A 1 flute down cut end mill is a type of cutting tool that is suitable for cutting a variety of materials, such as aluminium composite material (ACM), plastic, and wood. This type of end mill operates in a similar manner as a 2-flute down cut, but it has a single cutting edge. The design of this end mill forces the chips back down into the material being cut, which can be useful for achieving a clean, precise cut. It's specially designed for the materials that are prone to chip out during cutting. And also, due to its design it's best suited for relatively softer materials with lower cutting forces.
- Plastics (ABS, acrylic, HPDE etc)
- Aluminium Composite Materials
When cutting aluminium composite panel with a CNC machine, the number of passes needed can depend on the rigidity of the machine. Depending on the rigidity of your CNC machine, you may be able to cut the material in one or two passes.
Another consideration when cutting aluminium composite panel is the diameter of the end mill bit. If you find that using a smaller diameter bit (such as 2mm) results in an excessive amount of plastic chips packing back into the slot, you may want to try using a 1-flute up cut end mill for aluminium. This type of end mill forces chips up and away from the material being cut, which can help to reduce the clean-up time. Keep in mind that the up-cut bit will put the chips on top of the material, which may create a mess if not handled properly.
|Feeds and Speeds - 1 Flute Down Cut
mm per minute
|0.5mm x 3.175mm x 2mm 1F
|1mm x 3.175mm x 4mm 1F
|1.5mm x 3.175mm x 6mm 1F
|2mm x 3.175mm x 8mm 1F
|3.175mm x 3.175mm x 8mm 1F
|3.175mm x 3.175mm x 17mm 1F
|3.175mm x 3.175mm x 22mm 1F
|4mm x 4mm x 17mm 1F
|4mm x 4mm x 22mm 1F
|3.175mm x 6.35mm x 17mm 1F
|4mm x 6.35mm x 22mm 1F
|6.35mm x 6.35mm x 22mm 1F
|6mm x 6mm x 12mm 1F
|6mm x 6mm x 22mm 1F
|Revolutions per minute 16,000RPM
|100% width per cut slotting
|Depth per cut Diameter x 1
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Great product and great service and very prompt
Cuts nicely and stays sharp, we buy lots of cutters from Adam have been very happy!
carves Clean pockets on different wood species
Great little bit cuts very well
Very good cutting bit, Extremely happy with finished quality of ACM on top and bottom edge..
Fantastic Bits , Extremely nice top edge and smooth pocket bottom no chipping or stringing .
Can't say much about the bit itself yet as (due to my own stupidity) I keep breaking them. Sometimes I drill it right down into wasteboard screws, sometimes simply trying to set the Z axis and moving the router way too much). When I manage to get it right, it does what it is supposed to do, however I am still trying to find out the right settings for Acrylic. But, my experience so far has been more than excellent with Adam. Both in terms of speedy delivery, quality of the products and most importantly for me, being extra helpful, answering all my newbie questions and guiding me along. I highly recommend Adam's bits as well as the CNC machines (BlueCarve).
This bit changed my work for the better. The best bit for mdf