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About Plunge Milling
Plunge milling lets you roughly machine deep cavities by a series of overlapping plunges into the material. The tool makes its first plunge into the material along a predrilled axis, parallel to the Z-axis of the NC Sequence coordinate system, then retracts to the level specified by CLEAR_DISTANCE, moves over in the XY-plane and makes the next plunge. Distance between the successive plunges is controlled by the PLUNGE_STEP parameter.
You can use flat and radius end mills, as well as plunge milling tools, to create Plunge milling NC sequences.
Ball end mills can not be used for Plunge milling.