By ryan4946

February 28, 2017, 9:30 am

Mirror Ball

Finishing kirksite & aluminum dies in our new Haas vm6's and we have picked up alot of new dijet tooling including a set of their mirror balls and and swing balls. Just want to make sure i am using the tools right, i am calling out my tool as an indexed ball mill with carbide as the tool tool material, my only issue is i have no way to be sure i am doing this right, is it assuming it is a solid carbide tool, or a steel tool with a carbide insert (in regards to tool deflection and torque limits). I mostly pose this question because you can get these tools in either a steel, or carbide body. If i where using the carbide indexable insert, in a carbide shank, should i just define it as a solid ball end mill? Something just doesn't feel right about that to me.

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Eldar Gerfanov (Admin)

March 1, 2017, 7:09 am


I suggest you use indexed ball endmill for both shank types.

The reason for that is due to their design indexed balls have limitations in how deep they fan cut per pass.

Of course carbide shanks will deflect less than steel ones. So you CAN define those as solid Ballnose tools.

If you define your indexed ball as solid carbide ballnose, I suggest you to move the Productivity slider to perhaps x0.75
This will ensure you do not cut too deep.

Best regards.



March 2, 2017, 11:36 am

Thank you so much, you provide awesome support for your product. I am hoping to get my employer to purchase at least 1 license within the next month or so.

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