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  1. zero_divide

    help with speeds and feeds for 4130 steel

    I also do not think the parameters are any special for the material. I would actually say they are rather mild. Either it is MUCH harder than you think, or there is something very wrong with the rigidity of the machine, setup or the holder. (BTW how far is it sticking out?) Better check those variables first before messing up any more end-mills. ALSO make sure you do not re-cut the chips, because that WILL mess up the teeth especially on harder materials.
  2. Thanks! You are the man! Btw. I think last time 2018 SDK was released there was a list of breaking changes and workarounds published. Would be cool is this fine tradition could continue;)
  3. Hi, I am trying to adapt my HSMAdvisor c-hook to work with MC2019 and having major issues. I got it to compile, but the following code seems to return invalid operation data: TpMainOpMgr.GetMainOpList().DatabaseRetrieve (opId, opEnt) Mainly does not contain any info about the tool Has this changed? how do we get info about the operation's tool now? Thanks1
  4. zero_divide

    Dynamic Milling Help

    By the time it does that move there is no material there: it is taken off from both sides.
  5. zero_divide

    Dynamic MIll Spreadsheet

    I thought you are also using HSMAdvisor.... If so please upload your cuts to the cloud using the "stars" on Speeds and Feeds panel.
  6. zero_divide

    Titanium spd/fd for HSM request

    Cool! Thanks for great feedback! I am trying to build an online database for cutting data within HSMAdvisor called Cut Cloud. Would be really great if you guys could contribute to it by rating and uploading cuts. Its really easy to use. Just click on the stars on the Speeds and Feeds panel. Enter some cut info and click Submit. I think having access to real proven data would be a great help for everybody.
  7. HSMAdvisor is not only for HSM machining. Because of a very scientific approach I built into it, it will very accurately tell you what the tool can handle. It especially shines when you need to get proper DOC/WOC for long tools. Obviously for it to work you need to accurately enter as much info about the tool as available. But if tools are "mystery" just use Generic Endmill tool type with whatever coating you think it has. Steer away from "Roughing HP Endmill" if you are not sure.
  8. zero_divide

    HSM Advisor Chook for X8

    Nope. X9 and 2017 only
  9. zero_divide

    HSMAdvisor hook for MC 2017

    Yeah, it uses your HSMAdvisor license. The cHook itself comes at no additional cost. Thank you for support, guys!
  10. zero_divide

    HSMAdvisor hook for MC 2017

    Hi guys, Just wanted to let you know that HSMAdvisor Speed and Feed Hook is now available for both MasterCAM x9 and 2017 now! A lot of improvements were made specially to cater to CAM guys. Like the ability to save and quickly load Tools and Cuts or the new tree on "Load Tool" dialog that sorts cutting parameters according to the toolpath, tool type, coating etc. I also added some cuts from Rizzo's Dynamic Database to HSMadvisor's Cut Cloud. Any feedback is greatly appreciated! Question for all users here: do you think it will be useful to be able to upload complete CAM toolpaths to the cloud, so they can easily be shared with your pals?
  11. zero_divide

    high speed machining

    But my calc does calculate that! In results area it shows the Torque on tool. If one had information with max holding power for their holder, he could use it to determine if pullout / slippage could be an issue. Generally I notice that setting Torque Limit to 100% in HSMAdvisor completely eliminates slipping for properly tightened ER 32 holders.
  12. zero_divide

    High feed toolpaths & high feed inserts

    +1 on setting it up as a bullnose endmill. Also because the last wall pass in the issue you can set up a finishing pass at lower feedrate.
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    Machine all half-way down out of a plate. Can leave tabs too. Cut on a bandsaw and machine back of each in vise + clean up the tabs if any.
  14. zero_divide

    Feed rate question

    Holy Crap!
  15. zero_divide

    Latest HSMAdvisor Hook for x9

    The MC 2017 has been out for a few month now and because it has received quite mixed reviews from the machinist's community, i decided to release one more big update to our MCx9 hook before starting to fully work on adapting it for MC 2017. Here is a youtube video showcasing most of the improvements: What is new and improved in this HSMAdvisor update New Hardened D2 and M2 Steels New 17-4 and 13-8 Stainless Steels in various conditions Plunge Speed Lock New Free GD&T Reference Tab Updated Look and functionality of Scientific Calculator Updated look of all Geometry Calculators. Improved Toolpath import and export New Improved Select Tool/Cut Dialog with Side Contents Tree Plunge RPM lock for toolpaths, that do not support Plunge RPM different from the main RPM Ability to choose which data is read and written into the toolpath. Full ToolDB Functionality including editing and saving tools is now free. As usual Here you can download the latest updates:

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