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help setting the feed rate
« on: February 11, 2016, 10:42:27 AM »
hello my name is sean drury i live in copake ny i have a bridgeport with the mach 3 program im trying to carve 304 stainless i want to change the feed rate but it only goes down to 30.00 how do i lower it what also would be the ideal feed rate and spindle rpm the chips i have been getting are probably around a 1/16 and i need them to be around 1/32

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Re: help setting the feed rate
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2016, 06:20:45 PM »
There basic general info about feedrate, material being machined, and cutter size in Member Doc's. That info was Cleveland.
Some of the tool  manufactures sites have calculators.

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Re: help setting the feed rate
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2016, 04:22:02 AM »
Hi Sean,
you might try HSMAdviser (HSMAdviser.com), it has a great speeds and feeds calculator for all manner of materials and tools.
It also provides estimates of power/torque required, cutting force and tool deflection, all have proved useful as I flounder may way
thru. It has some useful little widgets for threading and some trigonometric calculators if coding manually or on the fly.
Free trial for a month or so but I liked it so much that I bought it....and getting me to part with cash is a mean feat!

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