Articles tagged with: Form Tools

27
July
2012

Using Custom Shaped Form Mill Tools

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Custom shaped milling tools in HSMWorks are collectively know as Form Mill tools, and can be created from a sketch or revolved solid saved in a separate SolidWorks part file.

To create a form mill tool, follow these steps:

Categories: HSM Tips and Tricks

12
July
2012

2D Toolpaths with Custom Tools

Prior to supporting custom tool shapes, you could create the correct toolpaths by "cheating" and using one of the normal tools.

For example, to make a toolpath for a double-radius tool, you define a flat end mill with a diameter corresponding to the inner diameter (D) of the custom tool.

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Categories: HSM Tips and Tricks