The RDOC and TEA have a direct trigonometric relationship to one another.*
-More cutting work per tool rotation, requiring slower surface speed!
-Difficulty with chip evacuation may require lighter ADOC and/or fewer flutes
-Fewer re-positioning moves, resulting in shorter cycle time
-Less cutting work per tool rotation, allowing faster surface speed
-Better chip evacuation, allowing increased ADOC and/or more flutes
-More re-positioning moves, resulting in longer cycle time
*As stated above, there is a direct trigonometric relationship between the radial depth of cut and the tool engagement angle. Also important to understand is how TEA/ROOC affects “chip thinning”.