Ultra small Micro End Mills
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Ultra small micro end mills (USM mills) are defined by a diameter less than or equal to 50 μm. They are often used to cut ductile materials for structures with small radii, undercuts, and tool diameter determined geometries when the accessibility for machining is diameter dependent (Fig. 1). For example, they are used to fabricate medical instruments, micro valves, and so on (Onikura et al. 2004).
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