View Full Version : Inches / Minute in Aluminum

04-05-2005, 11:40 PM
I have a HF 12 speed Mill/Drill. When milling aluminum, how fast do I turn the end mill and how many inches per minute to move?

Thanks in advance.

04-06-2005, 12:39 AM
What diameter tool, what kind of tool (High speed steel or carbide), how many cutting flutes on the tool (2,3 or 4)?

04-06-2005, 10:57 AM
When ever someone asks about speeds and feeds ( and I see the post)I mention this software by Michael Rainey, which has been so useful to me and others, it has a lot of other useful specs as well as end mills, presently free but a Pro version is in Beta. ME Consultant


04-06-2005, 12:12 PM
ME Consultant


That is exactly what I need. Unfortunately, the download does not work. Does anyone know of an alternate site?

EDIT: Found it searching other locations. Same download site, but the download link worked.


04-06-2005, 12:35 PM
Just tried it, works for me.

04-06-2005, 01:43 PM
Just tried it, works for me.

It works now for me also.

04-06-2005, 03:56 PM
Wow, that software is great. Thanks Ken, that helps me quite a bit too!

04-06-2005, 08:15 PM
It is extremely helpful isn't it, hope you upgrade to the PRO when it is available, this will help him help us even more :)

I really like the spot drill, just select the included angle, desired finished raidius and it calculates the needed depth of cut.

I have zero connections with Michael Rainey other then using and recommending his software.