I have always used g41 or g42 in turning to get my angles and radii to come out to print. However I have purchached an older machine which does not have tool radius comp option.
I seem to remember in years past a formula or constant to add (or subtract) in x and z for an angle or radius to come out to print. Does anyone know the formula or trig or constant for diffrent tool nose radii??
This is great to have, thank you I do a lot of manual programing with out cutter comp. Do you have any help with how I can get it to work to go from a radius into a 45 degree angle? say a .031 tool nose into the angle
That's tricky. I did it once and it took me quite a while to figure out how to calculate the difference between a .016 and a .031 radius. I have to check in my notebook at work tomorrow. Maybe I can also create another Excel spreadsheet for that.
Funny thing happened yesterday at work. The thread relief had a big radius (twice the width of the grooving tool) and the programmer didn't rough the radius at all. So I accidentally calculated the required X-Values for a Z-movement into the radius correctly!
So the radius was R.1106 and it started at X.5336 and Z-.8734 and ended at X.7548 and Z-.984.
So with my .063 grooving insert I wanted to rough it in 2 steps. I added .055 in to the starting point in Z (.8734 + .055): Z-.9284
The X value I calculated like this:
I took the root of Square R (.1106) - Square Z value (.055) and subtracted that from R. Multiplied that by 2 and added it to the start point in X (.5336)