Today I had a quick job drilling and cutting some material off of this clip.
I grabbed the green portion in a Kurt vise and ran an end mill across the red part taking .100 cuts. I've attached a .vnc file showing how i did it. Six contouring passes with the "Stock+/-" parameter on the first pass set to .460 and the "Stock+/-" parameter on the last pass set to 0.0. Best I could come up with in the heat of battle.
There's got to be a better way to side mill like this.
I've attched a file. Ops 1-7 are how I did it. Op 9 is how I'm trying to do it with a single roughing pass.
My entry move is all wrong. I want to take .05 cuts. The entry move (and first pass) take the radius of the cutter. Plus the first pass starts from the right. I want it to start from the left and take a .05 cut.
Here's the bad first pass:
All the remaining 6 or so passes look correct. They each start from the left, .05 cut, retract, return, like this:
The Op finishes like this:
If I could just get the the Op to start from the left with a .05 cut, I'd be golden, but I've been pushing buttons since a got home from work 3 hours ago and no luck.
Any help appreciated.