HSMA speeds and feeds with plastic and O-flutes
Hello, I have a few ABS and Acrylic cutting projects coming up, and I was looking at the tool paths and speed and feeds. Most of the toolpaths are slotting toolpaths and when I enter the tool geometry and choose slotting I get a real small depth of cut. About 1/5 to 1/10 what the Manufacturer recomends. If I put in DOC equal to the Cutting Diameter, the chip size and therefore the feed rate goes way down. The chip size goes to from 1/4 to as much as 1/16 of what the manufacturers recommend. This happens in FSWizard Online and HSMAdvisor.
Has anybody else encountered this problem or know a workaround? I will post a screen shot shortly. But I modeled a Harvey 878308 1/8" O-flute .5" Length of Cut because they publish slotting data for hard and soft plastics. For Slotting Acrylic at 1 x Diameter Depth of Cut (and of course 1 x Dia axial or it wouldn't be slotting) They recommend 0.0043" IPT and HSMA is giving me 0.00099.
I got similiar but not exact results on FSWizard.