In the Loupe TV: Ball Nose End Mills & Scallop Height

A Ball Nose End Mill has a full form radius, allowing machinists to utilize the entire radius when contouring and finishing a 3D surface. When creating a surface with this tool, however, scallop marks are created and left on a part. How high these scallop marks are, and how far apart they are, will determine the overall surface finish quality of a part. Join In The Loupe TV’s “Cutting Tool Counselor,” Don Grandt, as he dives into what scallop height is and how to manipulate it so you can achieve the best finish possible with a Ball Nose End Mill.

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