Milling Tools

March 09, 2016

KOMET’s new line of milling tools—comprised of more than 280 articles, including 63 new imperial (inch) and 63 new metric bodies—represents a strong offering as the toolmaker continues to expand its focus on milling products.

The new indexable milling tools feature single- and double-sided inserts, as well as a variety of geometries and grades to match customers’ most challenging milling operations. The portfolio includes tools specially designed for facemilling, profile milling and high-speed milling processes, in a variety of diameters and configurations.

Related Glossary Terms

  • facemilling


    Form of milling that produces a flat surface generally at right angles to the rotating axis of a cutter having teeth or inserts both on its periphery and on its end face.

  • gang cutting ( milling)

    gang cutting ( milling)

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

  • 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.