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dumb question
« on: September 06, 2014, 10:23:55 PM »
If you scale down a drawing "mach3" scale do you have to scale down the end mill also.
Mike
Re: dumb question
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2014, 01:46:59 AM »
Yes. ( if you want the contour to be correct without using cutter compensation )
When you use cutter compensation ( G41 ; G42 ) then no, you can use the same endmill.
But the smallest radius in the scaled contour must be greater ( or the same ) as the endmill radius.
This may be a problem when scaling down. A use of a smaller endmill may be necessary
Alex

Re: dumb question
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2014, 01:49:01 AM »
Thanks for the info
Mike Irvin

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Re: dumb question
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2014, 11:26:16 AM »
Crap.....I came here looking for a dumb question. That was not dumb at all. It did not un-impress any of us. Try harder, Mike. Your lack of effort is, well....unimpressive.  ;D
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