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Compensation for part sitting at an angle


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I have a part that has a lot of wavy 3d work on the Top. I would like to set the part up at a slight angle in order to avoid engaging with only the tip of my ball mill.


Is there a way to set set up '18 to compensate for the part sitting at say a 15 degree angle?

Thanks in advance for any help




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T-C Plane set to the angle you want or you can just rotate the part to the angle. Program like a normal part and call it a day. Trick will be where do you set Zero from and pick up Zero and normally a tooling ball or a milled featured on a fixture are best. I will sometimes machine a flat face and put a Milled hole in that face. The face becomes the Z Zero for the program and setting up Z on the machine. The Hole  can be X and Y zero or a position from the Zero depending on the part and what I am trying to accomplish with my machining.

We had a Ti part we did this with. Customer wanted us to violate the .006 curvature the part had on it because it had a .02 profile tolerance and cut it flat. We kicked it up 45 degrees and they have hit the profile tolerance with .001 day in and day out for the last 3 years. 15-5 SS fixture they were so upset making, but after 3 years still making and cutting good parts. They wanted aluminum and were going to replace that fixture every 3 months. However 3 years later still making good parts with the fixture we originally called out. That is crazy to think that far ahead, but that is part of our jobs as programmers.

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