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Unformatted text preview: being removed from the part from sticking to the end mill, reducing its life and the quality of the cut. End mills come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes. To those unfamiliar with metal machining, an end mill will look like an odd drill bit. While an end mill can be used to drill a hole, its function is much larger than that. In many ways, a milling machine with an end mill is very similar to a router in wood working. An end mill can be used to cut blind holes or grooves, bevel edges, cut a flat edge, and make holes in a block of material. An end mill can also be used to make bearing raceways and cylinders. You cannot make a square hole with an end mill, but you can make a square post. An end mill coupled with a milling machine is possibly the most versatile machine in the shop....
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This note was uploaded on 02/18/2010 for the course ME 131 taught by Professor Baird during the Fall '09 term at BYU - ID.
- Fall '09