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what is the best method for a slot machine on a taper surface

What is the best method for a slot machine on a taper surface. A sample part is attached.

Please suggest a best / optimum method for machining. In existing method of machining problem lies in abrupt Z movement at 2 ends of the slot. Somehow tool path is not smooth.taper_mac.jpg

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Re: what is the best method for a slot machine on a taper surface

Planar mill with engage set to "Ramp on shape" is one option (may depend on floor geometry of pocket)

Ken Akerboom Sr CAx Systems Engr, Moog, Inc.
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Re: what is the best method for a slot machine on a taper surface

its a thru pocket on a taper and semi arc type surface. please refer the attached file.

 

 

thanks

Re: what is the best method for a slot machine on a taper surface

In your Solid Profile 3D operation, set as follow:

 

1. Cutting Parameters > Stock > Tolerance >

     Intol = 0.1mm

     Outtol = 0.1mm

 

2. Cutting Parameters > Corner> Smoothing >

      Z-Axis Smoothing = ON

      And set ramp angle to 30deg

 

3. Turn on whatever compressor that comes with your controller and you are done Smiley Wink

Re: what is the best method for a slot machine on a taper surface

Hi, Rudra!

For this case for me more easy to use old-good Sequential Milling operation. I buil sample, just sample, you can change engage, increment for passes, feeds etc.

 

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‎01-20-2017 08:13 AM

Re: what is the best method for a slot machine on a taper surface

Hi, Rudra!

For this case for me more easy to use old-good Sequential Milling operation. I buil sample, just sample, you can change engage, increment for passes, feeds etc.

 

 RUDRA.png

 

 

Re: what is the best method for a slot machine on a taper surface

How about using CONTOUR_PROFILE as a more modern way to get a tool path like with sequential milling?

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Re: what is the best method for a slot machine on a taper surface

Can I get the procedural video of this milling technique?

Re: what is the best method for a slot machine on a taper surface

Is it the only solution?

Re: what is the best method for a slot machine on a taper surface

One have fixed your tool path, another have used elementary NX features, and another suggested you to use Contour Profile (which you should have done so from the start).

 

And you are asking for a solution? wt...

 

There are about 20 something different ways to cut that slot with NX. And there are about a million other ways to find out how if you are really interested in finding a solution to your problem.

 

G2/G3 with a Z motion. You can gcode this in notepad in < minute. Geez man...

 

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