trochoidal toolpath GADGET

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cohokidd
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trochoidal toolpath GADGET

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A High Efficiency Milling toolpath gadget would be GREAT. Something like trochoidal toolpathing. This would be VERY helpful for the people that have spindles that only accept 1/4 inch tooling. The benefits of this kind of toolpath are endless. Deeper cuts with less spindle load, and increased tool life are two of the main ones.

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jimandi5000
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Re: trochoidal toolpath GADGET

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cohokidd wrote:
Sat Feb 05, 2022 8:14 pm
A High Efficiency Milling toolpath gadget would be GREAT. Something like trochoidal toolpathing. This would be VERY helpful for the people that have spindles that only accept 1/4 inch tooling. The benefits of this kind of toolpath are endless. Deeper cuts with less spindle load, and increased tool life are two of the main ones.
Hi Cohokidd,

Yep, I think I could make one. I would need some details on what you are thinking the gadget should ask and show.
Thanks,
Jim

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Re: trochoidal toolpath GADGET

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To make this happen you'd need to:
  • draw contours that are the complete trochoidal paths (a pocket would need to have the paths cover all areas to be removed---profile paths might be easier)
  • create an "External" toolpath
see https://knowledge.autodesk.com/fr/suppo ... C-htm.html for samples.

There's probably good reasons why trochoidal toolpaths aren't in VCarve / Aspire by default.

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