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Ball nose end mills are cutting tools used in milling applications such as profile milling, tracer milling, face milling, and plunging. Unlike conventional drill bits, end mills have cutting teeth at the sides and tip of the mill. Ball nose end mills or ball end cutters are constructed with a round cutting end and center cutting edges used for milling contoured surfaces, slotting, and pocketing. Additionally, a smaller diameter ball nose mill can also be used in engraving. Ball end cutters are usually made from carbide steel or other high-speed steel composition.