Flute Count

Author John Forrest
April 01, 2002 - 11:00am

Many factors contribute to the success of an endmilling operation. Among them is applying a tool with the appropriate number of flutes.

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Related Glossary Terms

  • endmilling


    Operation in which the cutter is mounted on the machine’s spindle rather than on an arbor. Commonly associated with facing operations on a milling machine.

  • flutes


    Grooves and spaces in the body of a tool that permit chip removal from, and cutting-fluid application to, the point of cut.


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