CNC Chef offers endmill shopping insight

Published Date
February 19,2019 - 04:15:pm

Related Glossary Terms

  • computer numerical control ( CNC)

    computer numerical control ( CNC)

    Microprocessor-based controller dedicated to a machine tool that permits the creation or modification of parts. Programmed numerical control activates the machine’s servos and spindle drives and controls the various machining operations. See DNC, direct numerical control; NC, numerical control.

  • endmill

    endmill

    Milling cutter held by its shank that cuts on its periphery and, if so configured, on its free end. Takes a variety of shapes (single- and double-end, roughing, ballnose and cup-end) and sizes (stub, medium, long and extra-long). Also comes with differing numbers of flutes.

When Bob Warfield of the CNCCookbook blog surveyed his readers about what endmills they use, he said there were way more than 100 brands represented. This video is all about understanding what's different about an expensive endmill versus a cheap one. Bob also addresses the question of whether premium endmills are worth the price.

Check on Bob's blog on the topic here.

About The CNC Chef Video Series: The video series is a collaboration between Cutting Tool Engineering and Bob Warfield, founder of the CNCCookbook.com, which is among the most popular CNC Blogs on the Internet. Thanks to his work with CNCCookbook and the G-Wizard software series, Warfield routinely receives questions from shops all over the world. For more information about the CNCCookbook, visit his website here.