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By Yosiu

September 23, 2017, 4:53 am

Few questions

first of all thanks for developing this program, it's great.

I've got few questions:
1.) can you add 1.0562 - S355J2 material to your database? It's what we mostly do.

2.) How do you look for rpm and feed for counterboring the hole plunging with an end mill? What depth of cut DOC and WOC do you enter ? is there any difference regarding existing pilot hole?

3.) I love your chamfering tool calculations, it matches how it's defined in fusion360 perfectly. However shouldn't there be a mini-calc similar to circle/ramp as you should reduce your feedrate while chamfering a hole, (or you could increase your feedrate while chamfering a boss).

Thanks and keep the good work.


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September 23, 2017, 2:58 pm

Regarding the material, I found out it has the hardness of 220 HB which corresponds nicely to something called "ASTM A516-70 Pressure Vessel Steel" in HSM-Advisor which I presume will be something which I should use instead?


Eldar Gerfanov

September 23, 2017, 7:02 pm


1) I will look into adding that material. For now you can use the ASTM A516-70 Pressure Vessel Steel.
It seems form the same group and same hardness.

2) Just use the counterbore tool type.

3) Hmm. I didn't think about it!
I am going to add it in the next update because it's a quick fix.

Tank you!

Best reagrds.



October 11, 2017, 12:50 pm

Is there any chance that you can also add Hardox steels Group
? Rest of SSAB steel are already there.


Eldar Gerfanov

October 11, 2017, 4:50 pm


AFAIK hardox is already there.

Just do search on the materials list.



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