Updated by: Eldar Gerfanov (Admin) August 22, 2017, 9:03 am
Shoulder length and tool stickout [SOLVED]
Hi, I'm still testing your software and I really like it.
However, tool deflection can;t cope with some of my tasks.
I tend to do a lot of work in welded parts, using tools with long stick out.
For example - 32 mm indexed endmill with 80mm shoulder length mounted on long Weldon 32 shank with A=230mm and diameter of 78mm.
To describe this tool I would need flute length(for the length of carbide insert), shoulder length for the length of the tool before Weldon shank, and shank diameter and tool stick out for this Weldon shank.
First thing - tool visualization counts shank diameter as only upper diameter and supposes that lower diameter is the diameter of the tool - this makes shank a cone rather than a cylinder which isn't correct in my case. Would you consider adding lower and upper shank diameter?
Second, it doesn't count shoulder length into tool deflection calculations which give unreliable feeds and speeds for those kinds of long stickout applications.
Other than that, for regular stickouts, I think your software is very good. Especially tool management is much better than in G-competitor I have also trialed ;)