XML schema for tool definitions?

Does anyone know of one? Seems silly to me that every time everyone buys a tool it has to be manually entered.

Came across this: http://camprocessor.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php/Main_Page — but it’s some general-purpose Oracle XML editor, Content Assembly Mechanism, not CAM as in computer aided manufacturing — so close.

We do have a list of .tps files for MeshCAM: Shapeoko CNC Router, Rigid, Accurate, Reliable, and Affordable (and oh, how I wish Carbide Create would load them).

That said, there is a script for it here:

So at least the MeshCAM folks have a solution.

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Found a nice page on endmills while researching the above — added it as a reference to the wiki, but it (and I’m hoping the balance of the site) needs to be mined for material to add:



Thanks for the link will,great info.

A lot of information in one spot, nice work, thanks Will.