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helicaltools
07-02-2008, 01:27 PM
I am trying to program a key way pocket the shape of the cutter on the side of the part and need some help. Can someone help me?

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Here is an image of what I am trying to do. I have several of these to make on the same part.

http://i320.photobucket.com/albums/nn329/helicaltools/keyway.jpg

PinnacleMachine
07-03-2008, 03:20 PM
Create a line from the centre of the circle inwards at least the radius of the cutter plus some clearance. Then do a NC-2Axis-Contour, chain the line in the direction you want the cutter to go in. Then in the Cut Control tab select ON for your cutting method. Make sure you have 0 in the side finishing passes. Then in the Leadout Move set it to Line on all, enter in the length of your line (the one you drew) in the Length field and set it to Constant, and change your angle to 180.

JP