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Mach3 turn tool form
« on: December 07, 2017, 04:35:45 AM »
I would like to use my grooving tool (MGMN200) 2mm across with 2x 0.2mm corner rads.
If I wished to cut a sphere using both sides of the tool. Can I tell M3Turn the shape to be used "as a one piece tool", as opposed to generating a R/H & L/H toolpath which I do currently?
Any advise gratefully received.

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Re: Mach3 turn tool form
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2017, 10:09:46 AM »
You can use any tool you wish it all depends on how it is defined and what software you are using to generate the code.
Practically though, I would not use that tool since there will probably be gouging.
Try LazyTurn and see what pathing is generated.

RICH
Re: Mach3 turn tool form
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2017, 10:29:37 AM »
Rich - Sorry got confused between my CAM and M/C software.