Speed and Feed
1.Cutting Speed (V)
One of the most important factors affecting the efficiency of a milling operation iscutter speed. If the cutter is run too slowly, valuable time will be wasted, whileexcessive speed results in loss of time in replacing and regrinding cutters.In order to be able to work economically and efficiently, it is important to select thecutting speed best suitable to the job.The cutting speed of a metal is defined as the speed in metres per minute at which themetal can be machined efficiently. Its symbol is V. It is expressed in metre/min.
Cutting speed = diameter of cutter x
x spindle speedor V = d x
x n (m/min)
A cutter has a diameter of 10mm. What is the cutting speed when the spindle speed is1000 rpm?Given: d = 10mm, n = 2000rpmSolution: V = d x
x n= 10 x 3.14 x 1000(convert into metre)1000=