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Choosing the Most Suitable Solid Carbide End Mill

Choosing a good end mill for your machining job can be easy, but selecting the most suitable and productive end mill can be a challenging task. This guide will help you navigate the vast range of SmiCut Solid Carbide End Mills, ensuring you achieve the best productivity and price-to-value ratio for your machining work.

For a good overview of all our tools, please also check our catalogue or online store. In this guide, you will learn about each SmiCut category of end mills and also find links to more information about them.

The range of Solid Carbide End Mills from SmiCut can be divided in the following 5 categories.

Solid Carbide End Mills with LC grade

These end mills are the ideal first choice for high-performance milling in all types of steel. They have a modern AlCrN-coating that gives high heat resistance and long tool life. As well as a conventional design of 2, 3 and 4 flute end mills we have various types of state of the art end mills for different purposes. The LC category is our most selling end mills and we keep a large stock of each item.

  • (M) End Mills (2, 3 and 4 flute)
  • (R) End Mills with Ball Nose (2 flute)
  • (MZ) End Mill with Variable Flute 35° and 38° (4 flute)
  • (MV) Slot Side End Mill (4 flute)
  • (FW) Wave Formed Roughing End Mills (3 and 4 flute)

Solid Carbide End Mills with FC grade

These end mills has the largest range in different sizes and lengths. These end mills are also available with corner radius, ball nose, and high helix. FC (TiAlN-coating) is an all-round grade that performs well in a wide range of materials and applications.

  • (M) End Mills (2, 3 and 4 flute)
  • (M..R) End Mills with Corner Radius (2 and 4 flute)
  • (R) End Mills with Ball Nose (2 and 4 flute)
  • (R..L) End Mills with Ball Nose and Long Shank (2 flute)
  • (U & V) High Helix End Mills (6 and 8 flute)
  • (TH) Roughing End Mills (3 flute)

Solid Carbide End Mills for Aluminium

The flute and overall design of our aluminium end mills are tailored to the material’s properties, allowing for high removal rates and extended tool life. We offer a range of standard end mills for aluminium with 2 or 3 flutes and end mills for roughing in aluminium.

  • (MA) End Mills for Aluminium (2 and 3 flute)
  • (FWA) Wave Formed Roughing End Mills for Aluminium (3 flute)

Mold and Die End Mills

SmiCut offers an extensive range of Mold and Die End Mills, designed for high- speed cutting applications. Our collection includes Micro End Mills as small as Ø0.1 mm, end mills with corner radius, ball nose options, and more.

  • (MP) Micro End Mills (2 flute)
  • (RP) Micro End Mills with Ball Nose (2 flute)
  • (MH) End Mills with Corner Radius (2 and 4 flute)
  • (RH) End Mills with Ball Nose (2 and 4 flute)

Diamond Coated End Mills

These Mold and Die End Mills with Diamond Coating offer an unmatched level of wear resistance and durability, ideal for machining abrasive materials such as graphite. The diamond coating extends tool life by reducing friction and heat generation, ensuring consistent performance even in demanding conditions.

  • (MG) Micro End Mills (2 flute)
  • (RG) Micro End Mills with Ball Nose (2 flute)
  • (MG) End Mills with Corner Radius (2, 3 and 4 flute)
  • (RG) End Mills with Ball Nose (2, 3 and 4 flute)

Links

SmiCut Main Catalogue
Solid Carbide End Mills
Milling Knowledge

Variable Flute for Optimal Performance (LC)

Our End Mills with Variable Flutes are designed to deliver high-speed machining and excellent surface finish. The varying helix angles reduce vibration and distribute the cutting forces evenly, ensuring smooth operation and longer tool life. Ideal for diverse materials, these end mills provide a balance of speed, precision, and durability for optimal machining performance.

Slot Milling and Side Milling with One Tool (LC)

Good chip removal for slot milling and strong and vibrationfree machining for side milling. Slot Side End Mills are engineered for precise slotting and side milling tasks in various materials. Their design ensures a clean and accurate cut, providing both depth control and minimized vibration. Ideal for jobs requiring defined slots or recesses, these tools offer reliability and consistency, enhancing your machining operations’ precision and productivity.

Wave Formed End Mills: Roughing Redefined (LC)

Wave formed Roughing End Mills are specifically crafted for high feed rates in roughing applications. Their wave-like profile optimizes chip formation and ejection, resulting in reduced power consumption, minimized cutting forces, and enhanced tool life. Suited for various materials, these tools provide an effective solution for large material removal, ensuring precise and efficient roughing operations.

Solid Carbide End Mills for Aluminium

The flute and overall design of our aluminium end mills are tailored to the material’s properties, allowing for high removal rates and extended tool life.
We offer a range of standard end mills for aluminium with 2 or 3 flutes and end mills for roughing in aluminium.

High Helix End Mills: For Efficient Machining (FC)

High Helix End Mills are extremely efficient tools for side milling. The high angle of these end mills aids in effective chip evacuation, reducing heat and minimizing tool wear. Ideal for both high-speed machining and achieving fine surface finishes, these tools deliver precision and productivity in a variety of applications.
The V-type end mill features a special geometry for efficient machining in hardened steel. For other types of steel, choose the U-type end mill.

Mold and Die End Mills: High-Speed Cutting Solutions

SmiCut offers an extensive range of Mold and Die End Mills, designed for high- speed cutting applications. Our collection includes Micro End Mills as small as Ø0.1 mm, end mills with corner radius, ball nose options, and more. Many of these end mills are also available with a durable diamond coating for enhanced performance.

Diamond Coating: Superior Wear Resistance and Tool Life

Diamond Coated End Mills offer an unmatched level of wear resistance and durability, ideal for machining abrasive materials such as graphite. The diamond coating extends tool life by reducing friction and heat generation, ensuring consistent performance even in demanding conditions.

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