Graphite machining is very different from traditional metal processing. This post recommends parameters for graphite machining regarding RPM, Feed, and Vc when different cutting tool diameters are used for finish or general machining.
Graphite electrodes offer several advantages when machined. However, machining graphite can be challenging due to its high hardness, which results in rapid tool wear. This post discusses the difference between PCD and CVD cutting tools in machining graphite electrodes.