Thinning Out

Author Tom Hofmann
Published
April 01,2005 - 11:00am

High-feel milling cutters can reduce machining time in roughing applications.

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Related Glossary Terms

  • gang cutting ( milling)

    gang cutting ( milling)

    Machining with several cutters mounted on a single arbor, generally for simultaneous cutting.

  • milling

    milling

    Machining operation in which metal or other material is removed by applying power to a rotating cutter. In vertical milling, the cutting tool is mounted vertically on the spindle. In horizontal milling, the cutting tool is mounted horizontally, either directly on the spindle or on an arbor. Horizontal milling is further broken down into conventional milling, where the cutter rotates opposite the direction of feed, or “up” into the workpiece; and climb milling, where the cutter rotates in the direction of feed, or “down” into the workpiece. Milling operations include plane or surface milling, endmilling, facemilling, angle milling, form milling and profiling.

Author

Global Product Manager for Milling Products

Tom Hofmann is global product manager for milling products at Stellram, La Vergne, Tennesse. For more information about the company’s cutting tools, visit www.stellram.com or call 800-232-1200.