About Tool Life - Mill

The nature of the machining process causes your tools to wear over time. Tool life is the amount of time a tool can cut before wear on the cutting edge makes it unusable.

In a stable machining process, tool life is predictable. Flank wear (2) and crater wear (1) are the most common ways of measuring tool life limits. The maximum allowed wear on a tool is subjective, and it will vary depending on the machining process. For example: a tool used in a finishing operation will have a lower limit for flank wear than a tool used in a roughing operation.

With the tool life management systems available on the Haas control, you can set known tool life limits. These systems indicate when a tool is close to the end of its useful life, so that you can replace the tool before it negatively affects the machining process.

Be aware: Many service and repair procedures should be done only by authorized personnel. The service technicians at your Haas Factory Outlet (HFO) have the training, experience, and are certified to do these tasks safely and correctly. You should not do machine repair or service procedures unless you are qualified and knowledgeable about the processes.

Danger: Some service procedures can be dangerous or life-threatening. DO NOT attempt a procedure that you do not completely understand. Contact your Haas Factory Outlet (HFO) and schedule a service technician visit if you have any doubts about doing a procedure.