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Thread Mill Rough
« on: December 30, 2008, 03:54:23 PM »
Wondering if rough passes for thread mill wizard is in the works?
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Troy
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Re: Thread Mill Rough
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2008, 05:53:47 PM »
You can do that now. One th first pass set the diameter Minus the finish cut, then do a second cut at finish diameter. The NFW will save both cuts as one file.

Just a thought, (;-) TP

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Re: Thread Mill Rough
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2008, 06:06:10 PM »
I am after a option within the wizard to take multiple passes.As when cutting hard steels ,alot of  times you have to take a .005 depth of cut at a time.And to do this with a bunch of Thread Mill Wizards, it would get cumbersome.As thats what iam doin now :)
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Re: Thread Mill Rough
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2008, 10:13:48 PM »
I agree that using the multi-step ability of the wizards is the best way to handle this. Im not likley to make basic changes to the wizards now when there is an easy way to do the job

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Re: Thread Mill Rough
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2009, 07:07:32 AM »
So if i have a thread that is .040 deep in hard steel,i need about .005 passes,then i would make about 8 different thread wizards?
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Re: Thread Mill Rough
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2009, 10:26:36 AM »

Well you don't really make 8 different wizards. You setup the wizard and just change 1 value for each loop. When you exit the wizard will compile all the loops into 1 file.

An option would be to program a parametric macro that would allow you to program the variables before it ran. You could set thread pitch,cutter diameter, finish diameter, cut depth per pass and depth and mach would run the loop untill the final diameter was met and end the sub.

Just a thought, (;-) TP

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Re: Thread Mill Rough
« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2009, 10:32:01 AM »

Well you don't really make 8 different wizards. You setup the wizard and just change 1 value for each loop. When you exit the wizard will compile all the loops into 1 file.

An option would be to program a parametric macro that would allow you to program the variables before it ran. You could set thread pitch,cutter diameter, finish diameter, cut depth per pass and depth and mach would run the loop untill the final diameter was met and end the sub.

Just a thought, (;-) TP

Thats what i was talking about,just couldnt get it into words. :)
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Troy
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