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how to make a tooling asembly

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how to make a tooling asembly

hi guys

i would like to add my cutting tools to a back end (bt40) to help with my simulation. Ive created the tools and the back end part but dont know how to put the 2 together.

thanks for any help

michael

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Re: how to make a tooling asembly

Michael,

By back end I assume you mean the tool holder? there is already a library of tool holders available in Pro so you don't have to make them(at least thats the way it is setup on my computer).

What you need to do is make an assembly of the tool holder and end mill save the assembly to a directory where you can find it then bring that assembly into tool setup using file open tool library then by copy or by reference. you then find your tool assembly and if it built correctly it should come in as a solid model.

tool assembly.JPG

tool assembly in tool setup.JPG

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Michael,

By back end I assume you mean the tool holder? there is already a library of tool holders available in Pro so you don't have to make them(at least thats the way it is setup on my computer).

What you need to do is make an assembly of the tool holder and end mill save the assembly to a directory where you can find it then bring that assembly into tool setup using file open tool library then by copy or by reference. you then find your tool assembly and if it built correctly it should come in as a solid model.

tool assembly.JPG

tool assembly in tool setup.JPG

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Re: how to make a tooling asembly

thanks steve

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Hello Steve,

I want to assemble an END MILL (diameter 3 MM) and a TOOLHOLDER.

Which MILL and TOOLHOLDER do I have to choose from the Tooling library?

Where do I find the metric mills and are there metric (MM) toolholders?

thanks,

bern

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Re: how to make a tooling asembly

Hi Bern,

If you go to the support page do a search for tool Library catalog and down load it. It's a 2 1/2 megabyte pdf file that tells you what all the tools, holders and fixture parts are with all the abreviations for the family table parts. I have it downloaded and on my desktop so when I have to find a tool or fixture part I just open that and look up what I need.

Hope this helps,

Steve

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Thanks Steve,

I downloaded the catalog, but I can't seem to find the metric END MILLS, and toolholders...

On which pages are they?

greets,

bern

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Bern,

The metric end mills start in section 9 under iso mills

regards,

Steve

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OK, I found them.

I need a 3 mm flat end mill, so I have to choose the IMCPS03 (parallel shanks).

Is that correct?

Then I need a toolholder for this mill...Which one do I choose?

thank,

bern

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Bern,

They are family tables so i think the part is in the imcps family table.prt there could be 20 different diameter end mills in that part. When you select the family table you choose what diameter you want. same with the holders.

Sorry I don't have a lot of time to explain right now to reply, But I will have more time tomorrow.

Steve

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OK Steve,

I've got the tool now , a 3 mm mill. But I got to find a holder fot thid mill.

The holders I see are not ISO (mm) I believe...

thanks,

bern

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Re: how to make a tooling asembly

What brand and model holder are you using in your machine? I downloaded this file right from the vendors website Metric hydralic holder.

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Bern,

The tool holder it self really doesn't matter. By that I mean if you are doing gouge checking against the tool holder as long as the outside dimensions match what you are using the tool holder assembly really can be anything you assemble. The tool and holder are assembled on the center axis and face of the tool holder. So you can take a cat 40 er32 collet chuck with a 1/2 inch collet and assemble your 3 mm end mill in that and it will still work for what you are doing. Even solid tool holders if you take an 1/8 inch end mill holder and assemble your 3mm end mill it will work as long as the outside dimensions are close.

hope this makes sense to you,

Steve

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Thnaks Steve;

I will try that

bern

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Is it possible to post link, Nick?

thanks

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Re: how to make a tooling asembly

Sure here is a link

The assembly has the Schunk holder and a 10mm Fraisa bem

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