Always choose a milling cutter which is suitable for the material which you process. Please notice our extensive descriptions of the tools and their fields of application in this catalogue. Withstand the temptation to use a tool which you have at your fingertips incidentally.
If your material should not be listed, please classify it according to its machinability (hardness). When working on brass for instance, you should rather orient on the parameters of aluminium than on those of stainless steel, whereas when working on construction steel, you should rather orient on stainless steel than on aluminium. Following, you’ll find more tips for choosing and using our carbide tools and diamond tools.
You can also use the opportunity of our personal tool advisory service via phone or e-mail. If we should give you advice concerning the machining parameters, please provide us with the following information:
- type of the material (with data sheet, where necessary)
- the maximum thickness which you want to process
- your intended tool diameter
- basic information concerning your machine (manufacturer and model, rotational speed of the spindle and its power, how do you fix the workpieces?)
If you have already machined this kind of material, which tool do you use currently and what are your parameter settings? Finally, what are the problems?