End Mill Basics
At first glance, you might think that end mills are just different types of drill bits. As the name suggests, however, end mills are used in milling applications and are a type of cutting tool. There are several categories available, and they may be further divided by the application, such as slotting, side milling, tapering, or pocket milling.
What is Milling?
To have a better understanding of end mills and their uses, one needs to know what milling is. In basic terms, milling is a technique that uses a rotating cutting tool to carve out 3-dimensional shapes. As the..