The milling of inside or outside groove features now includes support for different stepover types, a wind-fan finish, plunge/retract handling, better gouge checking, and support for tool radius and partline cutter compensation
Bickert says a potential constraint to the transition was that all-new milling programs might need to be written for the Fryer machines, including the right-angle head cutter compensation
programs, which were essential.
provides students and manufacturers with the latest technologies and methods used in the manufacturing of cams such as translating and oscillating followers, cutter compensation
, cam profile definition and residual vibration control.
Having said that, we all need to have a comprehensive understanding how cutter compensation
applies to both lathes and mills.
The control has a host of features, such as 2 GB memory, look-ahead function, Ethernet interface, graphics, and 3D cutter compensation
All of our water jet operators control their cutter compensation
and manage the tool wear (nozzle life).
These include support for different types of roughing links, wind-fan approach and retract moves for finishing, better gouge checking for plunges and retracts, and tool radius and partline cutter compensation
A post-processor receives this file and converts it into the specific machine tool instructions required to control the axis motion, tool changes, cutter compensation
, coolant, and other auxiliary machine functions.
Note that the G12/G13 commands enable cutter compensation
without the need of the G41/G42 codes.
This is often a last resort solution because changing the nose radius of the tool requires changing the part program, cutter compensation
, and feed rates.
PC technology provides 3-axis control for manufacturing 2D and 3D parts, while integrated CAD-CAM software allows cutting of complex parts with cutter compensation
By itself, RevPost II base can be used on the shop floor to view and inspect a machine and/or controller and create job files containing values to simulate cutter compensation
, tool length offsets, and fixture offsets.