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  1. Hi Alan

    It works on pocket, boss and side features. Go to the milling TAB, click on "curly corner" (on the right), check "enable" and start with a small number (.030") or so for corner radius, then play around with the numbers and simulate the toolpath to see the differences. If you mill a slot the tool diameter plus 2*corner radius must be smaller than the slot for the tool to fit.

  2. you should quit the thinking, only cut your fingernails and leave the metal cutting to professionals
    – this tool cut 32 parts.

  3. just a question cus i cant find it anywhere on the net for some stupid reason, what would the G codeing look like for this Trochoidal Milling i am using a haas vf4 2010 by the way

  4. ahhh… G-code mostly consists of arcs but it would be very hard to hand-write this type of toolpath – although not impossible. Usually it will take a CAM software – like MasterCAM, SurfCAM, FeatureCAM etc. to generate the toolpath/G-code for you. Because there are a lot of small moves to keep the chips thin it would take quite a lot of time to write all these moves without the help of some type of software.

    …hope this gets you moving in the right direction.

  5. @frdikrll ah right ok, its not needed for the materials i machine but i just wanted to have a play with it if it was possible to do like a short G code loop like helical interpolation can be done, but thanks anyway

  6. @frdikrll
    What was the tool made of? HSS, Cobalt, Carbide?
    What was the chip load?
    What was the heat build up in the material?
    I did not see any red in your chips might you have been able to have a higher spindle speed and a higher feed rate?

  7. First: Don't call me "friend" I don't want to be your friend and you won't be one of my friends either!

    What you see in the video is called ROUGHING for a reason: I don't care about holding tight tolerances or great surface finish. This tool has one purpose: To remove a lot of material in the shortest time possible. The finish tool will do the tight tolerance and nice surface finish (using coolant).

    Get yourself educated on advanced roughing strategies if you want to keep selling tools!

  8. if you wanted to do this in gcode you would have to do some parametric programming. which is basically if/then and loops along w/ variables embedded into the gcode to get it to continuously repeat these "movements" based on variables you set yourself. most fanuc controllers support enuff parametrics to make this possible.. practical? no. somethin to do while you're high? yea.

  9. I agree frdikrll….I am the lead tooling person for our company….by doing this style of milling …not only is machining time gone down significantly…but so has tooling costs…either these people no nothing of machining…or they do not know how to program right….keep up the work

  10. I am using a 3/4 inch solid carbide end mill to cut flame cut 4140. depth of cut is 2.375 and I am wondering if anyone has any idea about what step over and speeds and feeds I should be running at.

  11. ITs osom to see this kind of works . fusion 360 has a CAM utiliti to create the Gcode, and also has adaptive surface configuration to create this kind of throcoidal programing , and has trial and free startup licence .

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