Depth of Cut/Cutting Forces
I haven't had much time to play around with this program yet, but initially it looks rather interesting and helpful.
I'm a bit curious about the default depths of cuts as well as the cutting forces. It seems that the default depth of cut for a 0.5" mill is 0.9029". Perhaps I am misunderstanding this parameter because I wouldn't use a depth of cut near that in wax... It also appears to not take the material into account when determining this so maybe that's a possibility in the future?
As far as cutting force goes, the values don't seem to make much sense given the depth of cuts for some different bits, but again I think I'm just not quite understanding what the DOC parameter is asking for. Any resource you could point me toward as far as acceptable cutting forces for various sized bits would be greatly appreciated. I do have the 23rd edition of the machinist's handbook, but have not yet had the chance to consult it.
Thanks for the time and any help you may have!