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    Engraving help.

    We are using a 1/4" to 1/8" tapered ball mill now with 3 flutes that seem to be working.. Can you show me an example of a runner cutter? As far as the lubrication goes, I think we are using a 10:1 mix of water to coolant is what was recommended. Coolant is being shot through 5 nozzles at the...
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    Engraving help.

    Closest I was able to find was 3. Has worked for the most part.
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    Engraving help.

    We have been using a 1/8 ball mill for a couple months. Love the quality as there is zero burs for our welders to clean up. Currently swapping back and forth between a tapered ball mill and a carbide step drill. Problem with step drill is the tip fades away after a couple hundred parts.
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    Engraving help.

    That would be a negative.
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    Engraving help.

    The theory was, the undercutting mill would not endure as much stress on the overall tool at that depth. Issue was that the tool was gummed up when the actual part varied in thickness
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    Engraving help.

    Would this tool allow for speedy engraving at .02 depth? That is the issue we are having now. Stuck at around 25-35 ipm and needing to be around 50-60+ ipm
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    Engraving help.

    We have tried using a center drill. Issue is at high speed on stainless steel the tip breaks.
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    Engraving help.

    The engraving has be complete prior to galv. The part is being welded onto a much larger assembly.
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    Engraving help.

    The main reason for using an undercut mill or a ball mill is to allow for a wider profile than a standard engraving bit. The standard engraving bit profile s so thin that by the time the galvanizing the process is finished, the customer will not be able to read the part engraving. That is part...
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    Engraving help.

    Needing help once again. I am needing help with engraving settings on a Haas vf2.. We were using a 3/8 step drill for the longest. The problem is the tool life.. sucked. Mainly run carbon steel.. the main issue is stainless. I switched out the tool to a 1/8 ball mill then to an 1/8...
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    Work offset CNC programming

    Had to do with planes in cam software. Got it figured out. Thanks everyone.
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    Work offset CNC programming

    I think the problem lies with the placement in cad.. not sure what axis to place the part.
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    Work offset CNC programming

    Try this. % O5000 (JAWS TEST-REVISED) (DATE=DD-MM-YY - 25-02-22 TIME=HH:MM - 14:21) (MCAM FILE - C:\USERS\KH12\DOCUMENTS\CAD\JAWS TEST-REVISED.MCAM) (NC FILE - T:\JAWS TEST-REVISED.NC) (MATERIAL - ALUMINUM INCH - 2024) (T8|0.4375 DRILL|H8|D8|TOOL DIA. - .4375) (T5|0.375 FLAT ENDMILL|H5|D5|TOOL...
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    Work offset CNC programming

    I think there is a screenshot attached
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    Work offset CNC programming

    Hi there. I am attempting to create a part in a Haas vf2 using a new work offset than what is currently being used in the machine. I have the offset set.. the issue is. It doesn't matter whether I center the part in cad or work off of the x or y axis, after posting in my cam software the...
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