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Single Flute Spiral Endmill Tools Cnc Router ACP Sheet Cutting


Product Code MM

Cutting Dia
Cutting Length MMSank
Total Length

1Flute Solid Carbide Spiral Endmill

Available in  2mm / 3mm / 4mm / 5mm / 6mm

CD = Cutting Dia  /  CL = Cutting Length / SD = Sank Dia

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Single-flute tools refer to cutting tools used in machining operations, particularly in the context of milling. These tools have a single cutting edge, which means they have only one flute or groove along the length of the tool. The flute is the spiral-shaped groove that runs around the tool’s circumference, and it plays a crucial role in chip evacuation and material removal during the machining process.

Here are some key points about single flute tools:

  1. Chip Evacuation: The primary advantage of single flute tools is their excellent chip evacuation capabilities. With only one flute, there is ample space for chips (cut material) to be effectively removed from the cutting zone, reducing the risk of chip clogging or jamming. This is especially beneficial when machining softer materials that tend to create longer and stringier chips.
  2. High Speed Machining: Single flute tools are often used in high-speed machining applications, where the tool rotates at high speeds and removes material quickly. The efficient chip evacuation helps prevent chips from interfering with the cutting process, allowing for smoother and more productive machining.
  3. Plastics and Non-Ferrous Metals: Single flute tools are commonly used when machining plastics, aluminum, brass, and other non-ferrous metals. These materials tend to generate longer and more flexible chips, and the single flute design helps manage them effectively.
  4. Reduced Tool Deflection: Due to the single flute design, these tools can have reduced deflection compared to multi-flute tools, allowing for more accurate and precise machining.
  5. Limited Radial Engagement: Single flute tools are most effective when used with lower radial engagement (how much the tool is in contact with the workpiece) and higher axial engagement (how deep the tool cuts). This setup helps maintain stability and prevents overloading the tool.
  6. Surface Finish: In some cases, single flute tools can provide a smoother surface finish compared to multi-flute tools, especially when machining materials prone to heat buildup.
  7. Limitations: While single flute tools offer advantages in specific applications, they might not be suitable for all machining tasks. They might not be as efficient in removing large amounts of material, and they could generate more heat due to increased contact with the workpiece.

Overall, the choice between single flute and multi-flute tools depends on factors such as the material being machined, the desired surface finish, cutting speed, and the specific machining operation. It’s important to consider these factors and consult with machining experts to select the most appropriate tool for your application.


Additional information

1FT - CDxCLxLongxSank

2x8x45x3, 3x15x45x3, 4x20x50x4, 5x20x50x5, 6x22x50x6


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