I’m looking at dipping my toes into aluminum machining on my Shapeoko 3XL.
Based on all I’ve read and watched, single flute end mills look like the go-to solution. However, most of the single flute end mills I see (including the ones that Carbide3d sell) are normal flat end mills. To get a decent finish on 3d parts I’ve been looking for single flute ball end millls, but they seem rather rare.
What are people using?
Does anybody have european sources for these?
I found some at Sorotec, but none that are ZrN coated: https://www.sorotec.de/shop/Cutting-Tools/sorotec-tools/RADIUS-MILLS/1-flute-pro/