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I have a relatively large titanium part to make. Using dynamic optirough the first 3/4" step down cuts for about 2.3 hours. Is there any simple way I can get a retract and stop every 1/2 hour to check for wear and possibly change out the endmill? I know that I can back plot the tool path then break it and drive it but I would prefer not to.
Can people please chime in with cutter type and spd/fd combinations for peel mill or z-level milling of 6al-4v that they have found to work well? I've looked at the dynamic database and there's just not a whole lot there. I feel like asking for this kind of info may be dangerously close to asking for a post considering how delicate it is to get Ti to cut just right. Me personally....I'll put up anything that I've found to work really well. *I am using one 1.25 insert cutter and solid carbide .500" (flat) down to .250 ball. **Is anyone using ceramic for 6al-4v? Thanks in advance!! For you guys that are rocking Inconel....this one's mine: We run a 718 Inconel job faster than I've seen anywhere. Here's the recipe: 1) 1.25dia X 3flt Kennemetal Facemill (.25rad inserts) 2)Kennematal ceramic inserts: KIPR125RP43540 3)4584 RPM and 41.25 IPM. 4).100" axial cut 5)Full dia cut 6)Run dry! Oh yes.. 7)50 taper horizontal mill. You will see the prettiest color of orange-red chips spewing off the cutter. The work doesn't get hot and you get great cutter life.