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Zephyr Ibsen

Creat lathe custom tool

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Hello, everyone.

In these days, I am learning how to creat a lathe custom tool. But when I get into the Geometry tab, I am confused about geometric tool orientation and tool orientation in turret. I want to know how I can select these two configurations. From the tuorial, these two configuratons are set in same position. I do not know whether I can always do that.

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1st off welcome to the Forum.

What kind of machine and what turret and spindle are you trying them up for? Got a sample file you cane share?

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Try editing through the Tool tab, rather than Parameters. More choices for orientation.

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19 minutes ago, C^Millman said:

1st off welcome to the Forum.

What kind of machine and what turret and spindle are you trying them up for? Got a sample file you cane share?

Fanuc 0i TD, left spindle, rear turret

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With lathe I would tend to try to start with a tool that is already setup and close to the geometry you require.  Then all you should have to do is maybe select a different insert shape and define a few things.  Creating lathe tools completely from scratch in Mastercam currently isn't the most intuitive process.   

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1 hour ago, Chris Lang In-House Solutions said:

With lathe I would tend to try to start with a tool that is already setup and close to the geometry you require.  Then all you should have to do is maybe select a different insert shape and define a few things.  Creating lathe tools completely from scratch in Mastercam currently isn't the most intuitive process.   

Agreed.

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