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by mainedog
Sun Oct 01, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: Path/CAM
Topic: Tool shapes and parameters
Replies: 16
Views: 4055

Re: Tool shapes and parameters

Hi,
Would it be possible to include a graphic showing what the user has specified for the tool shape? This would clear up lots of misunderstandings!
by mainedog
Sun Sep 24, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: Path/CAM
Topic: Tool shapes and parameters
Replies: 16
Views: 4055

Re: Tool shapes and parameters

I, too have been confused by the tool specification parameters. In particular, machinists use "cutting edge angle" to describe how steeply the sharp edge of the tool impacts the work-piece. If the angle is zero, the tool does not cut in at all. Typical cutting angles may be 10-30 degrees depending o...

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