Entering bit into ESTLCAM

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  • #106145

    unit416
    Participant

    Can anyone explain how to enter this bit into ESTLCAM?

    #106193

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    If you hover over the last few settings it has a popup of the dimensions it is looking for.

    #106196

    Barry
    Participant

    I’ve never figured out how to put those kinds of endmills in.  Wonder if @christian-knuell monitors name drops??  😉

    #106197

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    I thought it was tip angle and tip offset (little math involved but I just saw the formula posted again a week ago or so), is there something I am not seeing?

    #106198

    Erwin Vigilia
    Participant

    This was the previous discussion

    https://www.v1engineering.com/forum/topic/estlcam-and-new-v-bit-setup

    I’d treat this bit as a shallow angled v-carve with an offset. The ball end is so small, it might as well be a v-carve.

    Alternatively, if you know that your DOC is going to be very small (<1mm?) you can treat it as a 0.5mm ball end.

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    #106222

    Erwin Vigilia
    Participant

    I’ve never figured out how to put those kinds of endmills in. Wonder if @christian-knuell monitors name drops?? 😉

    It sure seems like it does when it comes to “real” issues or questions about Estlcam. Was pleasantly surprised at his responsiveness, and one of the reasons why I opted to register his program to support his efforts.

    #106250

    Barry
    Participant

    Right, but you can’t put that small of an angle into estlcam, unless I’m missing something.  (probably math, I hate math…)

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    #106286

    Erwin Vigilia
    Participant

    Right, but you can’t put that small of an angle into estlcam, unless I’m missing something. (probably math, I hate math…)

    I only started liking math after I found out how much engineer’s make 🙂 but it’s a love-hate relationship.

    I just tried entering a small angle into the tool list, it didn’t complain… unless I’m missing something as well.

    #106337

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    I still hate it but maybe that’s because my boss doesn’t pay me well enough.

     

    The angle might need to be subtracted from 90, I would have to look at the picture.

    #106340

    Aaron
    Participant

    Bits like that (flat or radius tip) generally mean the given angle is of each side, so for ESTLcam, I would put it as a 10 degree ballnose bit. Since that bit is generally for 3d type carvings, it doesn’t really matter if it’s off by a fraction of a degree, unlike v carving. In the vectric stuff it has options for bits like that.

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