Getting Started with Milling and Its Tools

In this chapter, we will start moving from the turning world (which we should now be a bit familiar with) to the milling world, which has lots of potential and wide horizons for us to explore. Of course, this will lead us to new challenges and additional complexities that we will try to overcome during this chapter and the ones that follow.

We will discover the difference between a three-axis milling machine and a five-axis one, review the most common milling operations, and take a glimpse at the weirdly shaped tools that are involved in the cutting processes.

As always, we will learn useful formulas for parameter evaluation and a couple of golden rules that may save your day in the future.

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