cutting speed value for an operation. Feed per tooth, f z. A value for calculating the table feed. The feed per tooth value is calculated from the recommended maximum chip thickness value.
Create a Process Step. A rough milling process step will need to be created. This step will control the toolpath for the facing operation. The step will use a 1/2" End Mill. Select File--Planner to open the Job Operation Planner. Make sure the "Process Step List" tab is active, then use Add to add a new step.