» Topic: Milling A Radius Slot in Z axis
- October 20, 2014 at 2:56 pm #20074
Iam using Version 26 Pro.
Not sure how to describe this so please look at file.
Iam trying to mill a .4375 slot along X and Z axis with a .4375 ball endmill, that is similar to a upside down U shape.
Can this be done in a similar way as if the groove was in the X Y plane and using a line instead of solid surface, like a 2d profile?
Open to any suggestions or examples.
TroyOctober 20, 2014 at 2:58 pm #20075October 20, 2014 at 7:51 pm #20077
Their are many ways to do any gob. Myself I think some thing like example 2 would keep the chatter out of slot. These are just ideas nothing to your spec.
I don’t know of any way in to 2D that V26 will do it, but maybe someone else will have some ideas also.
GOOL LUCKOctober 20, 2014 at 8:47 pm #20082
With Slot #1 it would be cutting a lot of air and has the rapid issues at the ends but I think that be solved by adding a vertical line to the wire frame on the ends but would still have the air problem.
For my use #3 would work best I think but then again these are just some ideas.
RAFOctober 20, 2014 at 9:07 pm #20085
I was thinking on the same lines as i have tried already what you suggested above. I was thinking there was a way to do a 2d profile path in the X and Z plane. Similiar to your 3D wireframe example. Just without all the air and better roughing.
I have tried to set the plane in the machine setup but with no success.
TroyOctober 20, 2014 at 9:26 pm #20086
I can see that #3 would give a problem at the ends. Changing start points with a lead in radius would be much better. as in #4
RAFOctober 20, 2014 at 9:29 pm #20089October 20, 2014 at 10:05 pm #20093
Check this groove out.Did it with 3D Engrave (wireframe)October 20, 2014 at 11:12 pm #20095
groovy man groovy
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