Use A Large Radius Tool or A Small Radius Tool

Using a tool with large radius can reduce the residual ridge height and achieve a better surface quality. But a new problem has arisen: many workpieces need to be finished with narrow gaps and cannot be machined with large-radius tools.

Large radius tool finishing:

1.Smaller residual ridge height
2.Shorter cycle times

1.Can’t machine small clearance areas
2.Easy to interfere, complicated to program


Small radius tool finishing:

Easy to program
Can be machined into small clearance areas

To achieve better surface quality, it is necessary to reduce the step size and increase the toolpath density.
Longer processing times.