Good Morning All,
I hope you’re all having an excellent weekend. I’m reaching out for a little bit of guidance on setting custom v-bit parameters in Carbide Create. Traditionally, I’ve used the pre-installed V-Bit tools (301, 302, etc) in the tool library for most of my v-carving operations. However, I’m beginning to work on projects that are very intricate and require a smaller v-bit.
I have a Bits and Bits 30 degree v-bit (photo attached as well as the spec sheet provided by Bits and Bits) and want to make sure I’m inputting the correct information before running a file (I’ve also attached a photo of the tool library). To that end, I have a couple questions that I’m hoping someone can help with:
When inputting the bit, is this considered one or two flutes? I assume its one flute, but this is all a newer area for me.
When calculating flute length, what is the best method for getting the most accurate measurement? I’ve done a little research and I’ve been trying to dig deep into my memory bank when it comes to Trig, but want to make sure I get it right!. If anyone has a suggested formula or method for calculating the overall flute length of a v-bit I would be forever grateful.
I appreciate anyone who can help!
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