Hi, I was wondering if there was a way to add Taps to the Machining Data Library. I'm not interested in the "Tool Machining Data" tab mainly because I don't want to have to create a enormous amount of taps based on different materials.
What I'm looking to do is add all my taps to the Library based on tool materail, cut method and part material.
Based based on the tool material and part material, when I ad a tap from the library, I'd like it to automatically set the feeds and speeds of the tap.
One issue I see this that when adding tap information to the dara record, how is NX going to know the different between a :1/4-20 tap and a 1/4-28 tap?
Is what I want to do possible? As a job shop, it would save a bucket load of programming time if I could do this.
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Kind of a kludgy way to do this (rough outline):
- Set feeds and speeds based on tap diameter only
- Use ONLY "holemaking" tap tools, with pitch setting. Make sure pitch setting is correctf or every tap.
- In the post, calculate the cycle feedrate based on mom_tool_pitch (not the operation feedrates)
(either output IPR/MMPR directly, or use spindle speed to calculate IPM/MMPM)
- Make sure the "F" (or whatever) word in the tap cycle output line points to YOUR variable (not the$feed)
Production: NX10.0.3.5 MP5 + patch/TC11.2
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