What is the difference between ball nose and end mills?

End mills and ball nose end mills are commonly used milling tools that differ mainly in the shape of their cutting edges and their range of use.

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1. The difference between end mills and ball nose end mills

 

1) Different shapes

 

The cutting edge of the end mill is in the shape of a straight milling cutter and is suitable for plane and straight-line processing; the cutting edge of the ball end mill is spherical and is suitable for processing curved surfaces and corners and chamfers.

 

2) Different applications

 

When processing some irregular-shaped workpieces, it will be difficult to use an end mill; but if a ball nose milling cutter is used, workpieces of various shapes and radii can be easily processed, especially in curved surface processing.

 

3) Different cutting depths

 

End mills have a strong cutting depth and are suitable for processing materials with higher hardness; ball end mills have a shallow cutting depth and are suitable for processing materials with lower hardness.

 

2. How to choose the right milling cutter

 

1) Select according to processing materials

 

The higher the hardness of the material, the sharper the cutting edge required; there are corresponding end mills and ball end mills to choose from for different materials.

 

2) Select according to the shape of the workpiece

 

Choose different milling cutters according to the shape of the workpiece to ensure the processing effect as much as possible.

In short, when selecting end mills and ball end mills, the appropriate milling cutter should be selected according to the specific processing materials and workpiece shape to achieve the best processing effect.

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