MeshCAM 3-flute endmill feeds and speeds

Hi all-

I have a Nomad 883 ‘Classic’. I’ve bought some 3-flute endmills from local UK supplier for milling a CPU heatsink in 6061 aluminium.

How do I edit tool settings (feeds and speeds) in MeshCAM to account for the extra flute?

Btw, has anyone made an aluminium heatsink with the Nomad?

Many thanks!


Just edit the tool description to change the # of flutes from 2 to 3 using some substantively similar tool as a basis.

Thanks WillAdams! However, I can not find where to change the number of flutes in either MeshCam 6, or 7beta told descriptions. (However, I can still ‘estimate’ change of DOC, RPM, feed and plunge settings depending on number of flutes). Best. -Peter

My apologies, thought MeshCAM was the same as Carbide Create on this — you are correct, MeshCAM doesn’t seem to have a place to enter # of flutes.