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Just found a very good video of testing a table-top gantry router cutting mild steel.

YouTuber named "Breaking Tapsused speeds and feeds generated by HSMAdvisor to get a starting point.

To see where exactly he was in the calculations I decided to reproduce all of cuts in HSMAdvisor.

A couple of assumptions i made:

  1. Tool Type: Solid End Mill. It is not recommended to use the HP/Roughing tool type on such light machines, so i assumed this is the tool BT used.
  2. Tool Stick-out looked like about 3/4" so I used that number.
  3. Material was set to A36 Hot rolled steel.

Test 1) Minute 4:52

Good, slow and very safe starting point.

Test 2) Minute 6:20

Twice as aggressive as before, but we can still push it further.

Test 3) Minute 7:10

Here we can see the lack of machine rigidity starting to show. But at 65% feed rate it is still alive.

Test 4) Minute 8:30

This last test did not go well at all.

The machine has finally hit its limit and the endmill broke at all S&F overrides at about 100%

Was this fault of the software? Not really!

If that were a heavier machine, the last cut would not even be considered that difficult.

Here is a full slotting cut on a Matsuura VMC:

And here is the calculation that was done using HP/Roughing End Mill tool type:

If i were using the "Solid End Mill" tool definition, i would have to dial the feed override to 176% to match the 45ipm feed rate!

So what can users of light machines do in order to not break taps end mills?

First of all make sure the spindle torque curve is built and enabled in your machine profile settings.

The easiest solution is to de-rate the spindle. There is "Warning at" level in machine profile settings. Set that to 50% for starters and it should save you from exceeding the machine's capabilities.

Overall this was a great test of this little machine's capabilities and of the great help that software like HSMAdviasor can lend in discovering them.

Please head over to Breaking Taps YouTube account and subscribe.


Holiday Sale Ends Soon!

January 15, 2020, 12:24 pm by Eldar Gerfanov

The 2020 New Year's Holiday sale will end this weekend!111!!!


Holiday Sale!

December 24, 2019, 1:19 pm by Eldar Gerfanov

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays, everyone!

Let this new year be more productive with HSMAdvisor.

To kick it off let us start it with a massive 30% off for all products in HSMAdvisor store ONLY!


ISO Fits and Tolerances in FSWizard 1.624

August 28, 2019, 10:27 pm by Eldar Gerfanov

FSWizard now has ISO Fits and Tolerances calculator.

Best of all - it is available in all versions. Free and PRO alike!

https://FSWizard.com


HSMAdvisor Plugin for MasterCAM 2020

July 23, 2019, 6:50 pm by Eldar Gerfanov

Because the latest version of MasterCAM 2020 was just released last month, we too had to create an updated version of HSMAdvisor plugin.

As usual you can get it here: https://hsmadvisor.com/?page=HSMAdvisor_for_MasterCAM

There were quite a few changes on the back end, but users would not notice any of them, so why bother with proper release notes?

Just download, install and enjoy!

Do not forget to tell you MCam-loving friends about HSMAdvisor!

Cheers!


New video: FSWizard Machinist Calculator

June 25, 2019, 10:49 pm by Eldar Gerfanov


Better keyboard in FSWizard

June 5, 2019, 11:11 pm by Eldar Gerfanov

This major and long overdue update brings customizable virtual keyboard layout (in settings) and new updated style that feels more native to both iOS and Android than what we had before.

See screenshots.

Cheers!


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New goodies in FSWizard!

May 27, 2019, 10:56 am by Eldar Gerfanov

Version 1.605 brings us the following new features:

  • Width of Cut for milling tools can now be set as percentage of the tool diameter.
  • Speeds and Feeds page now has bigger header with more information and bigger fonts.
  • Added pilot hole for taps and readers to the cut info pane.
  • Improved the functionality of the Scientific Calculator.

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HSMAdvisor v1.600 More International Support

April 27, 2019, 8:40 pm by Eldar Gerfanov

You know this is good...

when we bump a whole TENTH in the version number!

This release focused on fixing various small issues blah-blah.

The main news is the HSMAdvisor's Translator Form that can now not only Upload, but also Download languages from the cloud!
Which means you can now download someone's unfinished translation file, use it, add to it (hopefully) and upload it again!

When you download someone else's language file with the same name as yours, only the untranslated lines will be updated.

From this point on I will be adding languages that contain certain percent of coverage to the installation.
Installed languages will also be updated as time goes on.

At this point we have the following list of installed languages available:

  • English (main)
  • French (full)
  • Russian (full)
  • Spanish (almost full)
  • Slovak(partial)
  • Czech (partial)
  • Polish (partial)
  • Turkish (partial)

Huge thanks to everybody who contributed to the translation effort!
So if you did, please contact me if you need any licenses (have your user name handy, so i can identify your work).

By the way, do i need to remind that good things happen to those who contribute?

Keep tuned for more cool updates to come out this spring!

Cheers!


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HSMAdvisor Machine Cloud Fixed !

April 9, 2019, 9:38 pm by Eldar Gerfanov

I have been really busy lately working on the large update for HSMAdvisor- Mastercam plugin that it totally slipped from me that Machine Cloud services were down.

Just had it fixed.

Thanks to everybody who reported the issue!

Best regards.


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