Tool selection, when it comes to machining, is often left up to the machine itself, because the machine requires certain tools to function the way it was meant to. There are some variations where you can have control over the types of tools and those are the tool angles. The tool angles vary based on what you want to accomplish. There is also the thinning of the tools that may be present and you can calculate how much thinning is taking place with an equation.
- The tool is determined by the machine usually, but there is still the angle to be considered.
- Because of chip thinning, the tools must run at much higher rates than normal.
- The way to check for chip thinning is to check for the thinning factor by calculating it.
“To adjust the feed rate of the path to account for Radial Chip Thinning, you must first find the Radial Chip Thinning Factor.”