Helical’s 5 Flute Chipbreaker End Mill Roughing 1018 Steel
Watch this video of Helical Solutions’ 5 Flute Variable Pitch Chipbreaker Rougher End Mill roughing out 1018 Steel without any coolant.
Ground from solid carbide, Helical Solution’s wide selection of 5 Flute Variable Pitch Chipbreaker Rougher End Mills is specially engineered to reduce harmonics and increase feed rates in a wide range of ferrous materials. Aplus coated for added lubricity and high performance temperature resistance for faster speeds and feeds and improved tool life, these tools provide excellent performance in light profiling, High Efficiency Milling (HEM), and finishing applications.
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What are the machining specifics (i.e. EM size, speeds, feeds, DOC, WOC, etc.) used in video?
This is Helical EDP# 59406 which is a 1/2″ diameter end mill with a 1-1/4″ length of cut. We ran this tool at 7,639 RPM, 344 IPM and 1,000 SFM with 1/2″ ADOC and 15% RDOC.
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EDP shows 5 flute
TOOL # 59406
5 Flute, Corner Radius – Chipbreaker Rougher, Variable Pitch (Aplus), End Mills for Steels, Tool Steels, Cast Iron, & Titanium
Great catch! This article is mislabeled currently. I will make sure this is updated to the correct title.
How does running the tool both directions (climb and conventional) affect the tool life? It certainly does make the operation faster.
Great question! When running both conventional and climb milling the tool life would decrease but since you are able to machine faster, your end mill should perform the same. If you want to run both styles at the same time we suggest weighing out the benefits, do you need longer tool life or do you need to machine faster?
I see that you’re not using coolant. Is this recommended, or just for demonstration?
In this video we did not use it for demonstration but to prolong tool life, in a real-world situation, we would have used coolant. We recommend using coolant when available and when chip packing and heat are a possible issue.