Cutting Rate

Cutting rate is a measure of the amount of material removed by a cutting tool per unit of time, typically expressed in inches or millimeters per minute. The cutting rate depends on factors such as material properties, tool geometry, cutting speed, and feed rate. Optimizing the cutting rate is essential for achieving efficient material removal, maintaining cutting accuracy, and prolonging tool life. Cutting rates that are too high or too low can result in poor cutting performance or tool damage.