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Corey Hampshire

Better way to remove this material

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HI Guys,

Can anyone come up with a better way to face this material off? I normally use contour like shown, but would like to have a more efficient path (stock driven). I have used trim in the past, but it would be tedious to do this 10-16 times depending on the part. 

It just seems like there has to be a way to generate a more efficient tool path to do this very simply.

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Optirest with a stock model can be a better way however it won't be perfectly optimized. Lead-in will be optimized lead-out too but not as much as it could (tool will come out from material entirely before retracting).

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Sometimes to get exactly what you want, you just have to go "old-school"

Draw your path exactly as you want it at each depth of cut....chain all the chains in a single path and set the Z value to incremental 0

 

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10 minutes ago, JParis said:

Sometimes to get exactly what you want, you just have to go "old-school"

Draw your path exactly as you want it at each depth of cut....chain all the chains in a single path and set the Z value to incremental 0

 

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1 hour ago, JParis said:

Draw your path exactly as you want it at each depth of cut

I just about had to do this on the part I am working on now.  At some point I am sure I will have to do it.  I can see saving another 5 minutes and increasing tool life significantly, just some small tweaks to the path that already exists.

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Thanks for the ideas guys. I was hoping for a quick easy solution tool path wise. I am currently playing with the Dynamic OptiRest. I have it setup just like David's sample and it wants to make a full arc in on the cuts. I don't know what to tweak to get me there? I realize dynamic is supposed to arc in, and that is exactly what it does. Anyone got any suggestions?

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