Hey folks, per @vince.fab’s recommendation, I dug into chip thinning when I started milling aluminum to make sure every flute cut an appropriate amount of material and didn’t rub instead of cutting. However, there is only one online calculator I could find that would do the math for you (Iscar one) and it requires you to enter a lot of information before it will give you anything since it wants to calculate a lot of extra values (MRR, angle of cut, etc.) that I don’t care about. I found the math for chip thinning simple, so I wrote a spreadsheet that would calculate recommended CPT/chipload using only the necessary parameters.
Enjoy this and let me know if you have any feedback.
Yeah, so that’s due to Google Sheets wanting to tell you that someone else is also in the same sheet. It assigns each person a moniker as “Anonymous (animal)” and shows you what cell they are editing (often times they are idling).
Due to this (and the collaborative nature of Google Sheets), someone may edit a cell while you also are trying to - however unlikely since I doubt dozens of people are going to try to use it simultaneously.
What I recommend is you go to the upper left menu and click “File” and then “Make a Copy” to copy it to your own Google Drive so it isn’t shared with lots of people. Also, I have an Excel spreadsheet I can share that is identical, Google Sheets are just easier to share and are free.