Machining steel with small end mill

Has anyone milled steel with an endmill with a small diameter of .03125"
part is only 2" in diameter

Yes (Well I did it in stainless steel) and I recommend that you use a Tapered End mill if the geometry of your part allows it. Much stronger than a a standard end mill.


Assuming your stock is a larger block, an alternative could be drill bit as a first operation so an end mill only has to refine the profile

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