When trying to do small text, I discovered that my 1/16" endmill (Carbide’s #112) was too big. So I just bought a 1/32" (Kodiak 132449) and a 30 degree V-bit (Amana 45771-K).
In the latest version of Carbide Create, I figured out how to add a new endmill. But it doesn’t ask for any of the same information that the vendor provides. And for new tools it asks for less info than it provides for the Carbide tools (you don’t even put in the number of flutes).
This is the only real info I need for CC:
Plunge Rate (PR)
Feed Rate (FR)
Depth of Cut (DOC)
Finish Allowance (FA)
Can anyone help me find or calculate those numbers for both the 1/32" Kodiak and the Amana 30 Degree V-Bit? I’m still testing on brass.
The Winston Moy Feeds/Speeds for brass for the 1/8" (Carbide #102-Z) and 1/16" (#112-Z) endmills worked very well…can I use these to calculate the F&S for the 1/32"? And similarly, can I use the info in CC for the #501 V-Bit to use for the Amana 30 degree V-bit?
Do I need a F&S calculator? If so, does anyone know of a good free one? If I do need to use a calculator, I thought I needed to know the chipload. I thought that the manufacturer provides the chipload for their endmills and you use the chipload to calculate all the other F&S…but I couldn’t find this figure on their website.
Amana did have a .tool file that I downloaded, but I couldn’t open it. How do you open it? I thought this type of file could be imported into CC, but you can’t (or I couldn’t figure out how). Will this file have the chipload? Will it have other recommended F&S for different materials? Do manufacturers even provide recommended F&S?
All the endmills I own, I bought from Carbide…so they are all included in CC…but now that I have non-Carbide endmills, should I start keeping track of them in either a .tool file or an excel file? If so, does anyone have a sample they can share so I don’t have to re-create the wheel?
Thanks for bearing with me on all these first time user questions, but there doesn’t seem to be anywhere else to go.