- Advanced Screen Editor for UCCNC Motion Controller Software by Magnar on July 3
- Custom CNC Pendant Project by Dennis on May 10
- T-800 by Eldar Gerfanov on January 3
- Importing HSMWorks Tool Libraries into HSMAdvisor by briankb on September 14
- Announcing HSMAdvisor 2! by Eldar Gerfanov on July 24
HSMAdvisor v2.5.11 for MasterCam 2023 is now available at https://hsmadvisor.com/hsmadvisor_for_mastercam
The HSMAdvisor core was also updated for all Mastercam plugins from 2019 to 2023
Huge thanks for everybody who continues to contribute to this software and refer it to your colleagues!
Your ideas, your feedback, and your support are awesome.
Just finished setting up the 4th axis.
That table is starting to look a little crowded.
FSWizard Machinist Speed And Feed Calculator has a new feature!
Filtering was added to the Cut Cloud tool list, making it easy to find the tools you are looking for:
You can filter by the library name, Tool type, and/or by a plain-text search.
Additionally, the list now checks the version and updates in the background, which means the page now appears almost immediately. No more waiting for 15-20 seconds to download all your tools each time you open it.
Thanks to everybody who made improvement suggestions and feature requests!
As usual, you can find the links to the FSWizard app here: https://fswizard.com/
Who likes to send emails and worry about additional invoices just to add a couple of seats to their existing license?
Nobody that's who!
HSMAdvisor customers can now purchase more seats right from the https://hsmadvosor.com/buy page.
All you have to do is enter the same First Name, Last Name, and Email you used when purchasing the original license.
The multiple-seat discount will apply to the existing license!
More information can be found on the new help page: https://hsmadvisor.com/help?article_id=5497_adding-more-seats-to-your-license
HSMAdvisor and FSWizard Speed and Feed Calculators are being continually developed and enriched with new features.
Help them get even better by providing your feedback and suggestions!
Tonight I released the latest version of HSMAdvisor and the plugin for Mastercam 2022, 2021 and 2020
Most of the issues reported by our users have either been fixed or otherwise addressed.
It has bug fixes and an improved tool creation routine.
Additionally, the Tool Path Write dialog now has an option to disable the toolpath regeneration and the actual values that will be written in the toolpath:
The Save button saves the current state of checkboxes as default.
Mastercam plugin can be downloaded here: https://hsmadvisor.com/hsmadvisor_for_mastercam
The latest standalone HSMAdvisor version is available here: https://hsmadvisor.com/download
It has some back-end improvements plus additional materials.
What's new in this HSMAdvisor update:
- Improved feed rates for carbide tools on soft plastics.
- Added "Debug" log in the settings.
If you have any issues, please make sure to send me the debug text.
- New Materials added:
AISI 52100 Annealed (40 RC)
AISI 52100 (60-65 RC)
AISI 9310 Steel, AMS 6265, AMS 6267 (Annealed 245 HB)
Please let me know if you have any feedback or questions!
The long-awaited feature, that has been available on FSWizard for some time now is now available in HSMAdvisor as well!
It is currently in the MVP stage, but now when you log in to HSMADvisor Cloud on both the FSWizard and HSMAdvisor (sharing is only allowed within the same account), the cloud tools are automatically synchronized between the two apps.
Check out the latest version here: https://hsmadvisor.com/download
To enable cloud libraries in HSMAdvisor, please Register and/or Log-in to the HSMAdvisor Cloud in Settings or by clicking on Actions->Cut Cloud->Log-in in the Tool Database tab.
Then select the Tool Library you want to sync with the cloud and go to Actions->Tool Library.
Enable the "Sync with HSMAdvisor Cloud" option.
Synced tools are now available on both apps:
Also, a couple of materials were added:
- AISI431, 1.4057, X17CrNi16-2 (QT800 and QT900)
- Aluminum 3.1645; EN AW-2007
- AISI4820 (1.6587, 18CrNiMo7-6)
Please make sure to send me any feedback you have on this or other issues!
I just uploaded HSMAdvisor v2.4.2
It has a lot of improvements. For a full list of changes, please check the latest release here: https://hsmadvisor.com/?page=Download
We are going to host Black Friday sale this November 26-28.
So if you were planning on purchasing something from HSMAdvisor web store, mark a date in your calendar!
All non subscription HSMAdvisor and FSWizard licenses will be at significant discount!
The latest version of HSMAdvisor is available on the Downloads page:
It has a couple of big improvements, such as improved feeds for endmills smaller than 1/2" in diameter. Tool display now more accurately shows how HSMAdvisor perceives your radiused tool and material engagement.
Also fixed a problem with the Scallop Calculator. It now doesn't affect the DOC, but only sets your WOC to whatever stepover you calculated.
Huge thanks to everybody who made suggestions, reported issues, and even simply asked questions!
Programmed and machined a T-800 head from thingiverse:
Here is a finished scull video from all sides: https://youtube.com/shorts/mdclf5LvdyM?feature=share
In the 1st op I milled the base with a 1/4-20 tapped hole right where my Z0Y0Z0 will be.
Then I mounted the base on a square fixture using the tapped hole. This way as I index the square fixture in the vise, my part Z0Y0Z0 remain in the same spot.
2nd op was the back of the scull
3rd op was the face, and the 4th and 5th were the sides
Here is a YouTube video of some of the 3rd op machining. Warning Loud Noise!