I got the normal facemills that take approx. 1/2" square inserts (center hole), point facing down, but I need to cut (not chamfer) up a 45 deg incline. If I could put a round insert in the facemill with any kind of mechanical stability, I could then do this. Possible? Inyone done it?
If that's not possible, do they make a face-type mill with the point of the square insert aiming outward at 45 deg?
Or, I'll just get a face mill that takes round inserts, and hopefully enough sticks out at 45 deg that I can cut with it up the incline.
Basically what we are trying to do is rough out approx 45 deg cones on a 4th axis. I could tilt the 4th axis, but it would be a lot easier just to make the angle move in X-Z with a suitably angled insert.
And if not, then I'll just have to make an angles platform for the 4th axis.
Yeah, no cnc lathe....