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Machinists Tips - Milling

When face milling, use positive geometry cutter bodies. Quadrant Service & Support provides guidance when milling plastics.

Quadrant Service & Support provides the following guidance when milling plastics.

Milling Tips

Milling

Sufficient fixturing allows fast table travel and high spindle speeds when end milling plastics. When face milling, use positive geometry cutter bodies.

Milling Tips

Climb milling is recommended over conventional milling.

End Milling / Slotting Guidelines

Nylatron® and Acetron®
Recommend Carbide 1/4", 1/2", 3/4", 1", 2"
1/4", 1/2", 3/4"
Depth of Cut 0.250
0.050
Speed Feet / Min. 270-450
300-500
Feed In./ Tooth 0.002, 0.003, 0.005
0.008, 0.001, 0.002, 0.004
Polycarbonate(PC), Polysulfone (PSU), Radel® (PPSU) & Ultem (PEI), 30% glass nylon 66
Recommend Carbide 1/4", 1/2", 3/4", 1", 2"
1/4", 1/2", 3/4"
Depth of Cut 0.250
0.050
Speed Feet / Min. 270-450
300-500
Feed In./ Tooth 0.002, 0.003, 0.005
0.008, 0.001, 0.002, 0.004
Ketron® PEEK based materials
Recommend Carbide 1/4", 1/2", 3/4", 1", 2"
1/4", 1/2", 3/4"
Depth of Cut 0.250
0.050
Speed Feet / Min. 270-450
300-500
Feed In./ Tooth 0.002, 0.003, 0.005
0.008, 0.001, 0.002, 0.004
Fluorosint® PTFE based materials
Recommend Carbide 1/4", 1/2", 3/4", 1", 2"
1/4", 1/2", 3/4"
Depth of Cut 0.250
0.050
Speed Feet / Min. 270-450
300-500
Feed In./ Tooth 0.002, 0.003, 0.005
0.008, 0.001, 0.002, 0.004
Techtron® PPS based materials
Recommend Carbide 1/4", 1/2", 3/4", 1", 2"
1/4", 1/2", 3/4"
Depth of Cut 0.250
0.050
Speed Feet / Min. 270-450
300-500
Feed In./ Tooth 0.002, 0.003, 0.005
0.008, 0.001, 0.002, 0.004
Torlon® (PAI) based materials
Recommend Carbide 1/4", 1/2", 3/4", 1", 2"
1/4", 1/2", 3/4"
Depth of Cut 0.250
0.050
Speed Feet / Min. 270-450
300-500
Feed In./ Tooth 0.002, 0.003, 0.005
0.008, 0.001, 0.002, 0.004
Ertalyte® PET based materials
Recommend Carbide 1/4", 1/2", 3/4", 1", 2"
1/4", 1/2", 3/4"
Depth of Cut 0.250
0.050
Speed Feet / Min. 270-450
300-500
Feed In./ Tooth 0.002, 0.003, 0.005
0.008, 0.001, 0.002, 0.004
Celazole® PBI
Recommend Carbide 1/4", 1/2", 3/4", 1", 2"
1/4", 1/2", 3/4"
Depth of Cut 0.015
Speed Feet / Min. 250-350
Feed In./ Tooth 0.002

Face Milling
(C-2, Carbide Tool)

Nylatron® and Acetron®
Depth of Cut 0.150
0.060
Speed Feet / Min. 1300-1500
1500-2000
Feed In./ Tooth 0.020
0.005
Polycarbonate(PC), Polysulfone (PSU), Radel® (PPSU) & Ultem (PEI), 30% glass nylon 66
Depth of Cut 0.150
0.060
Speed Feet / Min. 1300-1500
1500-2000
Feed In./ Tooth 0.020
0.005
Polycarbonate(PC), Polysulfone (PSU), Radel® (PPSU) & Ultem (PEI), 30% glass nylon 66
Depth of Cut 0.150
0.060
Speed Feet / Min. 1300-1500
1500-2000
Feed In./ Tooth 0.020
0.005
Ketron® PEEK based materials
Depth of Cut 0.150
0.060
Speed Feet / Min. 500-750
Feed In./ Tooth 0.020
0.005
Fluorosint® PTFE based materials
Depth of Cut 0.150
0.060
Speed Feet / Min. 500-700
550-750
Feed In./ Tooth 0.010
0.005
Torlon® (PAI) based materials
Recommend Carbide 1/4", 1/2", 3/4", 1", 2"
1/4", 1/2", 3/4"
Depth of Cut 0.250
0.050
Speed Feet / Min. 270-450
300-500
Feed In./ Tooth 0.002, 0.003, 0.005
0.008, 0.001, 0.002, 0.004
Ertalyte® PET based materials
Recommend Carbide 1/4", 1/2", 3/4", 1", 2"
1/4", 1/2", 3/4"
Depth of Cut 0.250
0.050
Speed Feet / Min. 270-450
300-500
Feed In./ Tooth 0.002, 0.003, 0.005
0.008, 0.001, 0.002, 0.004
Celazole® PBI
Recommend Carbide 1/4", 1/2", 3/4", 1", 2"
1/4", 1/2", 3/4"
Depth of Cut 0.015
Speed Feet / Min. 250-350
Feed In./ Tooth 0.002