MILLING MACHINE OPERATIONS - OD1644
- LESSON 1/TASK 2
MILLING MACHINE OPERATIONS
Describe the types, nomenclature, and use of milling cutters.
Within a self-study
Within two hours
No supplementary references are needed for this task.
metals to various shapes and sizes by means of a rotating cutting tool or
tools having a number of cutting edges called teeth. Such tools are known
as milling cutters or mills. In order to machine many configurations in a
milling machine, man has developed various types of milling cutters to fit
the necessary requirements.
Most milling cutters are made of high speed
steel; some employ the use of carbide teeth and inserts. In this task, the
types, nomenclature, and use of milling cutters will be described.
There are different types of milling machine cutters. Some cutters
can be used for several operations, others can be used for only one
operation. Some cutters have straight teeth,