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Cutcom and volume roughing

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Cutcom and volume roughing

Hi Everyone

Why can't I activate cutcom during rough(_only) operations in a volume roughing sequence. This is only possible when using "profile related" rough_option.
A solid carbide mill can be regrinded, so the new diameter is less than the diameter programmed. This difference is picked up by the cutter compensation on the machine, but there is no possibility to activate it with cutcom in the volume roughing sequence.
One can set all necessary parameters in the volume roughing sequence, but it has no effect or it does not work for rough_only. How can I solve this?

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Re: Cutcom and volume roughing

I'm afraid there's no solution. I always make a roughing operation using volume milling then a finishing operation using profile milling with cutter compensation.

Re: Cutcom and volume roughing

with regular volume roughing if you use scan type "ROUGH_AND_PROFILE" Cutter compensation will work. It roughs the part then makes a profile cut around it with the lead in and lead out set so cutter comp works.

Re: Cutcom and volume roughing

Bart,

Cutter compensation is only used for profile milling of a closed loop, also in manual programming in ISO code.  The coordinates are that of the outer side of the cutter.  A volume rough is always programmed as a path for the center of the milling cutter.