Fow Windows XP and later.
It has just been released.
Please test it out and tell me what you think!!!!!
Download it HERE http://zero-divide.net/index.php?page=FSWizard_SA
Resources and Software For High-Performance CNC Machinists
Here i will show you how to calculate Tool Engagement Angle using tool diameter and Width Of Cut (radial deopth of cut)
Lets first draw a pretty image that shows us everything we need.
Below we develop 2 formulas that allow us to find TEA and WOC
Tired of printing out Operation lists and then wasting time adding setup information by hand?
There is a neat and easy way to replace standard Operations and Tooling lists with something very compact and usable.
Here are config files i use at my work to create Setup Sheets and tooling lists right from SurfCam.
Download current file below
Samples are below:
Download file:Surfcam_custom_operations_cfg.zip Downloads:(2962)
Using Peck Cycle is often needed when drilling deep holes.
When using proper feed and speed no peck is required at depths of up to 3xDia for regular or 5xDia for High-Performance Parabolic drills.
At depths up to 10x, up to 5 pecks are required for regular drills and up to 3 for Parabolic.
Anything over 10x Dia requires constant pecking of 0.5-1x Dia for regular drills and 1.5-2 Dia for Parabolic.
Since for programming you need a peck amount. Here are the numbers:
Of course our HSMAdvisor Speed and Feed Calculator suggests not only the Speeds and Feeds but also the proper peck depth for various drill types and depths of the hole.
It in fact was the first machinist calculator to do so. This feature was much later borrowed by our competition.
And here is a pretty image showing Peck VS Hole Depth for regular twist drill:
This not only means that peck amount should be different for different styles of drills and depths of holes.
But also that peck distance should be different for different stages of drilling the same hole.
Ideally we should start the hole with large pecks, that continually reduce as the hole gets deeper and deeper.
Let's find out how we can apply this knowledge when programming our toolpaths.
This is format for normal Pecking:
As part of FS Wizard's development. 2 drills were tested today on T6061 Aluminum.
0.312 Dia and 0.390 Dia Dormer A002 Drill Jobber Drill with TiN coated tip.
Hole depth for both was 3.0"".
Peck equaled 1xDia
Speeds and Feeds for 0.312 Dia drill were
Tool:0.281 dia 0 helix TIN coated carbide drill
Recenty ordered a 3Flute High Performance End Mill From NIAGARA.
Was very glad and slightly surprised that when punched in all of the endmill's data into my Calculator nothing broke down.I had a rason: At 5000RPM and 3/8" Deep slot cut. The feed came to around 92.0IPM. Chips were making this nice ringing noise that sounds like money.
Hudrolic Tribos Holder
3/4" 45DegHelix 3Flute 1.625FluteLen, 2.375"Overhang TICN HP End mill
DOC: 0.375" Slotting
The calculation was pretty much dead on.
A need arouse to drill and tap lots of blind 1/4-20 holes in 3/4" thick hardox 45-50RC hard plate.
So if you ever need to do this use:
Tap hole: >0.202" or bigger. 5/8 deep.
Drill used: Tialn coated carbide drill.
NO Peck, No Coolant