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Finishing with Barrel Tools

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Finishing with Barrel Tools

NX CAM 12.0.2


You can now use Tangent Barrel tools for blade finishing operations

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BillStorrs.png Bill Storrs is in the CAM Product Management Group at Siemens PLM software, Cypress California. His main focus is on CAM usability and learning support. He currently leads the CAM Learning Initiative Team whose mission is to provide users with a comprehensive collection of reference and training materials. He has an M.A. in Corporate Training and Development and has been in the industry for over 20 years.


Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor

Are barrel tools able to be easily used for non-blade type finishing operations at the moment? If not currently, are there plans to support them in the future?

Solution Partner Theorist Solution Partner Theorist
Solution Partner Theorist

Does this only work on blisk type geometry? I still get the same "tool type not supported. Only ball end mills are supported" error.