drilling with endmills

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peeew3
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drilling with endmills

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So my team has been given access to a cnc shark hd4, and some WCP endmills were recommended.

Even though they are flat, can we still drill holes straight down with them even if we need to go a bit slower than a bit with a pointed tip?

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Bob
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WCP?

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Kayvon
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West Coast Products.

Yes, you can drill with a flat end mill. VCarve has a "pecking" drill that allows you to pull out every so often, which aids in removing debris from the hole.

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Drill bits are designed to plunge directly into material, cutting axially and creating cylindrical holes. End mills are typically used for horizontal carving and cut laterally. Additionally, most mills are “center-cutting,” meaning they are able to cut both axially and laterally.

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