Lathe Thread Parameters
This topic will explain the Parameters page of the Lathe Thread operation and all the options found in it. This topic will also provide a link to the next topic.
The Parameters page
The Parameters page of the Lathe Thread operation contains the variables needed for the feature.
Per Unit - sets the number of crests that occur for every unit
Pitch - sets the distance between crests of the thread.
Height - sets the distance from the minor diameter of the thread
to the major diameter of the thread.
Select the check box to override the calculated Thread Height value and type the new value.
Clear the check box to allow the software to calculate the Thread Height.
Cut Amount - sets the amount of material removed in the first
pass of the thread cutting cycle.
Cut Amount - sets the amount of material removed during the
final pass of the Threading operation.
- Number of Finish Passes - sets the number of finish passes, sometimes referred to as spring passes, the system outputs for the Thread.
Thread In-feed Angle- sets the angle of the approach into the thread. (0 degrees results in a perpendicular approach.) Select the appropriate value for the thread you are creating.
Canned Cycle Chamfer Out
These options allow you to include a chamfer at the end of the thread that is generated and has two possible selections.
Off - does not perform the Chamfer Out operation.
On - creates the chamfer out and the Number of Leads box becomes available.
Number of Leads - sets the number of threads used for the Chamfer Out (between 0.1 and 9.9).
When you are finished defining the Parameters for the operation, click Next> > to go to the Rapids page.