Articles tagged with: Cutter Compensation

02
October
2014

HSMWorks Cutter Compensation

Cutter Diameter Compensation (CDC) is a key to holding extremely tight tolerances. CNC provides a way for toolpaths to be adjusted to compensate for tool wear and deflection. We get a lot of questions from those new to CNC about how to use compensation. Part of whay makes it so confusing is there are so many options: In Computer, In Control, Wear, Inverse Wear and Off.

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Figure 1: HSMWorks Diameter Compensation Options

Categories: HSM Tips and Tricks

12
July
2012

Multi-Axis Contour Compensation Direction

HSMWorks 2011 introduces a compensation direction parameter on the Multi-Axis Contour strategy.

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Compensation direction

Categories: HSM Tips and Tricks

12
July
2012

2D Ramping with Compensation

When using both compensation in control (G41/G42) and ramping for 2D contour, the ramp toolpath will also use compensation in control.

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Toolpath preview before compensation is applied. The cutter motion when compensation is applied.

Categories: HSM Tips and Tricks