I use tapered ball cutters for wood carving and there is no tapered ball in the library. How can I add a tapered ball to the tool library?
the tool is as follows:
Application Data (tool description for CAM software)
Shank Diameter = 0.250"
Half angle = 5.13° (0.0625" tip)
Tip radius = nominal ±0.001"
Stepdown = Depth per Pass, use 0.250" for roughing and 0.010" for final cleanup)
Depth of Cut (DOC) = 1.074"
Stepover (for final cleanup pass) = 0.006"
Stepover (for roughing pass) = 0.025"
Spindle RPM (SPEED) = 5 KRPM to 60 KRPM
Feedrate (IPM) = Depends on the material being cut. Do the Sweetspot Test before setting this parameter (go to: http://www.precisebits.com/tutorials...s_n_speeds.htm).
Plunge rate = 10 IPM to 25 IPM (again depending on material being cut)
There isn`t such a tool available right now in BobCAD (Hopefully in the next Build), maybe you could try using a "V-Tool", you won`t be able to do the ball end but you should be able to get your angles.
Or a "Chamfer Mill", there you can set a small and large diameter and your angles, won`t look right on the simulation but it should produce the right tool path for you.