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Cutting tool parameters

cncwhiz
1-Newbie

Cutting tool parameters

I am looking for a list of the cutting tool parameters for milling. I for the most part use "cutter_diam, tip_offset, Length". I have an old manufacturing book somewhere that lists all the other parameters but it is hiding from me. Does someone out there have these parameters that they will share?


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NickMihelich
6-Contributor
(To:cncwhiz)

I don't have a full list but I use:


CUTTER_DIAM


LENGTH


NUM_OF_TEETH


FLUTE_LENGTH


CORNER_RADIUS


TOOL_COMMENT


TOOL_TYPE

If you forget the parameters you can always save the parameter tool, and
look at file with text editor or browser and see all the tool parameter for
specific tools





- <mfgsetupdocument>

<doctype>PRO_NC_CUTTING_TOOL_SETUP</doctype>

<doctitle>Cutting Tool Information</doctitle>

<datetime>2011-06-22T13:30:18</datetime>

<applicationinfo appname="Pro/ENGINEER" language="usascii" appversion="M080"&lt;br"/>/>

- <toolingsetup>

- <tool id="T0001" type="MILLING" refxmlid="encref_1">

<attr name="UseOutline" value="false" datatype="boolean"/>

<attr name="ProLibraryTool" value="false" datatype="boolean"/>

<attr name="SketchTool" value="false" datatype="boolean"/>

<attr name="ToolByRef" value="false" datatype="boolean"/>

<mfgparam name="LENGTH_UNITS" value="INCH"/>

<mfgparam name="CUTTER_DIAM" value="0.5"/>

<mfgparam name="CORNER_RADIUS" value="0.06"/>

<mfgparam name="SIDE_ANGLE" value="5"/>

<mfgparam name="LENGTH" value="3"/>

<mfgparam name="NUM_OF_TEETH" value="4"/>

<mfgparam name="TOOL_MATERIAL" value="CARBIDE"/>

<mfgparam name="GAUGE_X_LENGTH" value="-"/>

<mfgparam name="GAUGE_Z_LENGTH" value="-"/>

<mfgparam name="COMP_OVERSIZE" value="-"/>

<mfgparam name="TOOL_LONG_FLAG" value="NO"/>

<mfgparam name="HOLDER_DIA" value="1.25"/>

<mfgparam name="HOLDER_LEN" value="1"/>

<mfgparam name="COOLANT_OPTION" value="OFF"/>

<mfgparam name="COOLANT_PRESSURE" value="NONE"/>

<mfgparam name="SPINDLE_SENSE" value="CW"/>

<mfgparam name="FLUTE_LENGTH" value="0.5"/>

<mfgparam name="TOOL_COMMENT" value="MSC#:"/>

- <toolsetuponworkcell>

- <offsetdatacollection>

<offsetdata tip="1" comment="MSC#:" offsetz="0.000000" register="1"/>

</offsetdatacollection>

</toolsetuponworkcell>

</tool>

</toolingsetup>

</mfgsetupdocument>





Regards,

Dale


The xml table listed below is used since wf4. If you have wf3 the tools are defined using tpm files.


David Brainsky
Certified PTC Instructor
Chula Vista, Ca. 91910

Sorry to mislead all. I should have stated WF2 for the tpm files not WF3


David Brainsky
Certified PTC Instructor
Chula Vista, Ca. 91910
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