ALUMINIUM ENDMILLS

1 X 5MM 3FLUTE FLAT SHANK AL ENDMILL 5X13X50XD5 – R276

SKU – FD0131P

2 X 6MM 3FLUTE FLAT SHANK AL ENDMILL 6X16X50XD6 – R333.50

SKU – FB0423P

2 X 8MM 3FLUTE FLAT SHANK AL ENDMILL 8X20X60XD8 – R446.20

SKU – FC0126P

1 X 10MM 3FLUTE FLAT SHANK AL ENDMILL 10X25X75XD10 – R632.50

SKU – EH0637P

2 X 12MM 3FLUTE FLAT SHANK AL ENDMILL 12X30X75XD12 – R690

SKU – FD0763P

 

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Aluminium endmill cutters, also known as aluminum end mills, are cutting tools specifically designed for machining aluminum and aluminum alloys. These end mills are engineered with features optimized for the unique properties of aluminum, such as its relatively low melting point, tendency to generate built-up edge (BUE), and softness compared to other metals like steel.

Here are some key characteristics and considerations when using aluminium endmill cutters:

  1. Material Composition: They use high-speed steel (HSS) or carbide to make aluminium endmill cutters. Carbide end mills are more commonly in use due to their superior hardness, heat resistance, and wear resistance compared to HSS. Carbide end mills are capable of maintaining sharp cutting edges for longer periods. This results to extended tool life and improved surface finish.
  2. Coatings: Many aluminium endmill cutters are coated with specialized coatings to further enhance performance and prolong tool life. Common coatings include TiN (titanium nitride), TiCN (titanium carbonitride), TiAlN (titanium aluminum nitride), and AlTiN (aluminum titanium nitride). These coatings provide increased hardness, lubricity, and thermal resistance, reducing friction and wear during machining.
  3. Flute Design: End mills for aluminium typically have fewer flutes compared to those used for machining harder materials like steel. The reduced number of flutes helps to prevent chip congestion and improve chip evacuation, resulting in better surface finish and dimensional accuracy.
  4. Cutting Parameters: When machining aluminium with endmill cutters, it’s essential to use appropriate cutting parameters such as cutting speed, feed rate, and depth of cut.
  5. Coolant and Lubrication: While some machining operations may benefit from the use of coolant or lubricant, aluminium end milling does not.

Overall, aluminium endmill cutters are essential tools for efficiently machining aluminium and aluminium alloys in various industries, including aerospace, automotive, electronics, and construction. Their specialized design and features help optimize cutting performance, tool life, and surface finish when working with this lightweight and versatile material.