Mold manufacturing is a process of removing materials, which makes cutting tools (such as drills and end mills) the pillars of any mold manufacturing operation. They make the constantly used cutting tools dull quickly. Since end mill grinders are important in the manufacturing of molds, here are some tips to help keep end mills sharp for production.
Tip one: Buying a new one- In a mold manufacturing process, you can discard an end mill once it is no longer sharp, and replace it with a new tool. However, this can be an expensive method when used for a long-term as cutting tools can be pricey. For cost analysis purposes, if 30 end mills at $20.00 each are required to be purchased every month, that’s $600 each month. This wouldn’t be the most cost-effective technique to keep your end mills sharp, especially if the volume is high. However, this can be justifiable if the volume is low.Continue reading