The macro for the adaptive roughing of a hole allows to carry out the machining of a circular pocket by adopting the principle of troicodal milling therefore to use all the length of the cutting edge of a cutter with a reduced and constant radial engagement. The advantages of this machining strategy are low cutting forces and low heat generated which translates into a far longer tool life compared to traditional roughing.
Typically to apply this machining strategy it is necessary to be in possession of a CAD / CAM workstation, with our macro instead it is sufficient to write a single line of code on the machine to obtain the same results!
Description of the parameters
Here is an example of the line of code to call the macro.
- P = program number where the macro resides in memory
- A = end mill diameter
- B = pocket hole diameter
- C = end mill radial engagement
- D =zero without pre-hole or specific pre-hole diameter
- R =approach distance
- X =hole center position
- Y = hole center position
- Z = pocket depth
- F = feedrate