Need some help creating below tool.
Yellow solid is cutting portion.
I have tried creating tool using:
Mill_User_Defined: Only works with Planar Profile & Generic Motion (surface is not planar)
Solid Tool (Generic): Works with Generic Motion only (would be very difficult to create for the below part)
Best method I have found so far was to define kinematics & cutting portion in MTB & then using a standard parametric tool in CAM environment to define the tool parametrs, but there is no pre-defined tool that matches with the tool in question.
This in turn becomes a problem when generating tool path as it uses standard tool parameters & NOT THE SOLID BODY to create the tool path.
Brown portion is to be machined.
This is a bit important & needs to be done by tomorrow.
Thanks in advance.
Solid Edge 2019
Are you just cutting a notch with the side of the tool? The model looks like a radii, but the tool seems to have sharp angles on it?
Planer profile, along with using "tracking points" would work fine for this if it is a simple notch.
I am not sure of the size of the featue, so I am not sure how you are approaching it.
See the attached part file.
The standard parametric tool that resembles yours the closest is the Chamfer Mill. I had to add a couple of tracking points and use Planar Profile just as @TechniCsNC suggested. However, the top 11 tool paths are reporting gouges when gouge checking with holder. It's hard to tell, but this may just be because the shank is contacting the face. In reality the angled part of the shank is of the cutting portion according to your description, so this is not likely to be actually gouging but rather cutting.
I originally tried the Tool Path drive method but the results were not good. This is likely because of the shape and nature of the Chamfer Mill.
Give this a try and let us know if it works.
Probably too late, but I believe this tool can be defined using a step drill (under holemaking).
I don't think you can model the shank sticking thru the tool (although possibly if you define that as part of the holder?)
You can use a step drill in (I believe all) milling operations.
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First of all, apologize to everyone for the late response.
Its actually not a straight notch. This is to be done for;
End diameter goes as low as 0.2 mm in the die.
The tool does have sharp angles so I am not sure how the customer is approaching the problem.
Thanks for taking out your time & doing this.
Only problem here is that the cuts have to done along the shape of the profile (curved).
Moreover, it would take too much time to create all the curves as the stepover value is very small.
Anyways, your suggestion indeed will help.
Its never too late!
I totally had ignored some of the tools in hole making template.
Tool now looks good with Tip Length '0.001' haha.
Any help with the operation type that can best suit the profile?
Also find attached part.
Solid Edge 2019