ESTLCAM island woes

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  • #99628

    James
    Participant

    Hi there,

    I’m trying to utilize islands in estlcam but can’t seem to get it right. It won’t let me select a peeling strat without going into the island. I did some research and found I should be using a “part” to define my islands, which I am. It works with linear, what am I doing wrong??

    ESTLCAM island

    #99631

    Barry
    Participant

    Try a smaller end mill.

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    #99641

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    This is not working?

    https://www.v1engineering.com/milling-basics/

    Oh….hmmm. I default to Barry’s opinion, smaller endmill or don’t peel a small space.

    #99653

    James
    Participant

    That seems to work. Sadly I was hoping to do the whole thing with a 1/4″ bit since it’s the smallest bit I have that has part cutting clearance for the finish. Tool change job, I suppose.

    Thanks Barry.

    #99692

    Barry
    Participant

    Or, you can try your end mill, but give it a smaller step over with a parallel clearing cut.  It’s going to do a full width cut for the sides anyway.  Just give it a good finishing pass.

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